The University of Cambridge reports that removing beef and lamb from dining menus contributed to lower carbon emissions while raising profits for the University Catering Service
Some global food giants are embracing the alternative proteins boom while others are falling behind, a new report from the FAIRR investor network found. The $5.3 trillion investor coalition cautions food multinationals that relying on factory-farmed meat, fish, and dairy poses a material risk to their businesses.
Maria Lettini, director of the investor network FAIRR, discusses what’s at stake for fast food companies when they don’t establish time-bound quantitative environmental goals.
At the start of this year, Carl’s Jr. announced plans to add meatless burgers made from Beyond Meat to their menu. The burger chain isn’t alone in making the move to appeal to vegetarian and vegan customers with alternative proteins.
The European food and beverage industry is currently experiencing a food-grade CO2 supply crisis stemming from technical issues with several ammonia plants. Companies across the industry from brewers to meat processors are grappling with the shortage.
A new food index analyzed 60 global intensive farming companies on health, environmental, and social issues and categorized 36 of them as “high risk.”
New taxes on meat products promise to have positive effects on the environment and public health, but they are unlikely to actually lower global greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector, two University of Guelph economists wrote in The Conversation. Michael von Massow, an associate professor of food economics and ... Read more »
A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Called “The Livestock Levy: Are Regulators Considering Meat ... Read more »