Low Carbon Diet Calculator

How low carbon can YOU go?

To help guests understand how their food choices contribute to global warming, we built an interactive Low Carbon Diet Calculator. The calculator uses a point system based on lifecycle assessment studies from published research gathered by two teams of science advisers. More than 40 peer-reviewed papers were studied.

For Low Carbon Diet Day 2013, we relaunched the calculator as an interactive website, Eat Low Carbon, offering tips for minimizing one’s “foodprint,” a wealth of external education links, and a fun photo quiz that asks diners to choose which sample meal offers the lowest total of CO2 emissions on their plates.

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