CARBON FOOTPRINT OF FINNISH MEALS
This kind of representation, quickly highlights the major issue – the footprint of agriculture is overwhelming especially for the carbon intense foods. The balance between ready to eat and home processing is less clear.
This kind of detail also needs to be seen against the higher level situation – the total contribution of the food chain on climate change in Finland is calculated at 14%. The contribution to the total CO2 being only 7% but to methane being 43%.