October 25, 2009
Sweden saves the earth, one meal at a time
Sweden has found a new way to tackle the issue of climate change. The NY Times explains how the country is testing a system that calculates the carbon dioxide emissions associated with food production. If the system succeeds, all food sold in Sweden could bear a label that lists the carbon emissions associated with it. The idea is that shoppers could then use the information to consider the environmental impact of their diets.
This could be an interesting case study. But with all of the controversy over simple nutrition labeling for restaurant chains the U.S., it's more difficult to imagine carbon emissions labeling catching on here.
- posted by Hillary Hempstead
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