Changing the Food Industry to Protect the Planet We Love

At Planet A Foods

… we want to revolutionise the food industry to protect the planet we love. We’re on a mission to create dramatically more sustainable food ingredients, and thus save millions of tons of CO2 emissions each year.

And we’re starting with cocoa.

What’s The Problem With Cocoa?

Chocolate is much beloved, but behind its sweetness lies the reality of deforestation, extreme poverty, huge carbon footprints, and more.

  • Monoculture farming kills biodiversity, degenerates soil, and increases global CO2
  • Massive yearly deforestation, and up to 50% of cocoa plants threatened by climate change
  • 24,000 liters of water needed to produce 1kg of cocoa (1.5x the amount of water needed to produce 1 kg of beef!)
  • Millions of children working in slave and/or unsafe working conditions.

What’s the Problem with Palm Oil?

From packaged foods to soaps and cosmetics, palm oil is a high-quality oil that – like chocolate – has a troubling impact on our planet.

  • Large-scale deforestation, leading to loss of plant and animal diversity, including critically endangered animals
  • Massive increases in CO2 due to loss of tropical peat forests, which act as ‘carbon sinks’
  • Burning practices for land clearing lead to major air pollution and increases in CO2
  • Increase in soil erosion, leading to increased flooding

At Planet A, we’re working to save 500 million tons of CO2 annually, by creating foods we love based on sustainable and local ingredients.

Helping Meet The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

We believe in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which promote global prosperity while tackling climate change and addressing economic growth.

By decoupling beloved products – like chocolate – from unsustainable farming practices, some examples of the goals we are working towards are:

Goal 13: Climate Action – our starting goal is to save 500 Mt of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Goal 15: Life on Land – slowing deforestation, increasing biodiversity, and reversing land degradation.