Our foodchains are notorious for being not-exactly-amazing for the amount of carbon they crank into the atmosphere. Root Global just raised a round of funding in a bid to become what it calls the ‘carbon OS’ for the food industry. It builds software to help companies up and down the food value chain get to zero emissions.
Food production is notoriously complex when it comes to climate change; waste is rife, and greenhouse gas emissions from food production are significant. Estimates in this sector vary wildly, from 11% of US greenhouse emissions, according to the EPA. Other estimates range from around 19% globally, to up to 30%, according to UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.