Irish Dairy industry focuses on low carbon future to address climate change

IRELAND - The Irish dairy industry has decided to embark on industrial activities to ensure low carbon emissions in the future, according to a report produced by the Irish Co-operative Organization Society (ICOS). The report named "Positive Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future for the Irish Dairy Sector", was compiled by a Working Group established…

Fonterra commits to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has partnered with the New Zealand government  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, with a 30% reduction by 2030 from a 2015 baseline. According to the company, the partnership was an example of how the private and public sectors could work together to accelerate New Zealand’s transition to…

Africa must re-adopt its orphan crops as times change

AFRICA - A large portion of Africa's people relies on several indigenous plant species for subsistence. These plants are often primary food sources for people and animals and are also used for other non-food purposes. Most are farmed as food crops and are preferred by indigenous people and farmers. They are often hardy and tolerant,…

Business leaders must combat climate change – Carlsberg Chairman

DENMARK - Carlsberg Group Chairman Flemming Besenbacher has impressed on business leaders to understand issues regarding climate change and actively get involved in combating the changes needed, during his speech at Climate Week NYC. “With pressing global issues such as climate change, we are living in a time of great risks and great opportunities. I…