Climate neutral products from Eosta

An article in Sustainable Business newsletter describes Eosta (http://www.eosta.com/index.cfm?vid=64DD31DB-AB5A-D733-DF31869591EFD001), a Dutch company that sells fruits and vegetables claimed to be climate neutral. Use of organic fertilizer that does not release methane, avoiding mineral fertilizers and thus saving nitrous oxide and increased carbon storge due to the humus content in the soil are claimed to decrease greenhouse gas emissions across the supply chain. These reductions compensate for the transportation, packaging and cold storage related emissions to bring these fruits to market. Is it fair to count the life cycle of these products and claim that they are climate neutral ? Should avoidance of packaging, transport etc by growing close to the demand be preferred to shipping Argentinian applies to the Netherlands ?

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