Uk footprint on global biodiversity report

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
Maybe I was wrong,
Just read this in the conclusions
16. 90% of respondents to the Government’s consultation on new laws for forest-risk commodities believed proposals should be extended so that it is illegal for UK businesses to use any key commodities related to deforestation in their supply chains. We agree with stakeholders that global deforestation and the UK’s contribution to it cannot be tackled without bold and ambitious action. This should include moving to deforestation-free supply chains. The finance sector should be included in due diligence obligations if the UK is to avoid funding deforestation through lending and investments. (Paragraph 57)
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
Tesco said that it:

recognise[d] the need to reduce meat and dairy consumption within the UK, and would support action taken by government, in consultation with industry and civil society, to establish clearer consumption targets for meat, dairy and plant-proteins.32

Just as I suspected. Total balls
 

Humble Village Farmer

Member
BASE UK Member
Maybe I was wrong,
Just read this in the conclusions
16. 90% of respondents to the Government’s consultation on new laws for forest-risk commodities believed proposals should be extended so that it is illegal for UK businesses to use any key commodities related to deforestation in their supply chains. We agree with stakeholders that global deforestation and the UK’s contribution to it cannot be tackled without bold and ambitious action. This should include moving to deforestation-free supply chains. The finance sector should be included in due diligence obligations if the UK is to avoid funding deforestation through lending and investments. (Paragraph 57)
That means no soya, maize or beef from South America, no palm oil, palm kernel or associated feed for a start.
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
were informed of other ways to address unsustainable consumption patterns. Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, told us that:

The UK’s food strategy cannot be left to the market… The UK produces only half its food; we must ask tough questions about efficient land use. That means eating less meat and dairy, which uses 70% of agricultural land and emits 14.5% of greenhouse gases globally.30

Tesco said it could not achieve the required goals alone and concluded that the sector needed incentives for sustainable farming and a strategy to help livestock farmers diversify. Measures to help people adopt more nutritious diets—fruit and vegetable subsidies and a focus on nutrition and diet in education—ought to be introduced. This was supported by University College London’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (“the UCL Centre”), which recommended that the public should be educated about international sources of food and other everyday products in order to promote responsible consumption

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Tesco et al have done more to get us into this mess than anyone. They caused avocados and passion fruit to become the normality in peoples diets and did it for no reason but profit.
Now they want the govt to legislate on meat so they can be the saviours supplying processed tofu based crap!
 

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