Food’s Carbon Footprint
The amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the environment during production, processing and disposal of a food product is denoted as that product’s carbon footprint. The ways in which a food product is grown/reared, farmed, processed, transported, stored, cooked and disposed of plays a significant role in deciding this figure. The unit in which it is expressed is kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent.
The table here indicates the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by one kilo of each food. It includes the emissions produced during farm management, livestock management, food