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        Ireland enjoys a strong reputation as a source of natural, high quality food, drink and
        ingredients and with our temperate climate and our green countryside, we have started
        from a strong position for sustainable food and drink production.

        Origin Green is the first national sustainability programme of its kind. Working at
        both farm and manufacturing level, Origin Green clearly sets out Ireland’s ambition
        to become a world leader in the delivery of sustainable, high-quality food and drink
        products. Independently verified at every stage, this voluntary programme sees food
        manufacturers develop a sustainability plan that defines clear targets in key areas
        of sustainability, such as raw material sourcing, emissions, energy, waste, water,
        biodiversity and social sustainability including health and wellness.

        With the global population expected to rise by 2.4 billion before the year 2050,
        the world will need to produce up to twice as much food from increasingly limited
        resources. It has been said that over the next 40 years, we will have to produce as much
        food as we have in the last 8,000. In order to meet these challenges it requires everyone
        involved in the food industry to commit to producing more from less, necessitating the
        adoption of more sustainable practices. It is with these challenges in mind which led to
        the launch of Origin Green in 2012, an initiative by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

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