Friday May 29, 2020

Ireland is a world beater in sustainable food production

More than 55,000 Irish farms and 178 food and drink companies have become fully-verified members of Origin Green, writes Margaret O’Brien

3rd July, 2016
Aidan Cotter, chief executive, Bord Bia, and actress Saoirse Ronan on screen as the face of the Origin Green campaign

With the global population expected to rise by 2.4 billion before the year 2050, the world will need to produce up to twice as much food from increasingly limited resources.

It’s a challenge that requires everyone involved in the food industry to commit to producing more from less, necessitating the adoption of more sustainable practices.

In response, Bord Bia launched Origin Green in June 2012 as the world’s first sustainability programme for a country’s entire...

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