Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Food

Source: Our World in Data Published: January 2020 n = 38,000 farms in 119 countries

Source: Our World in Data
Published: January 2020
n = 38,000 farms in 119 countries

Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Food

Circulated: March 23, 2020

There are massive differences in the greenhouse gas emissions (CO2-equivalents) of different foods. The chart below shows the kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions per one kilogram of food product produced. For example, producing 1 kilogram of beef emits 59.6 kilograms of greenhouse gases.