Footprints



Harm Footprint of Food

This Microsoft Excel workbook contains an assessment of various kinds of harm footprints for different foods, the results of which are summarized in my paper "Consumer Ethics, Harm Footprints, and the Empirical Dimensions of Food Choices (in Philosophy Comes to Dinner, 2015, Routledge). This workbook has three sheets: a sheet summarizing the results, a sheet explaining my methodology, and a sheet containing my sources and calculations, which are mostly either (a) unit of measurement conversions applied to land, water, and greenhouse gas footprint numbers from other sources, or (b) based on judgment about the animal harm and human worker harm footprint of various goods that have not, as far as I know, been quantified in any other work.