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Government calls for climate labels on food

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Government calls for climate labels on food
Photo: Pawel Flato
11:48 CEST+02:00
The government is calling for foods sold in Swedish stores to be marked with information detailing the effects of production on the global climate.

Government representatives were meeting with food industry and food labelling organizations on Wednesday morning to discuss the matter.

Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren said he was keen for the climate effects of food production on to be displayed on product packaging.

"We want to see clear labelling for the benefit of the consumer, although we would prefer not to have to legislate," said the minister's press secretary, Tomas Uddin.

"The production of foodstuffs accounts for 20 percent of climate emissions," he added.

The government was to discuss a time frame for the proposed move at Wednesday's meeting.

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