New Food Order: Food companies must step up to mitigate climate change

Published On: June 23, 2023Categories: Planetary health

Dawn Reiss

Corporations across the globe are pledging to become carbon neutral. More than 20% of companies in the world now have science-based target initiatives, according to Science Based Targets.

But is it even enough?

Food systems—both agriculture and food production—contribute to over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations. Much comes from raising livestock and rice cultivation, which accounts for 35% of the food system greenhouse gas emissions.

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