Last imported 03:05AM UTC on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. See log
Food groups (e.g. dairy).
We take the food groups used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) Food Availability Data System (FADS). We calculate the emissions intensity of each food group by dividing the total U.S. emissions from that food group, taken from Weber & Matthews (2007), by the total calories consumed in the U.S. from that food group, taken from the USDA FADS, and applying a multiplier to account for the fact that the USDA ERS Loss-Adjusted Food data show that more food is available than people report eating. The energy for each food group allows users to specify consumption of different food groups in familiar units (e.g. eggs or ounces of meat) rather than kilocalories.
Citing this data
To cite this data, reference Brighter Planet, "Food groups," <http://data.brighterplanet.com/food_groups>, retrieved 2013-05-18 15:57:41 UTC.
Total: 10 records.
Random data sample
Sample: 5 records.
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Import a list of food groups and their emissions intensities
- Fetch data from static.brighterplanet.com.
Import energy and units
- Fetch data from spreadsheets.google.com.
CREATE TABLE food_groups ( name CHARACTER VARYING(255) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, intensity FLOAT, intensity_units CHARACTER VARYING(255), energy FLOAT, energy_units CHARACTER VARYING(255), suggested_imperial_measurement CHARACTER VARYING(255) );