EU needs to enforce common health & environmental standards to support food industry in developing a sustainable food system, says scholar

Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer, Published on: 5 July 2017

"Cheap meat is bigger problem for climate and health", 26 June 2017

”The climate change debate has so far mostly focussed on cutting carbon pollution from transport and energy because cheap meat has become a kind of human right in our modern societies,” said Johan Rockstroem... [despite] agriculture [being] the number-one cause of greenhouse gases, deforestation, depletion of freshwater resources, and the extinction of species... [A]ccording to Rockstroem, [...] “we must also reform agriculture so it delivers on the UN sustainable development goals.”... Industry representatives gathering at the Eat forum said they were taking the challenge seriously... Rockstroem said the food revolution demands that politicians regulate and even ban certain types of food. [also refers to Ikea, Danone, Kellogg's, Nestle, Pepsi and Unilever]

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Related companies: Danone IKEA Kellogg Nestlé PepsiCo Unilever