Global greenhouse gas emissions from animal-based foods are twice those of plant-based foods

  title={Global greenhouse gas emissions from animal-based foods are twice those of plant-based foods},
  author={Xiaoming Xu and Prateek Sharma and Shijie Shu and Tzu-Shun Lin and Philippe Ciais and Francesco Nicola Tubiello and Pete Smith and Nelson Campbell and Atul K. Jain},
  journal={Nature Food},
Agriculture and land use are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but previous estimates were either highly aggregate or provided spatial details for subsectors obtained via different methodologies. Using a model–data integration approach that ensures full consistency between subsectors, we provide spatially explicit estimates of production- and consumption-based GHG emissions worldwide from plant- and animal-based human food in circa 2010. Global GHG emissions from the production of… 
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