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Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

SaladStop Becomes First Restaurant Chain In Asia To Carbon Label Entire Menu

4 Mins Read SaladStop, the Singapore-headquartered healthy salad chain with locations across Asia, has carbon labelled its entire menu, making it the first restaurant in the region to do so. Describing the move as a “simple and convenient way for customers to make planet-friendly food choices”, the chain’s commitment comes as more F&B businesses begin to take up […]

Sweetgreen To Expand Plant-Powered Salad Menu To Meet Net-Zero Pledge By 2027

4 Mins Read Sweetgreen, the American fast casual salad chain, is the latest food establishment to hop on the sustainability bandwagon, pledging to become carbon neutral within the next six years. Describing the commitment as the “right thing to do”, the popular healthy go-to salad spot says that it will be increasing its range of plant-powered options and […]

Denmark Recommends Carbon-Friendly Foods In New Dietary Guidelines

4 Mins Read Denmark’s updated dietary guidelines includes recommendations on consuming more carbon-friendly foods like vegetables, fruits and legumes as part of the country’s climate action plan. The new official dietary guidelines also suggest lowering intake of meat and dairy products, which are carbon-intensive to produce.  Published by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in January this year, […]

70% Of Consumers In Western Europe Support ‘Intelligent Meat Tax’

3 Mins Read Most consumers in Western Europe are in favour of an “intelligent meat tax”, according to a new survey. The results suggest broad public support for political leaders to take action on carbon-intensive foods by increasing levies on meat, while reducing taxes on plant-based alternatives, fruits and vegetables, in line with recent expert recommendations on measures […]

Climate-Friendly Cooking: New Tool Helps Food Blogs Carbon Label Their Recipes

4 Mins Read A new online tool has been created so that food blogs and websites can add carbon labels to their recipes. Partnering with WP Recipe Maker, a recipe plug-in for web publishing software WordPress, My Emissions automatically calculates the carbon footprint of recipes using its ingredients, and can even make more specific estimates if the life […]

Study: Switching To Plant Protein Could Remove More Than A Decade Of Emissions

4 Mins Read New research has shown that swapping out meat for plant-based protein sources such as lentils, beans and nuts could dramatically reduce the effect of more than a decade of carbon emissions on the climate. The paper also found that vegetation regrowth as a result of a plant-based shift would effectively double the Earth’s carbon budget, […]

Flora Parent Company To Carbon Label 100 Million Plant-Based Products

4 Mins Read Upfield, the parent company of multiple brands of plant-based spreads, butters and creams including Flora, Proactiv and Becel, has announced that it will be introducing on-pack carbon labelling to 100 million products by the end of 2021. Major food brands and restaurants have been embracing carbon labels in recent months as consumers begin coupling their […]

“7 More Planets”: 8 Shocking Facts From The G20 Food Footprint Report

4 Mins Read Representing 20 of the largest economies in the world, the consumption habits of G20 states are among the most important in affecting the planet and its resources. Though they make up only 10% of the world’s countries, they produce almost three-quarters of the total carbon emissions from the entire global food system. This makes their […]

Food Footprint Explainer Series: Should You Quit Almond Milk?

4 Mins Read With climate crisis climbing to the top of the global agenda, more people are beginning to take notice of the connection between our consumption choices and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. While some questions about the footprint of food can appear to be relatively straightforward, the reality may not always be as simple as […]