• Organic food vs non-organic food
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I moved to organic boxes for a few months but temporarily stopping due to work related circumstances and not getting through the contents in time.
I used Riverford who have a supplier in my area so the produce comes from several local counties, the odd bit from Devon and the odd bit from Spain/Italy/France.
Supermarket organic food has more produce from Europe than UK but that will change with Brexit. It is higher priced than my organic box.
With trying to reduce own carbon footprint, am trying to buy more local food from my region or UK but not always possible, even our local food stall where I volunteer cannot always source everything locally and the local costs are higher to the organisation which in turn raises the prices to customers.
The cost of organic food coming down in recent years but still only for middle – high incomes and as those consumers also looking in more detail of supply chains, suppliers are going to need to find carbon friendly ways to provide a competitive benefit.

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