President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he thinks climate change is a "hoax," that could be "disastrous" for business, but many businesses, including many major food companies, don't seem to agree.
Hundreds of companies have come together to urge the president-elect to not abandon the global climate deal and Paris Treaty to commit the US to clean-energy, Co2 emission regulations, and investment in sustainable manufacturing.
In a plea addressed to Donald Trump, the White House, and Obama, the companies express concern of the dangers of abandoning clean-energy investment and business practices.
They point out that low-carbon practices ensure prosperity in the future, and maintaining these policies encourages confidence for investors world-wide.
They state, "the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world...." in the document, which can be found here.
Many food companies have signed the pact, including Starbucks, Annie's, Ben & Jerry's, Dannon, Mars Incorporated, Kellogg's, General Mills, Fiberactive Organics, Quest, Stonyfield, Unilever (which owns brands such as Lipton, Hellmann's, Country Crock, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter), Mission Chinese, and more.Brewing Co., and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. are among them.
Only time will tell if Trump gives consideration to these major corporations and/or the scientific community at-large, but if you want to help do your part to combat climate change, call your local representative and urge them to advocate for clean energy investment.