The climate change agreement to prevent the increase of the global average temperature to “well below 2C” has been welcomed as an “exciting opportunity” for businesses, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Climate change is already cutting UK food output, according to a survey conducted by the National Farmers Union (NFU), as US president Barack Obama said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to halt rising temperatures.
Food manufacturers must treat climate change as seriously as health and safety to protect the planet and ensure profitability, according to McCain boss Nick Vermont ahead of climate change talks in Paris.
Food and drink manufacturers should be more transparent, resilient and collaborative to protect themselves from an impending water shortage and future extreme weather conditions, according to a leading environmentalist.
Governments and the food industry need to make better use of modelling and new technologies to manage food supply as climate change makes the whole system far more fragile, an environmental expert and joint Nobel Prize winning laureate has warned.