Along with our community, we've ranked different Food and Beverage companies
Food and beverage are arguably one of the biggest contributors to climate change, but how is the food and beverage sector tackling climate change and to what extent? With the consumption of food and drink growing at an average rate of 3.1% per year from 2012 to 2050, the industry could be responsible for about 20% of the total CO 2 emissions by 2050, according to the UN. To help combat this, the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its first Eco-label for foods in 2013, to help people choose more sustainable food products and to reduce the environmental impact of food production. According to the UN, the food and beverage sector is home to an enormous variety of businesses, from producers to retailers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and transporters, as well as suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, bakeries, restaurants and catering firms. And while most products are fairly similar in overall carbon footprint, each sector has a unique environmental impact. Eating less meat and dairy products (like milk and eggs), becoming vegetarian or vegan (or switch to a more vegetarian or vegan focused diet) are all great ways you can start reducing your impact on the environment.