Buying one year's worth of tomatoes grown in the USA in an open field

Vegetal product

The average Swiss citizen eats 6.74 kg of tomatoes per year. The tomatoes are grown in the USA and the cultivation process includes planting, irrigation, fertilization, harvesting, and packaging. The average transport distance is 10,000 km by boat and 1,000 km in refrigerated truck (from the producer to the port of departure to the store).

Carbon footprint breakdown

Cultivation 40.67%
Transportation in refrigerated truck 21.13%
Transportation in container ship 38.20%

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