Why we do what we do.

The impact of the food sector on climate change is significant, and the world needs environmentally conscious solutions.       

Facing a critical environmental crisis, our world is contending with issues like climate change, loss of natural resources, and biodiversity damage, entailing urgent and strategic actions. The food sector significantly influences this situation; from production to disposal, it accounts for about a third of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

Creating a strategy for emission reduction encompasses several approaches.

  • Transition towards plant-rich diets and explore alternative proteins, while understanding the vital role animal products play for numerous global rural populations.

  • Implement improved feeding techniques, agricultural practices, and technology to minimize emissions from animal farming.

  • A crucial strategy lies in minimizing food waste, which contributes to over 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Quick Facts on Environmental Impacts

Food production is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 50% of habitable (ice- and desert-free) land is used for agriculture.
  • Agriculture utilizes 70% of global freshwater withdrawals and causes 78% of global ocean and freshwater eutrophication.
  • 94% of non-human mammal biomass is livestock. This means livestock outweigh wild mammals by a factor of 15-to-1.
  • Poultry livestock outweighs wild birds by more than a 3-to-1 ratio (71% of bird biomass).

Addressing the food sector’s practices, from what we consume to production methods, is pivotal in mitigating climate change, reducing pollution and water stress, and safeguarding our planet’s biodiversity. Our dietary choices, agricultural practices, and waste management strategies must be reevaluated and reshaped to ensure a sustainable future. Source: ourworldindata.org

We are passionate about making changes for the better and using our expertise in the process. Our contribution involves creating sustainable solutions in food and feed production, as this is our area of expertise.