Is tea more sustainable than coffee?



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    According to the Green Daily, coffee and tea are an even match when it comes to sustainability.  Both can come with Fair Trade and Organic seals which usually mean solid attempts at sustainable farming.  However, both also are incredibly mass produced (coffee is the most traded drink in the world while tea is the most consumed drink in the world) so they both have detrimental effects on the environment.   Growing coffee beans often requires forest clearing and heavy pesticide use.   Tea can lead to land degredation and because of harsh pesticide use can lead to surface water pollution.  Both have negative effects, both are mass produced, and both industries are pushing towards fair trade and organic products, so they are pretty neck-in-neck when it comes to sustainability.

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