Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Jennifer WhitmoreJennifer Whitmore (Wicklow, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

The question is for Mr. Keane and Dr. Moore, and perhaps Mr. Fitzgerald as he is an on-the-ground farmer. From an organic farmer’s perspective, labelling is very important. I do not know whether we have got organic labelling right in this country. I imagine a carbon footprint label would be beneficial from an organic farmer’s perspective as well. It would take nitrates into consideration. We rely on consumers to make the correct decisions when they walk into a shop. Sometimes this means that they will have to pay more because they know that a product has been grown properly. I am interested to know the witnesses’ views on that.


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