The boss of Europe’s top meat processor said beef will become a luxury like champagne because of the climate impact of producing it. “Beef is not going to be super climate-friendly,” Danish Crown Chief Executive Officer Jais Valeur said in an interview with Danish newspaper Berlingske.
“It will be a luxury product that we eat when we want to treat ourselves,” Valeur said pork would be a more climate-friendly protein. Danish Crown is one of Europe’s largest pork producers, although it is also a player in the beef market.
Meat companies are coming under pressure to curb greenhouse gases, with 57% of all food industry emissions coming from making animal products, according to one study. Tackling methane emissions from livestock is one of the most critical climate challenges for producers. FULL REPORT