Standing on the Sidelines : Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change
A major report by Oxfam has just been released--challenging the food and beverage industries to address their huge climate changing emissions. Links are below. Many eye-popping facts, such as:
- If the Big 10 food and beverage companies were a single country, it would be the 25th most polluting country in the world.
- By 2050, there could be an extra 25 million malnourished children under the age of 5 because of climate change,2 and 50 million more hungry people.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that agriculture and deforestation account for 25 percent of global emissions.
The report is part of Oxfam's global campaign pressuring the food industry to step up to the plate on its massive climate-harming emissions, and help heal our ailing planet with truly sustainable farming.