Consumers need to trust green tick labels stand for more than just profit

Consumers need to trust green tick labels stand for more than just profit
If you’re inching towards food insecurity, as so many Kiwis are in 2021, shopping for climate change is a luxury, Nicola Harvey says. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Nicola Harvey
We are not on track to meet our targets. That was the pointed statement issued in the Climate Change Commission’s final report advising how Aotearoa New Zealand can meet its 2050 targets. Those being, net zero for long-lived emissions, and at least a 24% drop in biogenic methane emissions – the short-lived gas produced by decomposing food waste in landfill, wetlands and the belches of NZ’s 10 million odd cattle. The food and farming sector is in sharp focus. Some, like outspoken ecologist Dr Mike Joy, suggest NZ need...

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