Another Meat Giant Is Launching Vegan Beef and Burgers
The meat processing giant has been making strides toward sustainability. Earlier this year, Danish Crown announced its vision to become “the world’s leading producer of sustainable meat.” It aims to halve its climate footprint by 2030 and to have a climate-neutral value chain by 2050.
The production of animal-based meat has a heavy impact on the planet. Animal agriculture is a leading contributor to water shortages, deforestation, and climate change. The largest-ever analysis of farming’s impact on the planet found that ditching meat in favor of plant-based food is the “the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth.”
Danish Crown announced in June that it is reworking its plastic packaging to be more environmentally-friendly. “Every year, Danes open around 55 million packs of pork and beef from Danish Crown. In total, these black or green plastic trays weigh more than 1,000 tons which will now get to be reused again and again for pre-packed food – unlike the plastic which is being used currently,” the company wrote on its website.