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Apparently the conference in Glasgow has labelled the food to its carbon footprint. A croissant has a higher carbon foot print then a bacon sandwich. I was quite surprised to hear this. Do you think it should be put on all foods?

Saver1
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

No I don't it should be on food they put everything on food now it's like they don't want us to eat lol

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julie781x
julie781xa month ago

Can you imagine looking at all these labels in the shop. Hate food shopping don’t want to spend all my time reading labels.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

julie781x I know it's gone mad

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago
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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I don't think it would hurt to put a grey number on food to denote the carbon footprint. After all you can choose to ignore it. I for one am glad to see the traffic light labels as it is important for diabetics to keep to green and amber.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

Exactly. It only gives you more information to decide for yourself to buy it or not.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

I think it's a brilliant idea. The labels have been around for a long time, indicating the amount of sugar, salt, etc., in the food. Nobody is forbidding you to consume these products, but allowing you to understand their composition and to be able to choose one that you understand is best for you.

I always see people complaining about the ingredients that the food industry hides in production, which can cause illness, etc. Having a label that tells you about all the ingredients, how it was produced, and their left footprint gives you MORE choices.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

They can put it on but it wont make a difference. How many people while actually change their choice based on what carbon footprint figure it has on, not many at all.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

I change my mind all the time based on the label information.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

kikogpe So you change what you are having based on the carbon footprint of the product?

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

SilverSurfer Not only carbon footprint. It can be anything like sugar content, ethical source, small farmers, local production, etc.

Change is in people's hands; I do my little silent part every day and teach it to my daughter.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

kikogpe I cant see it happening with only a small minority doing it. If people want a bacon sandwich over a croissant then they are going to have the bacon sarnie regardless what the carbon footprint says.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

SilverSurfer It's always a silent minority that initiates change.

Supporting companies that produce ethically and responsibly is thousands of times more effective than government-imposed measures. You support those who do good, and good will return to society.

If you lower all your choices only on the price of the product, you won't be able to complain about society as it is. For example: If you only eat at McDonalds because they sell you a burger for 99p, you should also remember that they will squash the producers to the point where they pay to work, and then pay their employees a salary that they don't even allow to pay rent.

Society is a chain of events, so a few companies control 90% of the world food market. I do what I think is right, but I don't go around trying to spread my idea, only in sporadic cases like this post 😀

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

kikogpe A small silent minority ain't going to bring the change needed, it needs much bigger and drastic approach which everyone needs to be involved in.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I certainly will take it into account as I care about the planet and the future of my grandchildren. There are so many selfish people on this planet and that is how we got into this mess. It needs everyone to pull together to get us out of the mess.

If everyone thought about the everyday things they could change, smaller cars, less kids, less waste, no plastic, walk short journeys, buy British etc it would make a significant difference.

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a month ago

I would prefer it labelled on foods as it could be educational to help people (if they want to) reduce their carbon footprint

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago

You folks may not like what Paul Joseph Watson says, but he makes very good and valid points about politicians who keep barking about "LeT's SaVe ThE wOrLd!!!" while flying miles and miles away.

I've noticed people are easily persuaded and now... They're coming for croissants. Smh.

Don't forget they're using a teenage girl to push their agenda and shame on her parents for not doing anything about it.

What a joke.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

There are enough labels on foods to deal with already and to be honest it would not change my mind not to buy the item.

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

The best way has to be the supermarket Stop stocking things with a bigger carbon footprint go back to seasonal fruit and veg and locally produced meats local bakery products if the harmful things ain’t there we can’t buy them and very soon will wonder why we did

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I totally agree, we don't need strawberries in December or winter greens in Summer. We don't need hot cross buns out of Easter time or Easter eggs in February!

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didbygraham
didbygrahama month ago

Some people might find this useful but most probably wont read the labels anyway, and there is the danger you end up with information overload which will then stop people reading them even more. There also needs to be well defined rules as to what constitutes a carbon footprint and how its calculated as otherwise open to misuse. very few people really understand how these things are put together. Those that do understand will already know what to buy anyway

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Pppathome
Pppathomea month ago

They will find away to make more money off us don't you worry about that 😜🙂😜

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Howmuch
Howmucha month ago

No, think of the carbon footprint of putting on the details of the carbon footprint On the product. Just plant a tree and enjoy your bacon croissant.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

Someone is missing a business chance there. For the folk who have everything a good present would be nurseries offering a plant a tree service where someone could be sent a voucher to buy a sapling and be given instructions on where and when they could plant it. I would get immense pleasure knowing that I had planted a few trees but as I live in a concrete jungle there is little chance. I have planted a magnolia in my back garden though and it gives me immense pleasure to see it bloom every year.

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Howmuch
Howmucha month ago

I planted a magnolia once, it did not survive. Would like to try again, still have no idea what I did wrong with it. My wife loves them, so maybe should be my next garden purchase.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I knew nothing about them and it was reduced and sorry looking when I got it. Luckily the soil in my garden must be ok for magnolia and I fertilize it according to instructions on a bottle specifically made for those type of trees.

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Howmuch
Howmucha month ago

Lynibis It is funny, when ever I get reduced plants they do really well. In contrast the more I spend the worse they do. Going to keep a look out for a reduced magnolia.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

I wonder when it is we starting paying more for a reduced carbon meal.

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