How would changing your diet change these environmental impacts?

Use the Planet-Based Diets Impact & Action Calculator to see what changes you can make to your diet to help reduce the impacts on the environment in your country

Beta Version Numbers generated from the Impact & Action Calculator may differ slightly to numbers in the National Impacts data, as they are based on dynamic calculations of total food groups, rather than subsets within a food group. The Current Diet food ratios are used so the variance is greater for other diets.
01 Select a country
🇨🇦 Canada
02 Select a diet

03 Select the foods you want to eat

Optimal Calorie Range
Food type VS Current VS NDG Calories p/week
Grains
!
3,468kcal
Vs Current
↑ 81% Vs NDG
3,468.39 Calories p/week
Fruit & Vegetables
977kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
976.93 Calories p/week
Roots & Tubers
!
648kcal
Vs Current
↑ 83% Vs NDG
648.49 Calories p/week
Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
1,325kcal
Vs Current
↓ -62% Vs NDG
1,324.71 Calories p/week
Red Meat
!
938kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
938.29 Calories p/week
Fish
128kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
127.5 Calories p/week
Poultry
656kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
656.41 Calories p/week
Dairy
1,375kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
1,374.88 Calories p/week
Eggs
!
284kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
283.8 Calories p/week
Fats & Oils
4,714kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
4,714.25 Calories p/week
Sugar
!
1,764kcal
Vs Current
↑ 51% Vs NDG
1,763.97 Calories p/week
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
!
91kcal
Vs Current
↓ -1% Vs NDG
90.5 Calories p/week
Alcohol
!
433kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
432.98 Calories p/week

Total Calories

16,801.1 kcals per/week 2,400.157 kcals per/day
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04 The impacts this diet would have if it was adopted by everyone in Canada

Impact type Impact breakdown Total

Biodiversity Loss

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 8.00% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 30.41% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 2.86% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 2.62% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.002 sp.yr
  • 46.65% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.25% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.27% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 8.41% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.09% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 26.99% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.03% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.002 sp.yr
  • 25.22% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.74% of total
0.01 sp.yr
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GHG Emissions

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 5.74 Mt CO2eq
  • 28.11% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 5.06 Mt CO2eq
  • 19.96% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 2.47 Mt CO2eq
  • 9.14% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.87 Mt CO2eq
  • 3.19% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 38.61 Mt CO2eq
  • 70.41% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 3.3 Mt CO2eq
  • 5.69% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 4.31 Mt CO2eq
  • 6.91% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 16.81 Mt CO2eq
  • 21.58% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 1.56 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.97% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 4.6 Mt CO2eq
  • 5.49% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 1.65 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.93% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 6.31 Mt CO2eq
  • 6.90% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 3.38 Mt CO2eq
  • 3.57% of total
95 Mt CO2eq
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Cropland Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,418 000 hectares
  • 65.48% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 530 000 hectares
  • 19.72% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 200 000 hectares
  • 7.19% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 538 000 hectares
  • 17.68% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 4,745 000 hectares
  • 61.86% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 40 000 hectares
  • 0.52% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 955 000 hectares
  • 11.03% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,555 000 hectares
  • 15.28% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 286 000 hectares
  • 2.73% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,571 000 hectares
  • 13.22% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 129 000 hectares
  • 1.08% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 552 000 hectares
  • 4.40% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 334 000 hectares
  • 2.60% of total
12,855 000 hectares
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Grazing Land Use

  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 12,770 000 hectares
  • 77.58% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 668 000 hectares
  • 4.97% of total
13,440 000 hectares
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Water Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.89 km3
  • 68.98% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.95 km3
  • 25.81% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.66 km3
  • 15.23% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.72 km3
  • 15.32% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.42 km3
  • 24.03% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.18 km3
  • 3.04% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.54 km3
  • 8.20% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.29 km3
  • 16.61% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.19 km3
  • 2.41% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.42 km3
  • 5.07% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.15% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.03 km3
  • 0.37% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.15 km3
  • 1.81% of total
8 km3
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Eutrophication

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 30.44 000t PO43-eq
  • 38.38% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 17.57 000t PO43-eq
  • 18.22% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 16.89 000t PO43-eq
  • 15.00% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 3.5 000t PO43-eq
  • 3.11% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 230.14 000t PO43-eq
  • 75.69% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 17 000t PO43-eq
  • 5.30% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 20.9 000t PO43-eq
  • 6.12% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 67.07 000t PO43-eq
  • 16.55% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 8.85 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.14% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 23.19 000t PO43-eq
  • 5.31% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 4.68 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.06% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 19.41 000t PO43-eq
  • 4.22% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 12.54 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.66% of total
475 000t PO43-eq
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