UK: Supermarket chain Morrisons makes 2030 net zero farm produce pledge

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Morrisons, one of the largest supermarket chains, has announced to become the first UK retailer to be completely supplied by net zero carbon farms by 2030, adding it will work with about 3,000 farmer and suppliers in order to reach the goal within approximately nine years.

The chain expects that the first products to reach “net-zero carbon status” will be eggs as early as 2022.

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for our generation and growing food is a key contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As British farming’s biggest supermarket customer, we’re in a unique position to guide our farms and help lead changes in environmental practices. It’s years ahead of industry expectations – and an ambitious target – but it’s our duty to do it,” David Potts, Chief Executive of Morrisons, said.

Research shows that UK farming currently accounts for 10 per cent of all UK greenhouse gas emissions.