n South African Food Review - Shining a light on supply chain sustainability : environmental

Volume 38, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



Is it better to eat tomatoes grown in electrically powered greenhouses, or to opt for produce imported from sunnier climates? Initially reports suggested that the transported tomatoes were preferable from a carbon footprint point of view. However, supporters of the greenhouse option countered that they used fewer pesticides and less water in their controlled environment, and in fact supplied power back to the grid. And so the debate continues.

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