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
🇿🇦 South Africa
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
!
7,931kcal
Vs Current
↑ 39% Vs NDG
7,931.21 Calories p/week
Fruit & Vegetables
!
424kcal
Vs Current
↓ -58% Vs NDG
423.92 Calories p/week
Roots & Tubers
362kcal
Vs Current
↑ 39% Vs NDG
362.2 Calories p/week
Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
342kcal
Vs Current
↓ -77% Vs NDG
342 Calories p/week
Red Meat
!
913kcal
Vs Current
↑ 35% Vs NDG
912.79 Calories p/week
Fish
41kcal
Vs Current
↓ -79% Vs NDG
40.72 Calories p/week
Poultry
666kcal
Vs Current
↑ 35% Vs NDG
666.24 Calories p/week
Dairy
550kcal
Vs Current
↓ -35% Vs NDG
549.93 Calories p/week
Eggs
183kcal
Vs Current
↓ -35% Vs NDG
182.6 Calories p/week
Fats & Oils
2,478kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
2,477.76 Calories p/week
Sugar
!
1,664kcal
Vs Current
↑ 42% Vs NDG
1,663.77 Calories p/week
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
65kcal
Vs Current
↓ -1% Vs NDG
65.33 Calories p/week
Alcohol
!
720kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
720.39 Calories p/week

Total Calories

16,338.86 kcals per/week 2,334.123 kcals per/day
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04 The impacts this diet would have if it was adopted by everyone in South Africa

Impact type Impact breakdown Total

Biodiversity Loss

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.005 sp.yr
  • 90.75% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 13.67% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 1.96% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 3.64% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.063 sp.yr
  • 91.74% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.08% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.45% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.068 sp.yr
  • 49.80% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.04% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.003 sp.yr
  • 2.28% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.08% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 0.40% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.16% of total
0.14 sp.yr
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GHG Emissions

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 36.1 Mt CO2eq
  • 98.76% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 4.67 Mt CO2eq
  • 11.35% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.71 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.70% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.59 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.39% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 66.85 Mt CO2eq
  • 61.33% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.65 Mt CO2eq
  • 0.59% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 11.15 Mt CO2eq
  • 9.24% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 8.03 Mt CO2eq
  • 6.24% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 1.71 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.31% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 4.19 Mt CO2eq
  • 3.11% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 6.02 Mt CO2eq
  • 4.28% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 1.77 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.24% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 4.37 Mt CO2eq
  • 2.97% of total
147 Mt CO2eq
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Cropland Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 4,254 000 hectares
  • 98.65% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 358 000 hectares
  • 7.67% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 150 000 hectares
  • 3.13% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 263 000 hectares
  • 5.21% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 3,089 000 hectares
  • 38.03% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,372 000 hectares
  • 14.45% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 863 000 hectares
  • 8.34% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 229 000 hectares
  • 2.17% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 2,112 000 hectares
  • 16.64% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 452 000 hectares
  • 3.44% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 214 000 hectares
  • 1.60% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 608 000 hectares
  • 4.35% of total
13,965 000 hectares
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Grazing Land Use

  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 55,862 000 hectares
  • 99.99% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 33,156 000 hectares
  • 37.25% of total
89,020 000 hectares
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Water Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 7.5 km3
  • 99.88% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.86 km3
  • 10.30% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.15% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.14 km3
  • 1.62% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.58 km3
  • 15.61% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0 km3
  • 0.01% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.74 km3
  • 6.80% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.76 km3
  • 14.00% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.21 km3
  • 1.65% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.22 km3
  • 1.69% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.45 km3
  • 10.01% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.02 km3
  • 0.12% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.07 km3
  • 0.45% of total
15 km3
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Eutrophication

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 121.58 000t PO43-eq
  • 98.88% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 22.16 000t PO43-eq
  • 15.30% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 4.92 000t PO43-eq
  • 3.29% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 3.21 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.10% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 240.71 000t PO43-eq
  • 61.27% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 1.17 000t PO43-eq
  • 0.30% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 54.13 000t PO43-eq
  • 12.08% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 28.3 000t PO43-eq
  • 5.94% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 7.98 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.65% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 12.5 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.52% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 11.63 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.29% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 5.45 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.06% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 8.98 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.72% of total
525 000t PO43-eq
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