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Pasta alfredo

https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_co2_1970676-2.png2.22 kg CO2eq         **
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_water-water_1235535-2.png45.50 L water           **
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_Barn_2129633-2.png 1.28 m2*year           **

(5 stars = best, 1 ster = worst, compared to the other meals on this site)

  • 1-person portion in a meal for 4 persons
  • Data: average products on Dutch market (RIVM)
    Disclaimer: exact product numbers can differ (strongly) per season / country of origin 
  • Ingredients: Pasta (80 grams), Chicken fillet (100 grams), Onion (raw) (50 grams), Whipped cream (50 grams), Broccoli (60 grams), Mushrooms (60 grams), Cheese (20+) (30 grams), Oil (olive) (4 grams), Herbs.

Compare the climate impact of this meal

Compared to a 1-person portion

20.8 KM

Compared to the CO2 emissions per km of an average Dutch passenger car (Source: Rijksoverheid, CLO, 2017)

3.8 Minutes

Compared to the water use of an A-Z class shower in the Netherlands per minute (Source: Milieu Centraal)

14 Pavement tiles * year

Land use * year compared to the size of an average Dutch pavement tile (30cm*30cm)

Lower your impact with the following changes

Percentages and tips on basis of similar products and portions.
Disclaimer: Tips on the basis of generic data, exact numbers can differ (strongly).

Tofu (tofu) 100 grams instead of chicken fillet 100 grams
29%
less CO2eq emissions.
Mozzarella 30 grams instead of chicken fillet 100 grams
38%
less CO2eq emissions.

Compare to other meals

Compared to a 1-person portion, on basis of a 4-person meal.
Disclaimer: Tips on the basis of generic data, exact numbers can differ (strongly).

  • CO2eq: Risotto is 28% better
  • Water: Risotto is 41% worse
  • Land:   Risotto is 61% better
  • CO2eq: Bolognese is 71% worse
  • Water: Bolognese is equal
  • Land:   Bolognese is 41% worse
  • CO2eq: Burger is 95% worse
  • Water: Burger is 43% better
  • Land:   Burger is 31% better

Impact of the ingredients

The distribution of the impact of the most important ingredients in this dish is shown for the 3 impact factors.

  • Chicken fillet 49%
  • Cheese (20+) 14%
  • Mushrooms 14%
  • Whipped cream 10%
  • Other 28%
  • Oil (olive): 33%
  • Chicken fillet 32%
  • Broccoli 12%
  • Mushrooms 7%
  • Other 15%
  • Chicken fillet 58%
  • Cheese (20+) 10%
  • Oil (olive): 9%
  • Broccoli 8%
  • Other 15%

FAQ

Where does the data come from?

The data on the CO2eq, water and land impact of the food products originates (mainly) from the RIVM and is based on a weighted average of the emissions for the average supply of this product on the Dutch market.

Why these 3 impact factors?

These 3 factors have been chosen because they are the most important indicators of climate problems caused by food production. More explanation about the factors here .

Which factor is the most important?

For global warming, CO2eq is the most important parameter, but this does not mean that the other parameters are not important. Land use and water consumption are also causing many problems worldwide, read more here.

FAQ

Where does the data come from?

The data on the CO2eq, water and land impact of the food products originates (mainly) from the RIVM and is based on a weighted average of the emissions for the average supply of this product on the Dutch market.

Why these 3 impact parameters?

These 3 factors have been chosen because they are the most important indicators of climate problems caused by food production. More explanation about the factors here.

Which factor is the most important?

For global warming, CO2eq is the most important parameter, but this does not mean that the other parameters are not important. Land use and water consumption are also causing many problems worldwide, read more here.