Gardeners are fuming about a study that found produce from urban farms has a high carbon footprint

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Business Insider reports, "Research out of the University of Michigan sent shockwaves through the urban-farming and home-gardening community earlier this year.

"Fruits and vegetables grown on urban farms have on average six times the carbon footprint of produce from conventional farms, the study, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Cities, found.

"The backlash was swift. University of Michigan students organized a rebuttal letter, arguing that narrowly focusing on carbon emissions overlooked the broader environmental harms of industrial-scale farming such as biodiversity loss and water pollution. Some angry homesteaders on TikTok and YouTube circulated conspiracy theories about the government not wanting people to be self-sufficient."

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