CO 2 equiv (kg/head/yr) - Sweden meat*412(47%) dairy products*116(13%) fish*47( 5%) potatoes16( 2%) other vegetables89(10%) bread and grains57( 6%) fruit19( 2%) edible fats36( 4%) sweets, juice, soft drinks83(10%) *65% total Wallen A, Brandt N, Wennersten R. Does the Swedish consumer’s choice of food influence greenhouse gas emissions? Environmental Science and Policy 7 (2004) 525-535.
packaging ~ 65% packaging for food/beverages useful because it improves shelf life and reduces food waste a problem because it uses energy resources to produce, and more when added to landfill
‘new’ food system question need for so much ‘choice’ emphasise problems of excess consumption (health & environmental) prices for junk foods, through specific taxes collection & recycling systems for (domestic & commercial) waste, subsidies for composting (domestic & commercial)
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