Table 2

Modelled changes in average dietary intakes in the UK (relative to current diets) for different levels of GHG reduction

Modelled change (and % change) from current average diet (g/day)
GHG reductionFruitNon-starchy vegetablesRed meatProcessed meat
Target (%)Achieved (%)MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
0*17.2+110.2+96.8+53.3+57.0−16.2−4.5−37.4−3.2
(+80.4%)(+66.7%)(+53.6%)(+56.4%)(−38.0%)(−15.8%)(−63.0%)(−8.8%)
1018.0+109.0+94.9+54.5+58.9−16.1−3.4−38.0−3.8
(+79.5%)(+65.4%)(+54.9%)(+58.3%)(−37.8%)(−12.1%)(−64.1%)(−10.5%)
2021.9+109.4+97.2+54.2+56.6−17.1−11.7−36.2−5.9
(+79.8%)(+67.0%)(+54.5%)(+56.0%)(−40.0%)(−41.3%)(−61.0%)(−16.1%)
3030.0+107.1+86.1+56.4+67.8−27.2−21.7−37.7−5.9
(+78.2%)(+59.3%)(+56.7%)(+67.0%)(−63.9%)(−76.7%)(−63.6%)(−16.4%)
4040.0+95.4+77.6+68.2+76.2−35.6−24.8−43.0−11.5
(+69.6%)(+53.5%)(+68.6%)(+75.4%)(−83.6%)(−87.4%)(−72.5%)(−31.7%)
5050.0+84.6+68.9+78.9+84.9−42.6−27.0−56.0−23.2
(+61.7%)(+47.5%)(+79.4%)(+84.0%)(−100.0%)(−95.5%)(−94.4%)(−64.0%)
6060.0+36.7+45.2+126.9+108.6−42.6−28.3−59.3−36.3
(+26.7%)(+31.2%)(+127.6%)(+107.4%)(−100.0%)(−100.0%)(−100.0%)(−100.0%)
  • *Diet optimised to achieve the WHO guidelines with no GHG reduction target.

  • GHG, greenhouse gases.