Intersection of Food and Climate – Resources

For agriculture, there are three major options for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: 1) productivity improvements, particularly in the livestock sector; 2) dedicated technical mitigation measures; and 3) human dietary changes. The aim of the paper is to estimate long-term agricultural GHG emissions, under different mitigation scenarios, and to relate them to the emissions space compatible with the 2 °C temperature target.

Our food system plays an important role in climate change and environmental degradation. Food production is a major driver of deforestation, biodiversity loss, water use and pollution and climate change. In fact, animal agriculture makes up 14.5 percent of all of man-made greenhouse gas emissions — more than the vehicle exhaust from all cars worldwide. With demand for meat and dairy expected to skyrocket by 2050, rethinking how we eat can make a big difference in fighting climate change.

Innovation:

New Crop Capitol – Funding the next generation of food industry disruptors.

Impossible Foods – MEAT ON A MISSION. Read their recent Sustainability Report comparing their product to a meat burger.

The world loves meat. But relying on cows to make meat is land-hungry, water-thirsty, and pollution-heavy. That’s why we set out to do the impossible: make delicious meats that are good for people and the planet.

The Good Food Institute – Creating a healthy, humane and sustainable food supply.

 

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