Consciousness of our environment is now in focus. It is time to think about what we do, and why, with a neutral mind, not driven by emotion or addiction. Advertising cigarettes created emotion to look or be "cool", and lead to addiction. There are many advertisements of food created to make eating certain food "fun" or "healthy", but the food gives us hypertension, diabetes and cancer. These factory food businesses are also fouling our air with greenhouse gases, fouling our streams and oceans with waste from their industry, and cutting or burning down rain forest to expand their product, in addition to making us sick.
There is a new idea for food labeling, catching on in progressive countries, and starting to be used by food companies whose products do not contribute to hypertension, diabetes and cancer, and do not do damage to earth. The labeling is called "carbon labels": See Wired magazine, Tuesday 4 February 2020, article by Oliver Franklin-Wallis, or an excerpt.
We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food? Mandatory environmental labels would change how we produce and consume in three far-reaching ways.