Today, more people are living an eco lifestyle than ever before, so it was bound to happen: climate friendly food labels. Most consumers read food labels to check ingredients that are in the product, but now consumers in Sweden will be able to read climate-change friendly labels to check the manufacturer’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
The first company to premiere the new good climate friendly labels will be a small milk producer from Stockholm. The label will reveal how the company reduced its energy and nutrient consumption by using manure over chemical-based fertilizer.
Right now, the climate friendly labeling process is voluntary, so not all companies will have the label on their products. The companies who do want the label on their products will have to prove that they have reduced greenhouse gas emissions in order to earn one.
If more companies catch on and see this as a positive initiative, maybe it will spill over from Sweden into America. It would be great for us to see the green energy use of our favorite products.
Let’s just hope that companies don’t abuse the system.
Source: New Scientist