Food Carbon Footprint calculator

What is the climate impact of your diet?

Our easy to use food carbon footprint calculator estimates the emissions of a recipe or day’s food. This helps you to find low carbon food and maintain a more sustainable diet!

At least 20% of global emissions come from food

Food consumption is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. However, finding information on what is low carbon food is incredibly difficult – why don’t foods come with carbon labels, just like nutritional information?

What does a sustainable diet look like?

We found this question frustratingly difficult to answer.

Therefore, all food carbon footprint calculator results are displayed as a percentage of the fair daily food emissions (read more about this here). This helps you to understand the values, find low carbon food, and ultimately eat a more sustainable diet.

My Emissions daily food carbon footprint calculator

Food Weight (g)

Total Emissions:

Percent of Fair
Daily Food Emissions (FDFE):

Food Weight (g) Emissions (gCO2e) %FDFE
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Food carbon footprint labels

We offer a simple carbon label to food blogs and websites, allowing you to display the estimated carbon footprint of your recipes. With so many people trying to reduce their carbon footprint, this will help you to gain sustainably-conscious users and followers. Click here for more information!

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Did you know? The average plant-based meal has a carbon footprint of about 1kg CO2e. That’s almost 4 times less than meals containing beef and lamb!

Our data and insights

How is the fair daily food emissions amount calculated? What factors should you consider to eat a sustainable diet? What does a low emission recipe look like? You can find this and more in our blog.

Our food carbon footprint calculator is based on the latest data and research. For information, including details on our method and referencesclick here.

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