Letter – to the US Department of Agriculture on food system transition
Organisations and academics from around the world have sent an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack of the US Department of Agriculture. The letter calls for the issue of carbon-intensive food consumption, which includes meat and dairy, to be included in the US climate stratagem.
Together, we urge the United States to take concrete action to transition to a food system that is less carbon-intensive and does not destroy the climate and biodiversity. Food and agriculture generate as much as a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, primarily through the production of meat and dairy, even though these resource-intensive products account for only 18% of total calories delivered.