Our goal is to offer science-based solutions to anyone who is looking for them. We want you to really understand what the impact of your diet is and that is why we started to work with CO₂ equivalents for recipes.
Global warming and food
We are currently facing rising global temperatures and the destruction of ecosystems, as well as major economical consequences due to an increased amount of greenhouse gasses (GHG's) since the start of the industrial revolution. If we want to fight climate change, we have to reduce these emissions and food is a great place to start.
How do we measure this?
We wanted to make these equivalents very easy to understand, which is why we compare them to an average Belgian meal. That way you can easily understand how well your dish is performing.
An average Belgian meal
We looked at research that measured what Belgians eat on average and combined it with our own findings on warm recipes in Belgium. This allowed us to calculated the impact of an average Belgian meal, which is 2,1 kg of CO₂.
Where does our data come from?
We use data from the Agribalyse v3 database for the CO₂-equivalents of ingredients (the same as those used for the Eco-score) and the Internubel database for nutritional facts on food products. We use average values for food products, as the largest impact we can make comes from changing general habits, rather than changing supplier or brand.
We are happy to answer any questions behind the science of our project. Feel free to reach out to us via e-mail or via our socials!