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Expanding Global Cold Chains: Dangerous Contribution to Climate Change?

Keeping food cold as it moves through the supply chain is crucial

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Keeping food cold as it moves through the supply chain is crucial to fighting food insecurity, preventing food waste, and supporting agricultural livelihoods and economies throughout the developing world.

But each step and technology of the cold chain — refrigerators, industrial chillers, and transportation — has significant potential impacts on climate change, from massive energy demands to powerful fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions.

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