Alarming reading in the blog posted by Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR), which writes:

“The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has, for years, warned that climate change is going to have dramatic effects on food businesses going forward. A record drought in Texas in 2011 cost the agricultural sector $7.6 billion and similar drought conditions have more recently led to the complete relocation of the cattle industry in Australia. What’s more, according to a 2016 Global Resource Challenge Report, 66% of executives in the food and beverage, hospitality services, healthcare services, and consumer goods industries report they have already faced resource challenges due to climate change. We can no longer ignore the fact that global climate change is a reality that threatens food safety and food value chains.”

It goes on: “The FAO says it’s imperative that all individual businesses incorporate climate change into their risk management plans and the organization has made several recommendations to mitigate the impending challenges to food safety.”

You can read more here.

KC's View: I’m still waiting to hear a legitimate, reasoned argument for why a company wouldn’t want to do its best to factor climate change into its plans, no matter how its leadership feels about causality.

It is time to lead.