Carbon labelling on farm products is a 'nonsense'

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Using carbon labelling on farm products was a "nonsense" because of the degree of variance involved in the methods used, according to National...

Using carbon labelling on farm products was a "nonsense" because of the degree of variance involved in the methods used, according to National Farmers' Union vice president Paul Temple.

Temple was speaking at the Labour Party conference fringe event in Manchester British food chain: is it sustainable? Responding to a questioner asking if carbon accounting could be anything other than a marketing ploy, Temple said it was inappropriate to assess carbon footprints in isolation. He argued that firms should be assessing the sustainable and efficient production of food generally.

Melanie Leech, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, called for "a grown up industry perspective on carbon measurement". Industry needs a common ground on carbon emissions measurement to enable firms to compete on green credentials and consumers to understand it, she said.

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