Swedes moot climate labelling for foods

Carlgren urges industry to introduce information detailing impact of products on greenhouse gas emissions

Swedish environment minister Andreas Carlgren has called for information on the climate impact of food production to be added to packaging labels, national news agency TT reported on Thursday. "We want to see clear labelling for the benefit of the consumer, although we would prefer not to have to legislate", a ministry spokesman told the agency as government and food industry representatives met to discuss the proposal. Earlier this year, British supermarket chain Tesco announced a similar scheme to display the carbon footprint of each product (EED 20/04/07). See TT article.

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