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Which fruits and vegetables are best to plant for the environment

Michael J. Coren of The Washington Post writes about the best fruits and vegetables to plant for the environment.

The C3 Take
  • America’s farmers have become incredibly efficient and are now producing more food with less land.
  • While industrial agriculture is important to supply the world with food, smaller-scale and local farms can grow certain crops like lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots with less water and energy than large farms.
  • Meanwhile, large farms do better than smaller farms in growing potatoes, corn, and pumpkins.
  • Small-scale farming and gardening can compliment the efficiency of large-scale ag and benefit the environment and local communities.

“Instead, Stone says, the results point the way to a much bigger role for small producers. Gardens and small farms can create a food system that’s more resilient, less wasteful and better for the climate and communities while complementing the massive productivity made possible by conventional agriculture.”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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