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Conventionally produced Food is better, says Sweden Scientists


Organic plants are worse for the environment than conventionally farmed foods, new research from Sweden suggests, Mailonline reports.

A lack of chemical fertilisers means more land is used to grow crops and as a result 70 per cent more carbon is emitted, the study found.

The authors claim that even organic meat and dairy products are – from a climate point of view – worse than their equivalents.

Organic plants are worse for the environment than conventionally farmed foods, new research from Sweden suggests.

Organic plants are worse for the environment than conventionally farmed foods, new research from Sweden suggests.

The study, which was published in Nature, was led by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

'Our study shows that organic peas, farmed in Sweden, have around a 50 percent bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed peas', said lead researcher Stefan Wirsenius, an associate professor from Chalmers.

'For some foodstuffs, there is an even bigger difference – for example, with organic Swedish winter wheat the difference is closer to 70 per cent,' he said.

Their research found the reason why organic food is so much worse for the climate is that the yields per hectare are much lower, primarily because fertilisers are not used.

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