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How does footprint per dollar vs footprint per kilo compare for different methods of raising livestock?

I have an incomplete answer, but at least this is something to get the conversation started. At the bottom of your comments, you restate the question as "is organic any better because it costs more, ...
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What is the difference between organic and syntropic agriculture?

The two concepts overlap somewhat but the main focus and way of thinking is different. With syntropic agriculture degraded unproductive land is transformed into healthy productive land by planting ...
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Can organic farming sustainably feed the world?

Sustainability & Production: Production: Needs examples of well performing methods & techniques utilizing organic farming methods There are tons of examples all over the place how Organic ...
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Can a bag of non-organic potatoes that have gone bad be used to mulch an organic garden?

Specifically to the point of what you can do while complying with the relevant USDA Organic standards (and disregarding what might be a "good idea" or "fine with you or me"): You cannot apply them ...
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Organic or packaging free food?

It's all a matter of how you do the counting! If you take into account how much diversity you destroy, non-organic food is worse than "too much" cardboard packaging. But how do you count this? Life ...
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How much land can a full-time organic farmer take care of?

Research This is probably extremely variable depending on the specific crops you are talking about. I tried to gather information from various sources. I looked mostly at studies of subsistence ...
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How environmentally friendly is palm oil with a certified organic label?

I recently found more information about this, so I'll self-answer. While pesticide can have a big impact on the environment, the biggest problem with palm oil seems to be the clearing of rainforests. ...
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Can you microchip animals in an organic herd?

From Guide for Organic Livestock Producers.pdf @ www.ams.usda.gov/nop I will make a case for yes, microchipped animals are organic but then again I am not affiliated with USDA so you might want to ...
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How does footprint per dollar vs footprint per kilo compare for different methods of raising livestock?

Since asking the question I have been thinking about this quite a bit, and I believe the fundamental difference boils down to the balance between preventing and repairing negative externalities: ...
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Organic & natural (maybe edible) alternatives for Pre Shaving cream, foam, oil etc?

There are a few recipes available out there. Most of those that I have seen are oil based and the ingredients that they use are very easy to buy (at least where I live). I will give you an example ...
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Can a bag of non-organic potatoes that have gone bad be used to mulch an organic garden?

They'll just rot on the ground so not useful for a mulch. Just put them into your compost bin, or bury them so that they might sprout for the next season though many store bought spuds are treated ...
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Can Hydroponic products be termed as organic food?

It depends on where you live. In many countries regulations determine when you are allowed to label a product as 'organic', but there are countries where the term organic is not subject to any laws. ...
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How much is the environmental benefit of organic food offset by its higher economic cost when purchased?

Is there a metric to measure average 'environmental impact' per economic dollar? I don't think that this is possible. If you're working in the oil and gas sector, your environmental impact per dollar ...
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Can organic farming sustainably feed the world?

I would say it could. This question has been here for quite long, so I'll try to answer it with my basic understanding of organic vs. "conventional" farming. Say Organic farming produces 25%...
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Organic natural sustainable alternatives to commercial Hair Styling products; clay, wax, pomade, mousse, gel?

Over the last 18 months I've stopped using shampoo at all (just water, and occasionally cider vinegar to prevent smells!) - Google for "no poo hair" for all the lowdown. As well as eliminating ...
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Organic natural sustainable alternatives to commercial Hair Styling products; clay, wax, pomade, mousse, gel?

There are a lot of alternatives to make your own shampoo at home and many of them use castile soap (because it doesn't involve any kind of animal fat in the production process). You have a few ...
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Organic & natural (maybe edible) alternatives for Pre Shaving cream, foam, oil etc?

Completely traditional: Shaving brush and soap: Soak the (preferably badger hair) brush for a 30 seconds in warm water. Thoroughly wet your face (while brush is soaking) Shake excess water from brush ...
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