A “pilot farm with zero carbon ambition” was inaugurated in Autruy-sur-Juine (Loiret) this Friday by McDonald’s France, reports France Blue Orleans. This is a project that aims to be capable of reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.
The company has let it be known that it wants to commit to reducing its carbon emissions by 35% by 2030. The leaders of the multinational’s France group and two of farmers’ unions have collaborated on this project, said the radio local.
Limit greenhouse gases
On this farm, wheat is grown to make the breads that will be used to make the burgers. Alfalfa plants are used to supply the soil with nitrogen. They are useful for cultivation in order to limit the use of specific fertilizers, which emit greenhouse gases. Sheep are also present on site.
“Farmers have made a lot of transitions, ecological transitions, technical transitions […] and it is important that a large company like McDonald’s […] is [à leur] side, ”says the president of the National Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FNSEA), Christiane Lambert. Loiret is also an important department in terms of supply.