CO2 labels on your food

How much energy is required to produce the food we eat?  A recent article in the New York Times describes Sweden’s attempts to label food with carbon dioxide emissions.  It’s a complex calculation but allows products to be labeled with a single number representing the carbon dioxide emitted to produce the food.
 
Is this an effective way to educate public about the environmental impact of the food we eat?  Could a different policy approach be more effective to reduce the carbon emission from food, such as mandating ‘environmentally friendly’ farming practices?
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One thought on “CO2 labels on your food

  1. Alex B. Berezow Post author

    I really try to take Europe seriously, but stories like this make it rather difficult.

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