Nutrition labels have become the norm for packaged foods in many countries, and can help consumers make informed food choices in terms of personal health and nutrition. Now, some companies are exploring carbon labels on their food products so consumers can understand the environmental consequences of their food choices. For example, Just Salad, a chain food company, includes a carbon label on their food items to show how much carbon dioxide was released to get the food onto their plate. This is a great example of how food businesses can take the lead in measuring and reporting on their own impact on the environment, while also promoting transparency among consumers. Hopefully initiatives such as this one become mainstream across the industry.
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