A pertinent question

broad beansThis is a good and relevant question for very small schemes like Go Local Food who would be certified..

Quote “It’s always more expensive to do the right thing isn’t it? Like taking the train instead of driving or flying, or buying recycled products, organic food or natural building materials. If you want to do the environmentally-friendly or socially-just thing, it’s going to cost you more money. That can’t be right, can it?

So if you’re a farmer and you want to produce food without using chemical fertilisers or pesticides, you have to pay to be certified, putting you at an immediate disadvantage compared to farmers who do use chemicals.”

It’s worth reading the whole article from lowimpact.org to understand the full implications of the quote.