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Labeling food for their CO2 emissions — Sweden tries it out

Fran Smith
10/24/2009

swedish-carbon-labelFood companies and restaurants in Sweden may be listing the fossil fuel emissions that went into the production of the food. Smith says so far it’s an experiment to test whether people change their buying habits to purchase the supposedly eco-friendlier foods. However, there are problems because politics and science seem to be colliding as Swedish locally grown food gets the lowest ratings, which indicates that buying imported food is not only economically bad for the country but also environmentally.

Smith is currently an Adjunct Fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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