Cargill commits to 30% GHG reductions by 2030
Cargill says it’s committing to reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions across its North American beef supply chain by 30% by the year 2030.
Heather Tansey, Cargill’s sustainability director in animal nutrition, tells Brownfield Ag News the “Beef Up” opt-in program is science-based, “Working with producers around beef production, so, on the row crop farming side. We’re also working with ranchers working with ranchers on sustainable grazing practices. We’re innovating and partnering with innovators to come up with solutions that help us address challenges like enteric emissions.” Tansey says food waste reduction is the fourth key focus of the initiative.
Cargill’s central Nebraska irrigation project, Tansey says, is one of the programs the Beef Up initiative is building on, “We teamed up with the Nature Conservancy and with Nestle Purina to work with producers in Nebraska to help provide them with technology that would help them to more accurately irrigate their crops.”
Tansey says U.S beef production is 35% more efficient from a carbon perspective than the global average and Cargill’s Beef Up Sustainability program is a way to share that story and a commitment to go further.