Demand for beef is expected to increase as income levels rise and the global population grows to exceed 9bn by 2050. However, beef production is a key contributor to climate change, producing ~3 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions annually, polluting water resources, and encouraging deforestation. As the largest US fed beef packer, with beef accounting for 38% of the Company’s $37bn in sales for 2016, Tyson Foods should be focused on solutions to achieve its mission to “sustainably feed the world with the fastest growing portfolio of protein packed brands.”
With animal agriculture increasingly recognised as the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, will McDonald's make meaningful changes to its supply chain and business model?
Diets have changed throughout time, and current food consumption patterns, which are impacting global climate change, may result in radical changes in what we eat in the future
McDonald's is undoubtedly amongst the most well-known brands across the world, but it has an uncertain future ahead given it's complex position with respect to climate change – Causing it and trying to mitigate its impact at the same time.
McDonald's impact on the environment, and what it must do to adapt.
My sister – once a ravenous carnivore – stopped eating beef last year. Why? She wanted to fight climate change. Businesses like JBS, the world’s largest beef producer with $45B in sales, must continue to adapt its policies and strategic initiatives in response to the link between beef production and climate change.