What is at the heart of climate-friendly food?

One third of our greenhouse gas emission originate from our food consumption. This is massive! Through smart and climate friendly diets, we can not only solve big problems of our global climate and resource crises. We can also shifts towards a more healthy and more sustainable way of living. Factors that are relevant for climate friendly foods, ordered by efficiency are:

Fact #1

One cheeseburger has the same effect on our climate as watching television for 500 hours.

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Fact #2

1 kg of pork causes as much CO₂ as producing 80 kg of potatoes

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Fact #3

Eating climate-friendly 3 times per week will change the world.

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#1: Product Choice

Consider a higher ratio of plant-based products vs. animal products. Fruit, vegetables and cereals show an extensively better environmental impact, as livestock breeding is resource and energy-intensive.

#2: Seasonality

Choose fresh produce and avoid greenhouse vegetables. Favour fresh products over deep-frozen ones. Also, beware of greenhouse produced veggies as a lot of energy is needed for electric lighting, watering and heating.

#3: Origin

Avoid air transportation and favor short distances. Avoid airplane transportation with its high emissions due to fuel consumption. Be aware of long transport distances.

Eaternity Climate Award

Meals (or products) are granted climate-friendly status if they are better then most meals being served (currently 76'034 in our database). A climate friendly meal has at least 50% LESS CO₂ emissions then the average meal. The average meal is defined as 1/3 of your daily requirement.

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