With food production accounting for around a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint reduction is an effective way to address climate change. Feed4Future feed is the first-to-market low impact feed available to Italian farmers and reduces carbon footprint by 10%.
An attempt to minimize CO2 emissions generated by the aquaculture sector
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“With the spotlight on the impacts of food production, Feed4Future can take Italian aquaculture to new levels of sustainability, “said Umberto Luzzana,
Skretting Italy marketing manager. “With 80% of fish farms’ carbon footprint
related to feed, its application means that together we are taking effective action against one of the most far-reaching issues facing our planet today – climate change.”
Feed4Future uses Skretting’s MicroBalance technology and incorporates raw materials and by-products sourced from the food industry that don’t compete with human consumption.
For those producers looking to go a step further with fully carbon neutral farms, Skretting has developed Carbon Balance, a new programme supporting fish farmers in achieving this ambition.
Following an initial assessment of each farm site, Skretting calculates the carbon footprint, identifies measures to reduce it, and then works with customers to achieve full neutrality. Carbon Balance also provides links to those third-party certification bodies that are already on board with the programme.