At COP28, a conference where countries aimed to strengthen their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change, six of the world’s largest food companies launched the Dairy Methane Alliance.
Danone, Bel Group, General Mills, Lactalis USA, Kraft Heinz, and Nestle will begin reporting methane emissions by mid-2024. The companies will write action plans to reduce methane by the end of the year.
According to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock contributes about 30 percent of the globe’s anthropogenic methane emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says methane is nearly 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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