Target: John Bryant, Director of Kellogg’s
Goal: Show your appreciation for the decision of the major food company, Kellogg’s, to reduce its carbon footprint
According to a study by advocacy group Oxfam, the top ten food companies in the world do relatively little to curb their carbon emissions, despite contributing massive amounts of pollutants to the atmosphere. With the top ten food companies surpassing even groups of countries in carbon emissions annually, Kellogg’s stood out as the one of the largest contributors to global climate change. Due to the public’s pleas, Kellogg’s, one of the top ten food companies based in the United States, has stepped up to address climate change by cutting down on its carbon emissions.
Curbing its appetite for the billions of dollars it makes with its products, Kellogg’s can credit its new commitment to the environment to grassroots campaigns, or more specifically, corn-and-soy-root campaigning. Around 230,000 petition signatures from Oxfam were gained to call out the major food companies’ wasteful ways, targeting Kellogg’s especially.
Even some farmers joined in the fight against waste, although many have scorned the governmental regulations to curb their carbon emissions in the past. Richard Oswald, a farmer from Missouri, started a petition to demonstrate that farmers can witness firsthand how climate change is affecting crops. Knowing that the food industry composes about one third of carbon emissions, it is time that food companies and farmers show accountability for their actions.
Kellogg’s strives to reduce carbon emissions throughout its entire global supply chain from livestock to crops, rather than only its direct supply at the factory. Every step must be taken with care in order to protect the world’s resources.
Please celebrate the victory for the environment in Kellogg’s newfound conscientiousness for carbon emissions.
Dear Mr. Bryant,
I am writing to express my appreciation for reducing carbon emissions as a part of Kellogg’s fight against climate change. With the food industry being such a large source of the world’s waste, it is imperative that large companies, like Kellogg’s, concern themselves with global sustainability. Petitions from advocacy groups and farmers alike have singled out Kellogg’s to take charge. Thank you for responding to their demands.
Please continue to care for each part of the food-making process by monitoring the whole global supply chain of Kellogg’s, and please encourage other larger food companies to do the same.
[Your Name Here]
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