Other sectors are facing much more stringent targets as a result, writes John Gibbons.
We already know how to make good food the norm, and there's a willingness among the public to eat well. What we need is action, says Sustain’s Ruth Westcott.
Campaigners say the company’s net zero pledge amounts to greenwashing in light of its spiralling emissions.
The farming body has registered as a 'non-commercial' organisation on the newly updated EU Transparency Register, meaning it does not have to declare its lobbying spend.
“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.
Agrochemical and pesticide giants like Bayer and BASF are pushing for weaker action on harmful chemicals and climate goals.
The COP26 delegation includes the CEO of Minerva Foods, and the chair of Marfrig, two of the world’s largest beef companies. Critics say their presence "smacks of greenwashing."
Industry-backed solutions and net zero targets are insufficient to slash agriculture’s emissions, some experts warn.
United Nations distances itself from “distortive” and “biased” animal pharma livestock briefing that used UN sustainable food summit logo.
A rapid and urgent phaseout of fossil fuels is needed, scientists warn, in order to avoid crossing dangerous climate tipping points.