Plant-based brand Quorn is adding carbon labeling to products to help spread awareness about the carbon footprint of our food. The company released carbon calculation information for 60% of its products on January 9, 2020.
The information is available on the site’s website for now, but will soon be visible on its packaging as well. The carbon data has been verified by the Carbon Trust. Foods including Fishless Fillets, Quorn Sausages and Quorn Mince will have carbon footprint labelling.
A spokesperson for the brand told The Independent, “For over 30 years, we have been proudly delivering healthy protein for a healthy planet. Quorn is proven to provide significant health and environmental benefits and today we’re delighted we can offer carbon footprint data to our customers, whom we know are actively trying to find ways to reduce their impact on the planet. ”
The company’s reasoning behind the labeling is “about giving people the information needed to make informed decisions about the food they eat and the effect it has on our planet – in the same way that nutrition information is clearly labelled to help inform decisions on health”.
According to data posted on the company’s website, 14.5% of global emissions are generated from raising livestock and 58% of food-related emissions are from animal products. The company claims to be the only meat-free manufacturer to disclose carbon information on food labels.
Read more news about Quorn in One Green Planet, including their pledge to reduce plastics and their vegan Cod Fillet. The United Nation recently released a report warning countries about the dangers of climate change. They also urged people to reduce their dairy and meat intake by opting for more plant-based foods as one way to take climate action. We highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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