Agribusiness and Climate Change
Giant multinational agribusiness companies are among the leading contributors to climate change, primarily through practices like deforestation to create farmland, and over-reliance on fossil fuels in processing and delivery. One way to mitigate against further destruction of the planet’s resources is to support sustainable food producers. Many European food producers are small and medium sized companies (SMES) and they currently face complicated U.S. regulatory requirements that harm their ability to export to the U.S. It would seem that relaxing the FDA/FSVP requirements for SMEs would be a step in the right direction towards sustainability.