Animal-based food production contributes to the most emissions

Annual global emissions from the top 10 contributing animal- and plant-based foods

Animal-based

Plant-based

Beef

Rice

Cow milk

Wheat

Sugarcane

Pork

Chicken meat

Maize

Sheep meat

Cassava

Buffalo meat

Potato

Chicken egg

Soybean

Buffalo milk

Bean

Goat meat

Rapeseed & mustard

Horse meat

Sunflower

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

GHG emissions (metric tonnes)

Animal-based

Plant-based

Beef

Rice

Cow milk

Wheat

Sugarcane

Pork

Chicken meat

Maize

Sheep meat

Cassava

Buffalo meat

Potato

Chicken egg

Soybean

Buffalo milk

Bean

Goat meat

Rapeseed & mustard

Horse meat

Sunflower

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

GHG emissions (metric tonnes)

Animal-based

Plant-based

Beef

Rice

Cow milk

Wheat

Sugarcane

Pork

Chicken meat

Maize

Sheep meat

Cassava

Buffalo meat

Potato

Chicken egg

Soybean

Buffalo milk

Bean

Goat meat

Rapeseed & mustard

Horse meat

Sunflower

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

GHG emissions (metric tonnes)

Animal-based

Plant-based

Beef

Rice

Cow milk

Wheat

Sugarcane

Pork

Chicken meat

Maize

Sheep meat

Cassava

Buffalo meat

Potato

Chicken egg

Soybean

Buffalo milk

Bean

Goat meat

Rapeseed & mustard

Horse meat

Sunflower

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

GHG emissions (metric tonnes)

Animal-based

Plant-based

Beef

Rice

Cow milk

Wheat

Sugarcane

Pork

Chicken meat

Maize

Sheep meat

Cassava

Buffalo meat

Potato

Chicken egg

Soybean

Buffalo milk

Bean

Goat meat

Rapeseed & mustard

Horse meat

Sunflower

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

0

1

2

3

4

5bn

GHG emissions (metric tonnes)