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The food supply chain is responsible for one quarter of antropogenic green-house gas emissions worldwide1.
With myCookPrint calculator, you can estimate the carbon footprint of a meal, including food production, transportation and preparation.

MyCookPrint calculator is based on two main databases released by French government agencies as open data (Licence Ouverte):

  • the AGRIBALYSE® database (v. 3.0.1 2020) provided by the French Environment Protection Agency (ADEME) containing the environmental analysis of food products;
  • the CIQUAL food composition database (v. 2020) provided by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational health safety (ANSES).

As such, the results are valid for medium standard products consumed in France. However, they might be used as as first proxy also in other European countries.

Additional data regarding the carbon content of energy sources are issued from the European Environment Agency CO2 Intensity of Electricity generation (2017), the latest values from ADEME's Base carbone® (v 19.0 4/12/2020), and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (2014).

The source code of the calculator as well as the data sources are available in the Github repository of the project.

1Poore, J., & Nemecek, T. (2018). Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers. Science, 360(6392), 987–992. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaq0216