this weeks news...
Monday 10th May 2010
We have completed the first phase of our two year environmental and social impact study in collaboration with Exeter University and partly financed by the DTI under their Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme. With plenty of caveats (this is not an exact science) it would seem that growing and delivering a box of vegetables to your doorstep results in the emission of about 1.8kg of carbon. To put this in context, assuming there are 3.5 people in the average Riverford box customer household, this would amount to about 0.25% of their combined weekly emissions.
Is this better than non-organic bought from a supermarket or organic from a farmers market? We haven