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Climate-Friendly Actions From The Food Industry

US-based Panera bread has introduced a new way of labeling some of their food items to highlight those that have less impact on the environment and climate.

US-based Panera bread has introduced a new way of labeling some of their food items to highlight those that have less impact on the environment and climate.

By some estimates, the food industry produced about 30% of all greenhouse gases, which means that there is a massive opportunity for all of us to make significant changes that impact the climate.

But how exactly would you know that the food you buy has a high or low impact?

Some common sense may help by buying seasonal food from local farms that haven’t traveled halfway around the world.

But climate-friendly food labels could be the answer.

Triple Pundit made an interesting observation that this type of food labeling could come through consumer demand rather than regulations.

“There’s growing evidence that more Americans see climate change as a huge threat. And if they feel what goes into their pantries and refrigerators can make a difference, food labels similar to the ones Panera has launched could become the norm in a few years.”

Seeing large corporations like Panera take proactive steps like this will hopefully bring about changes that make climate-friendly consumer decisions that bit easier.



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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