Product CO2e / kg Studies


CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Dairy
You can consume
kg of Dairy to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Food

About half the emissions from dairy production is from methane produced in the cattle's stomach [1]. Manure accounts for about a quarter of the emissions, while feed contributes about 15-20%. Energy consumption and postfarm emissions represent less than 10% of the emissions in total.

[1] Opio, C., Gerber, P., Mottet, A., Falcucci, A., Tempio, G., MacLeod, M., ... & Steinfeld, H. (2013). Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains–A global life cycle assessment. Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations. (Figure 5)

Subcategories: Milk | Eggs | Butter | Cheese | Vla | Cold buttermilk soup | Skyr | Cooking cream | Creme fraiche | Quark | Cream cheese | Sour cream | Yogurt | Cream | Buffalo milk


Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Umweltwirkungen der Ernährung-Ökobilanzierung des Nahrungsmittelverbrauchs tierischer Produkte nach Gesellschaftsgruppen in Deutschland Table 1
Germany Germany 8
Mat-klimat-listan variation 1-5 kgCO2/kg
Unknown Sweden 6