Food industry must become key driver of ecosystem restoration, says new Rainforest Alliance CEO

Exclusive: Daisy Dunne speaks to the new CEO of non-profit best known for its ethical food labels featuring a green frog

Sunday 22 August 2021 09:17
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<p>At present, food production takes up nearly half of the planet’s habitable surface </p>

At present, food production takes up nearly half of the planet’s habitable surface

The global food industry must radically reform to become a key driver of ecosystem restoration and regeneration, says the new CEO of the Rainforest Alliance.

At present, food production accounts for up to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and takes up nearly half of the planet’s habitable surface.

To reverse the damage, a worldwide shift towards community, indigenous and nature-led farming is needed, said Santiago Gowland, the new head of the international non-profit best known for its ethical food labels featuring a green frog.

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