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Table 1 Greenhouse gas emissions per kg for each food category and the price changes simulated under each tax scenario

From: Simulating the impact on health of internalising the cost of carbon in food prices combined with a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Food group GHGe/kg product (kgCO2e) Tax/kg product for each scenario (£)
A B C D
Milk 1.8 0 −0.05 0 −0.05
Other milk products 2.4 0 −0.04 0 −0.04
Cream 2.4 0 −0.04 0 −0.04
Cheese 1.8 0 −0.05 0 −0.05
Eggs 4.9 0.03 0.04 0.04 0.04
Pork 7.9 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12
Beef 66.1 1.79 1.79 1.79 1.79
Poultry 5.4 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Lamb 64.3 1.74 1.74 1.74 1.74
Other meat 38.9 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01
Fish 5.4 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Bread, cereals, flour 0.8 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Cakes, buns, pastries, biscuits 1.5 0 −0.06 0 −0.06
Animal fats 35.8 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.92
Vegetable fats 2.8 0 −0.02 0 −0.02
Sugar and preserves 0.1 0 −0.10 0 −0.10
Sweets 0.1 0 −0.10 0 −0.10
Tinned and dried fruit and nuts 0.8 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Fresh fruit 0.8 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Potatoes 0.4 0 −0.09 0 −0.09
Canned veg 1.0 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Fresh veg 1.0 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Fruit juice 0.8 0 −0.08 0 −0.08
Soft drinks, concentrated, low calorie 0.1 0 −0.10 0 −0.10
Soft drinks, not concentrated, low calorie 0.1 0 −0.10 0 −0.10
Soft drinks, concentrated, not low calorie 0.1 0 −0.10 0.004 (20 %) 0.004 (20 %)
Soft drinks, not concentrated, not low calorie 0.1 0 −0.10 0.017 (20 %) 0.017 (20 %)
Non-coffee drinks 1.9 0 −0.05 0 −0.05
Coffee drinks 10.1 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.19
Beer 3.8 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Wine 1.0 0 −0.07 0 −0.07
Other alcohol 3.5 0 −0.00 0 −0.00
  1. GHGEs greenhouse gas emissions, kgCO2e kilograms of CO2 equivalents