What’s The Carbon/Methane Footprint Of My Food?

Check out the two charts below for a great visual presentation of the carbon and methane emissions footprints of different foods.

Designed by Hannah Ritchie, a researcher at the University of Oxford, they’re based on this 2018 study in the journal Science, and were originally published in two reports: “Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local” and “Less meat is nearly always better than sustainable meat.”

Click each chart to see a larger version.


How does the carbon footprint of protein rich foods compare?

Greenhouse gas emissions across the food supply chain.

P.S. I found these charts while reading this recent Vox article about how the top 10% of global wealthy account for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (in their pursuit of happiness).