Fairfax County, Va., declares 'Low Carbon Diet Day'

오재경 Oh Jae-Gyung
11 Dec 2023

Large counties with a population of 1.14 million larger than small states are expected to participate and spread global low-carbon food culture

Fairfax County, Virginia, USA (Chairman Jeffrey McKay) declared December 7, 2023 as "Low Carbon Diet Campaign Day" and delivered a declaration to Kim Chun-jin, president of the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation, who is visiting the United States for K-food sales, to actively participate in the low-carbon diet practice movement.

This is the first time that President Kim has declared a low-carbon diet day at the level of overseas governments since November 15, when he declared a "global low-carbon diet day" to realize food carbon neutrality with Korean organizations around the world and K-food buyers by region.

The declaration includes the need and willingness to participate in the "low-carbon diet practice movement" that the corporation is pushing for carbon neutrality in the food sector to respond to the global climate crisis.

The "Low Carbon Diet Practice Campaign" is a living practice campaign that consists of low-carbon, eco-friendly certified agricultural and livestock products, seafood such as seaweed and shellfish with high carbon absorption, and food materials that emit less carbon during distribution, minimize food waste during processing, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout the production, distribution, processing, and consumption of food by eating leftovers.

As food-related greenhouse gas emissions are serious enough to account for 31% of total greenhouse gas emissions, the corporation has signed agreements with more than 610 organizations from 35 countries at home and abroad, including 34 administrative and educational metropolitan governments nationwide, as well as associations, organizations, and overseas companies, to take the lead in the global spread of the "low-carbon diet practice movement."

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