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Transport is important in the carbon footprint of imported organic plant products.

Knudsen, Marie Trydeman; Hui, Qiao Yu; Yan, Luo ; Almeida, Gustavo Fonseca de ; Abreu, Lucimar Santiago de; Halberg, Niels and Langer, Vibeke (2011) Transport is important in the carbon footprint of imported organic plant products. [Transporte é importante na pegada de carbono de produtos vegetais orgânicos importados.] ICROFS News, 2, pp. 4-7.

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Summary

Farmers or consumers may ask about the environmental implications when choosing organic products. Is it sustainable to buy organic products from China or South America? How much does the long-distance transport affect the climate and carbon footprint of the products? And does the organic production in the countries concerned benefit the environment? These are some of the questions raised – and the point of departure for a recently finalized PhD study.

Summary translation

Produtores rurais ou consumidores poderiam perguntar sobre as implicações quando da escolha de produtos orgânicos. É sustentável comprar produtos orgânicos da China ou da América do Sul? Quanto o transporte de longa distância afeta a pegada do clima e do carbono do produto? A produção orgânica nesses países é benéfica para o ambiente? Essas são das algumas questões levantadas e o ponto de partida de um estudo de doutorado recentemente finalizado.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishconsumershttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_28315
Englishenvironmenthttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2593
EnglishOrganic foodshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29261
EnglishSustainable developmenthttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35332
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Brazil > Embrapa - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Brazil > Other organizations
Related Links:http://www.icrofs.org/Pages/Publications/newsletters.html
Deposited By: Santos, Ederson Luiz
ID Code:22742
Deposited On:10 Jun 2013 18:13
Last Modified:10 Jun 2013 18:13
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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