Fork in the Road: Impacts of climate change on our food supply
Empty supermarket shelves have become almost commonplace in Australia over the past few months, as floods and COVID have converged to break down our supply chains. So what do our supply chains look like in a changing climate, especially in light of the latest IPCC report?
We commissioned Stephen Bartos, an internationally recognised expert, to develop a report on exactly this, working closely with ag sector and supply chain partners. Mr Bartos wrote a report for the federal government in 2012 examining resilience in the Australian food supply chain.
Deep and lasting cuts in emissions in the food supply chain will deliver long term benefits to consumers, exporters, farmers, food manufacturers, retailers, and the many other businesses involved in food production and distribution.
Over the longer term, the most important actions that both businesses and governments can take will be to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.