Good Afternoon from Cologne, Germany!
I just read this article on the CBC website today:
To summarize, buying organic food is not more environmentally-friendly than non-organic food. The reason? Because it takes more space and energy to grow that organic food than non-organic food.
However, don't let this worry you. Organic food is healthier for you because it doesn't contain the chemicals and GMOs that a lot of non-organic food contains. Plus, eating fruits and vegetables, in general, is healthy!
Plus, even if buying local isn't more environmentally-friendly (because those local growers are more likely to be organic farmers), buying local supports your local community and helps them grow.
All in all, sometimes something you think is environmentally-friendly isn't, but that doesn't automatically equate to it being bad. There are a lot of good reasons to eat local organically-grown food.