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CO2 Emissions of Foods and Diets

CO2 Emissions of Foods and Diets

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CO2 Emissions of various foods and diets. Based on this report: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~gidon/papers/nutri/nutriEI.pdf
CO2 Emissions of various foods and diets. Based on this report: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~gidon/papers/nutri/nutriEI.pdf

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CO2 Emissions by Diet
avg americanveganlacto-ovomad mechicken0.125.2%0.12milk0.4411.4%0.9223.6%0.19eggs0.061.4%0.174.2%beef (grain fed)0.613.2%3.81pork0.705.6%2.49lamb0.060.2%fish (avg value)0.060.8%animal total2.0527.7%0.000.0%1.0827.7%6.60veg (avg value)0.1472.3%0.19100%0.1472.3%0.10
total2.19100%0.19100%1.22100%6.70
 Assumptions
3,774 Kcal a day 1,377,510 Kcal a yea
CO2 Emissions by Food Type
chicken15.934.5%5.521.530.141.670.0000017milk18.925.6%4.851.351.472.820.0000028eggs27.832.3%8.932.480.452.930.0000029beef (grain fed)34.543.5%15.634.349.4813.820.0000138pork66.740.0%27.037.511.529.030.0000090lamb200.043.5%83.3323.152.8225.970.0000260fish (avg value)21.746.046.040.0000060herring2.045.5%0.910.250.250.0000003tuna20.083.3%17.244.794.790.0000048salmon (farmed)40.043.5%17.544.874.870.0000049shrimp142.976.9%111.1130.8630.860.0000309veg (avg value)0.500.140.140.0000001corn0.400.110.110.0000001soy0.240.070.070.0000001apple0.910.250.250.0000003potatoes0.810.230.230.0000002FF = Fossil Fuelsgr CO2 = grams CO2 equivalence
 Assumptions + Conversions
3.97btu/kcal1000000gr/tontonnes CO2/yr % of caloriestonnes CO2/yr % of caloriestonnes CO2/yr % of caloriestonnes CO2/yr Kcal FF/Kcal proteinKcal protein/Kcal food(% protein)Kcal FF/Kcal foodgr CO2(FF)/Kcal foodgr CO2(methane)/Kcal foodgr CO2(total)/Kcal foodtonnes CO2/Kcal food
 
0ton co2/btu ff0.28gr co2/kcal f0ton co2/kcal ff 
Table 2 from Report (underlying values from Pimentel)
chicken6.32.918.1milk5.33.920.6eggs3.63.111.2beef (grain fed)2.92.36.4pork1.52.53.7lamb0.52.31.2fish (avg)4.6(table 3)herring502.2110tuna51.25.8salmon (farmed)2.52.35.7shrimp0.71.30.9veg (avg)200(figure 3)corn250soy415apple110potatoes123http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads/emissionsfactorsbrochure2004.pdf natural gas116.390.05280lbs to tonnesfuel oil159.660.0724motor gasoline154.910.0703diesel160.30.0727bituminous coal203.990.0925http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_assumptions.htmlNational average emissions factor for electricity is 1.37 pounds CO2 per kilowatt-hour 100 xKcal protein/Kcal inputKcal protein/Kcal total100 xKcal output/Kcal inputlbs co2/mmBtutons co2/mmBtu
 
at eateravg american on dietchicken love5.0%0.0805.2%0.640.285.0%0.29111.4%0.0371.4%20.0%0.4023.2%20.0%0.4625.6%0.0380.2%0.0420.8%50.0%1.3527.7%0.6427.7%50.0%0.09172.3%0.1472.3%
100%1.44100%0.78100%
0.1670.3680.2820.6200.2930.6451.3823.0400.9031.9862.5975.7130.6041.3290.0250.0560.4791.0540.4871.0723.0866.7900.0140.0310.0110.0240.0070.0150.0250.0560.0230.050% of caloriestonnes CO2/yr % of caloriestonnes CO2/yr % of calorieskg CO2(total)/100 Kcalfoodlbs CO2(total)/100 Kcalfood

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