The low carbon beer Guinness World Records says it will be more environmentally friendly in the future. The plan is to implement the project within the next three years.
In short the essentials
- The Irish brewery Guinness World Records wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from beer production.
- In the future, some artificial fertilizers should be used.
The traditional Irish brewery Guinness, in collaboration with 40 Irish farms, wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from its own beer production.
The company announced on Wednesday that farmers will use less artificial fertilizers in barley production over the next three years. The aim is to improve soil quality and conserve biodiversity. The Co-operation Plan is also supported by the Irish Government.
“It is to be welcomed that one of Ireland’s longest established brands is playing a leading role in agriculture and the environment,” said Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConaughey. “We are all working to achieve our ambitious but desirable climate goals.”
The program is popular among farmers
The program is also popular among farmers. “The great thing about regenerative farming is the simplicity of the process,” said farmer Walter Furlong Jr.
Farms in the southeastern part of Ireland operate in collaboration with Guinness. “It’s not a complicated process – it works in harmony with nature and it gives more income to the farmers,” he said.
John Kennedy, European chief executive of Guinness’s parent company Diageo, said the program would also help guide the company’s future production processes. “We will announce the results of this pilot project,” Kennedy said. “In this way, other farms can learn from it and adapt to the practices that have been shown to give the best results.”
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