Labels listing ‘carbon dioxide emissions’ appearing on grocery items, restaurant menus…


I’ll have the carbon burger with extra carbon and a side of carbon. And to drink, I’ll have a carbonated soda. Is it just me, or is everyone going nuts with an Earth that’s cooling, and has been for years putting carbon emission labels on our food? If I saw this –  “Climate declared: .87 kg CO2 per kg of product.” on a label, I’d say make it a double.

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To Cut Global Warming, Swedes Study Their Plates

STOCKHOLM — Shopping for oatmeal, Helena Bergstrom, 37, admitted that she was flummoxed by the label on the blue box reading, “Climate declared: .87 kg CO2 per kg of product.”

“Right now, I don’t know what this means,” said Ms. Bergstrom, a pharmaceutical company employee.

But if a new experiment here succeeds, she and millions of other Swedes will soon find out. New labels listing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production of foods, from whole wheat pasta to fast food burgers, are appearing on some grocery items and restaurant menus around the country.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/23/world/europe/23degrees.html

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