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World Economic Forum: Can you eat to save the climate?

With the food system responsible for a third of overall global CO2 emissions, attention on climate beneficial foods has been slowly but steadily increasing.


  • There's a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable;

  • From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti and grains, options for climate beneficial foods are increasing;

  • With better supply chain structures, food producers can have greater access to these ingredients too.


With the food system responsible for a third of overall global CO2 emissions, attention on climate beneficial foods has been slowly but steadily increasing. According to IFIC’s 2020 Food and Health Survey, 6 in 10 consumers in the US say it is important that the food products they purchase or consume are produced in an environmentally sustainable way.


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