The Carbon Footprint of Foods
Amount of greenhouse gases in fresh foods (in kg CO2-eq/kg)
Ruminant livestock (beef and lamb) is the most emissions-intensive food we consume due to the methane gas produced by the animals.
* Bone-free Meat
Note: Figures include greenhouse gas content in foods from production on farms through to regional distribution centres
Land Use and Source of Protein / Calories (UK)
Source: Global Environmental Change – Total global agricultural land footprint associated with UK food supply 1986–2011
Nearly half of all water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food