Индипендънт дефинира 7 мѝта относно био (organic) храните, цитирайки изследване от британското екоминистерство:
A litre of organic milk requires 80% more land than conventional milk to produce, has 20% greater global warming potential, releases 60% more nutrients to water sources, and contributes 70% more to acid rain.
Heated greenhouse tomatoes in Britain use up to 100 times more energy than those grown in fields in Africa. Organic yield is 75 per cent of conventional tomato crops but takes twice the energy – so the climate consequences of home-grown organic tomatoes exceed those of Kenyan imports.
If there is a "cocktail effect" it would first show up in farmers, but they have among the lowest cancer rates of any group.
In 2006 an Austrian and Dutch study found that a quarter of organic pigs had pneumonia against 4 per cent of conventionally raised pigs; their piglets died twice as often.
Disease is the major reason why organic animals are only half the weight of conventionally reared animals – so organic farming is not necessarily a boon to animal welfare.
Хората са ужасно много и ако всички ядат био храни, светът няма да може да си позволи лукса да се изхрани.