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
🇺🇸 United States of America
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
!
3,231kcal
Vs Current
↑ 35% Vs NDG
3,231.48 Calories p/week
Fruit & Vegetables
843kcal
Vs Current
↓ -41% Vs NDG
843.43 Calories p/week
Roots & Tubers
462kcal
Vs Current
↑ 35% Vs NDG
462.45 Calories p/week
Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
739kcal
Vs Current
↓ -15% Vs NDG
739.43 Calories p/week
Red Meat
!
1,019kcal
Vs Current
↑ 109% Vs NDG
1,018.93 Calories p/week
Fish
128kcal
Vs Current
↓ -19% Vs NDG
127.66 Calories p/week
Poultry
!
899kcal
Vs Current
↑ 109% Vs NDG
899.13 Calories p/week
Dairy
1,450kcal
Vs Current
↓ -17% Vs NDG
1,449.83 Calories p/week
Eggs
!
315kcal
Vs Current
↑ 167% Vs NDG
315.46 Calories p/week
Fats & Oils
4,960kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
4,960.43 Calories p/week
Sugar
!
2,288kcal
Vs Current
↑ 91% Vs NDG
2,288.12 Calories p/week
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
!
100kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
99.97 Calories p/week
Alcohol
!
651kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
650.95 Calories p/week

Total Calories

17,087.27 kcals per/week 2,441.039 kcals per/day
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04 The impacts this diet would have if it was adopted by everyone in USA

Impact type Impact breakdown Total

Biodiversity Loss

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.002 sp.yr
  • 9.68% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.007 sp.yr
  • 25.35% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 2.59% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 1.22% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.063 sp.yr
  • 76.42% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.31% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.44% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.005 sp.yr
  • 5.66% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.11% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.01 sp.yr
  • 11.39% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.13% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.012 sp.yr
  • 12.09% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.26% of total
0.1 sp.yr
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GHG Emissions

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 45.2 Mt CO2eq
  • 22.58% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 44.42 Mt CO2eq
  • 18.85% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 16.08 Mt CO2eq
  • 6.45% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 2.71 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.08% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 411.06 Mt CO2eq
  • 68.60% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 29.42 Mt CO2eq
  • 4.71% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 53.13 Mt CO2eq
  • 7.97% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 180.51 Mt CO2eq
  • 22.22% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 15.79 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.91% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 37.32 Mt CO2eq
  • 4.36% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 13.66 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.58% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 43.47 Mt CO2eq
  • 4.83% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 32.31 Mt CO2eq
  • 3.49% of total
925 Mt CO2eq
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Cropland Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 12,552 000 hectares
  • 48.24% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 3,825 000 hectares
  • 13.23% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,304 000 hectares
  • 4.39% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 2,437 000 hectares
  • 7.64% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 50,450 000 hectares
  • 64.72% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 150 000 hectares
  • 0.19% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 11,968 000 hectares
  • 13.52% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 17,212 000 hectares
  • 16.63% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 2,943 000 hectares
  • 2.78% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 13,318 000 hectares
  • 11.29% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,203 000 hectares
  • 1.01% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 4,203 000 hectares
  • 3.44% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 3,209 000 hectares
  • 2.57% of total
124,775 000 hectares
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Grazing Land Use

  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 244,015 000 hectares
  • 97.75% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 6,909 000 hectares
  • 2.75% of total
250,925 000 hectares
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Water Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 16.33 km3
  • 47.81% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 8.95 km3
  • 21.61% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 4.26 km3
  • 9.36% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 5.92 km3
  • 11.60% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 14.89 km3
  • 23.88% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.01 km3
  • 1.60% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 6.81 km3
  • 9.98% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 12.96 km3
  • 17.88% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 1.93 km3
  • 2.61% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 8.84 km3
  • 10.77% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 3.29 km3
  • 3.85% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.29 km3
  • 0.33% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 2.1 km3
  • 2.40% of total
88 km3
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Eutrophication

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 191.67 000t PO43-eq
  • 24.95% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 140.06 000t PO43-eq
  • 15.98% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 109.02 000t PO43-eq
  • 11.21% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 20.09 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.03% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 2,496.31 000t PO43-eq
  • 77.38% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 108.69 000t PO43-eq
  • 3.28% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 257.89 000t PO43-eq
  • 7.33% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 753.25 000t PO43-eq
  • 18.04% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 90.4 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.13% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 200.25 000t PO43-eq
  • 4.54% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 53.7 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.20% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 119.16 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.62% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 123.62 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.65% of total
4,665 000t PO43-eq
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