The climate impact of food
Greenhouse gas emissions emerge from many different steps in food production. Most important are nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions from agricultural soils and methane emissions from ruminants and manure storages. Important are also emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide from fertilizer manufacture, as well as carbon dioxide emissions from machinery, processing and transport.
In order to quantify and compare the total climate impact of food we convert the emissions of all greenhouse gasses into carbon dioxide equivalents, CO2e. Based on rigorous science and over 35 years of own research on food production systems we make detailed calculations of the climate impact of food.
The food system accounts for nearly 25% of the world's total emissions. The largest potential for reducing these emissions lies in the consumer stage.
1 Kg beef has the same carbon footprint as driving a normal-sized car 140Km
The average Swede can reduce their emissions from food with over 60%.
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