Carbon Labeling Comes to Food Menus

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As the link between climate change and the global food system has become apparent, consumers are more aware of the environmental impacts of their food purchases. Companies have responded with plans to put carbon labels on their products to show total measured greenhouse gas emissions related with the product.

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Carbon Labels Are Finally Coming To The Food And Beverage Industry

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Carbon Labels on Food Products

Recently, there has been a rebirth in the carbon labeling movement as several large companies have declared their own plans with carbon labels. Quorn claims to be the first meat-free food manufacturer to inaugurate carbon labels on its products and have their emission charts verified by Carbon Trust. Unilever, the multinational company, declared its plan to keep track and communicate the carbon footprint of its goods and services as part of their broader objective to fight climate change.

Nestlé, the multinational food and drink corporation, is also reportedly assessing carbon labels. Just Salad intends to become the first U.S. restaurant chain to carbon label its menu by Climate Week, which begins September 21st, 2020. In fashion, eco footwear brand Allbirds has inaugurated a carbon counter for every shoe in its sneaker collection, which will be shown online.

Today’s food labels already provide consumers with a lot of significant information about ingredients, health advantages, allergens, storage and utilization. By putting in carbon labels, consumers will also be able to recognize the impact their food choices have on our climate. This ambition will support the transition to a more sustainable food system, using full exposure and transparency as a key motivator for sustainable food options.

Read the articles below to know more about it: 

Just Salad to Become the First Restaurant to Add Carbon Labeling to Its Menu

This restaurant has added carbon labelling to its menu. To know more, Click here 

Carbon Labels on Food Products Coming Soon 

Here are incoming carbon labels that will encourage Climate-Conscious Buying - Click here 

Innovation of The Day

Just Salad is one of the first US restaurants to add carbon labelling to its menu - Click here 

Carbon labels on restaurant menus: do people pay attention to them?

To know whether people really pay attention to carbon labels on menus visually, Click here 

Inside Just's Salad new carbon-labeling program

To read all about how Just Salad is now listing the carbon emissions of each item on its menu, Click here 


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