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The Paris Agreement & What It Means for the Food Industry

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It is estimated that about a third of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system. The food industry plays a significant role in contributing to climate change, but it also has the potential to be part of the solution. Some advocate growing a better plant-based solution, where living a plant-based lifestyle no longer means swearing off meat forever.

Another common question asked by the food industry is: How can F&B firms successfully and meaningfully weave sustainability into the core of their operations without compromising on their bottom line?

In beverage processing, water solutions, trends and requirements are also topics of interest.

As expectations around social and environmental responsibility continue to grow, it has become increasingly important for brands to communicate not only what is in a product. Consumers want information on where the ingredients were sourced, how the product was produced or processed, who made it and under what conditions. This is one of the eight global trends for nutritional innovation, which you can read about here.

The United Nations reports that we are still not on track to reach net zero by 2050. Commitments made by governments to date fall far short of what is required as outlined in the Paris Agreement. All stakeholders in the food industry, and not only the consumers, need to come together to make a difference. As a guide, a list of sustainable food predictions for 2023 may inspire your brand to step up efforts in the fight against climate change.

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