It has been estimated that if everyone on the planet eats meat and vegetables like Koreans, in 2050, there must be at least one more planet to deal with it.
Greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption per capita in Korea have exceeded the limits that the Earth can afford, and the consumption of red meat is close to three times the proper amount.
According to a report published by the Norwegian non-profit organization EAT on the 16th, analyzing the causal relationship between eating habits, health and climate change, food production for 7.7 billion people living on the planet is the basis of global carbon emissions causing climate change. This is a factor that causes a quarter.
40% of this is due to livestock raising, food waste, rice cultivation, fertilizer use, farmland formation, deforestation, etc.
According to the report, India and Indonesia were the only 20 countries (G20) within which the greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption per capita were within the limits that the Earth could handle.
The limit that the district can handle is set within the limits that limit the increase in global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius or less compared to pre-industrialization, the long-term goal of the Paris Convention, a new climate system applied from 2021.
According to the report, if everyone on the planet consumes the same food as the current Koreans, by 2050, 2.3 districts will be needed to produce that amount of food.
If everyone on the planet consumes food like the United States or Brazil, by 2050, the Earth will need 5.6 and 5.2 respectively. Only India (0.8) and Indonesia (0.9) are reported to consume food within the limits that the Earth can afford by 2050.
It is estimated that China (1.77) and Japan (1.86) consume more sustainable food than Korea.
Korea's GHG emissions from food consumption per capita have exceeded the limits that the Earth can afford. Turkey was the only G20 country within per capita greenhouse gas emissions.
The daily consumption of red meat in Korea exceeds 80 g, which is close to 3 times the appropriate amount of 0 ~ 28 g. Indonesia and India were the only countries with red meat consumption within the appropriate amount.
According to the report, the greenhouse gas emission from food consumption is 5.6 Gt, of which G20 countries are emitting 3.7 Gt. The 5.0 Gt is 12% smaller than the current one, and compliance with this will ensure that the Paris Convention is met.