Analyse Food Items to Discover Their Impact on our Environment and Health.
Thousands of food products and ingredients with 14 environmental metrics and their respective nutrition facts are available to help you make better diet choices.
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What You Can do With Foodalyse
Search Food Items
Search for food items in various categories and get their environmental score. For example, try ‘cheddar’, or ‘almond milk’, or ‘French fries’, or ‘cayenne pepper’, or thousands of other food items!
Find Highs and Lows
Use the ‘Highs & Lows‘ functionality to discover food items that best fit your needs. For example, you could find all food items that have emitted a low amount of CO2, are high in protein, and belong to the Meat & Fish category.
Select products and compare their environmental scoring and nutritional values. Food items metrics are plotted into charts to help you relatively visualize their environmental impact.
Behind the Scenes
Transparency in Food
Products & Ingredients
0.08 kgs of CO2
Beef, minced steak
5.24 kgs of CO2
Milked chocolate bar
1.76 kgs of CO2
Environmental Impact Score
Climate change or the emission of CO2 (carbon dioxide) is the most known factor to estimate the environmental impact on our planet.
However, there is much more to it than that!
What impacts our environment also impacts our health. For that, more factors need to be taken into account.
Foodalyse provides you an environmental scoring calculated with 14 metrics:
- Climate Change
- Depletion of Mineral Resources
- Depletion of Water Resources
- Depletion of Energy Resources
- Depletion of Ozone Layer
- Ionizing Radiation
- Photochemical Ozone Formation
- Fine Particles
- Terrestrial Acidification and Fresh Water
- Terrestrial Eutrophication
- Fresh Water Eutrophication
- Marine Eutrophication
- Land Use
- Ecotoxicity For Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems
Life Cycle Assessment
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) consists of these 6 main steps in Foodalyse:
You can analyse and compare the individual impact of each of these steps for each food item available in our database.
Drinks, Food Products, and Ingredients
The drinks, food products and ingredients in Foodalyse are ‘general’ products. This means that it doesn’t represent specific brands, manufacturers, suppliers or retailers. Unfortunately, this kind of data doesn’t exist today (yet!).
The environmental impact might change from one specific branded product to another because the impact of each step of the life cycle might vary. Some of these factors would impact the overall score:
- Is the product local or imported?
- Is the product organic?
- Is the product off-season?
- What packaging is used?
- What kind of transportation is used?
- Is the product refrigerated?
- How is the product consumed?
- And much more…
For example, a croissant provided by company X might be less environmentally friendly than a croissant provided by company Y although the weight and type of croissant are the same.
Many of the products in Foodalyse are prepared plates and multi-ingredient. You can compare the environmental score for each ingredient in a food item and their respective contribution to the environmental impact.
For example, if you search for ‘Bolognese-style pasta’, the ingredients and the respective environmental impact contribution in percentage would appear as follow:
- Ground Beef: 49.4%
- Pasta: 20.8%
- Emmental: 7.2%
- Butter: 5.1%
- Semi-skimmed milk: 2.5%
- Tomato: 1%
- Olive oil: 1%
- Onions: 0.2%
- Other: 12.8%