Posted on October 16, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

Food system pumps 28% of global GHG emissions, says report

Quantis report also says food-related activities are key drivers of water scarcity, land-use change, biodiversity loss and eutrophication

The global food system accounted for 27.6 percent of 2018 global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions, according to a new report by environmental sustainability consulting group Quantis.

The new report, released Wednesday which is also World Food Day, said the GHG percentage figure is 14,785 metric tons CO2 equivalent.


The report also said food-related activities are key drivers of water scarcity, land-use change, biodiversity loss and eutrophication.

The report also highlights sustainable business priorities and strategies for food and beverage companies to build a resilient food system, Quantis said.

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