14 Aug '12, 4pm

The true cost of food

The true cost of food

In this new monthly column, Trucost calculates the full environmental costs of everyday products. More information here . Trucost analyzed three common food products: breakfast cereal, fruit juice and cheese. We examined the stages of production from farm and orchard to the supermarket shelf. The embedded carbon, water, waste and pollution were calculated for generic products in each category. (No brand has been harmed in the generation of these metrics!) Trucost then calculated the “natural capital” cost of each of these. For carbon we used the social cost. For water, a local issue, we correlated the volume of water required to produce the raw materials with local scarcity by gathering data on the location of production and pricing water accordingly. To view the full analysis, click on the image below. The percentages show each item's share of the product's total environm...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/08/09/true-cost-food

Tweets

The True Cost of Hamburgers (Video)

The True Cost of Hamburgers (Video)

care2.com 03 Aug '12, 11pm

On average, Americans eat three burgers a week. That may sound surprising in statistic form, but it squares pretty evenly ...

ビデオ)石油ピーク後の食料生産、そして人類は?! 、 http://t.co/j5MMRXL4

peakoil.com 26 Aug '12, 9pm

"Right now, just 200 modern Bakken wells are strippers. But in roughly six years, there will be 4,000 of them" Bob Brackett

McKinsey: Battery cost reduction looks very goo...

green.autoblog.com 14 Aug '12, 4pm

With gasoline prices staying high, plug-in electric vehicles are much better on an energy cost-per-mile basis than traditi...

Best Singapore Food | Singapore Food Reviews: Coffee Cinnamon Shake with OWL Instant Coffee (plus GIVEAWAY!)

Best Singapore Food | Singapore Food Reviews: C...

misstamchiak.com 17 Aug '12, 1am

I am not going to just make a cup of my favourite coffee and show you. This time, I decided to be innovative and come up w...

new post: crab feast buffet @ plaza brasserie, from now till 31 august.

new post: crab feast buffet @ plaza brasserie, ...

misstamchiak.com 19 Aug '12, 2am

There are also other crab dishes such as Dijon Crab Cakes with Coriander Paste, Baked Crab Shell, Chilli Crab Roll with Ve...

Where to go for the best street #food? #Bangkok #Singapore #Penang

Where to go for the best street #food? #Bangkok...

horecatrends.com 15 Aug '12, 3am

Members of VirtualTourist.com composedthe Top 10 best Street Food cities. Bangkok (Thailand) can be find on the first plac...

NEW POST * Tiong Bahru Food Centre Hawker Trail

misstamchiak.com 19 Aug '12, 2pm

Tiong Bahru Food Centre is one of the best hawker centres in Singapore. Here, you can find a wide array of yummy hawker fo...

The True Impact of Hamburgers (Video)

The True Impact of Hamburgers (Video)

treehugger.com 02 Aug '12, 10pm

On average, Americans eat three burgers a week. That may sound surprising in statistic form, but it squares pretty evenly ...

A Dream Come True – Leaving My Day Job To Pursue Our Passion

A Dream Come True – Leaving My Day Job To Pursu...

morganlinton.com 15 Aug '12, 11pm

I knew that I would be writing a post like this, I just didn’t quite know when, but sometimes life works in amazing and my...

A Model's View of True Beauty

A Model's View of True Beauty

care2.com 18 Aug '12, 7pm

I interviewed a lovely young ramp model some time ago. Tina works out of Mumbai. She is an unassuming, refreshingly mature...

It's true that creative interns get away with almost any style choice, but here's how to make the biggest impact.

It's true that creative interns get away with a...

tonguechic.com 15 Aug '12, 5am

Perhaps it’s the innate creativity that comes with being in the design, publishing or advertising field but the wardrobe o...

Charly T’s Restaurant food #review at 112 Katong Mall - #foodporn #Singapore @charlyts

Charly T’s Restaurant food #review at 112 Katon...

hpility.blogspot.com 15 Aug '12, 6am

It had been awhile since my last review on Singapore good food. Today, introduce you people to the Charly T’s second resta...

Tai Thai - Authentic Taiwanese Food (Quote "Miss Tam Chiak" to get 10% off total bill!)

Tai Thai - Authentic Taiwanese Food (Quote "Mis...

misstamchiak.com 15 Aug '12, 12am

Food culture is one way which a country shows itself to the world. When I first get to know about Taiwanese food, it is on...

What is the next generation of solar panels com...

greenhomeguide.com 16 Aug '12, 1am

Perhaps the biggest development in solar panel technology for residential applications in recent years is the seemingly st...

#Satay Beehoon and Mee Kuah, true to #Singapore #food #culture?

#Satay Beehoon and Mee Kuah, true to #Singapore...

makansutra.com 13 Aug '12, 11am

As usual, it was a “hair stand” National Day Parade for me. The fly-past, the trailers showing regular Singaporeans and th...