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Making thoughtful choices with every forkful

We built Forkful to inspire sustainable, nutritious eating that is as good for you as it is for the planet. With our powerful recipe search, you can view the nutritional benefit and environmental impact of thousands of recipes at a glance, empowering you to make better decisions.

Food. It’s essential. It’s personal. It’s a basic human need that unites all of us, crossing geographical, social and cultural borders. Everybody’s gotta eat. Unfortunately, globalisation, rising incomes and the growing trend toward a heavily processed, high-impact Western diet are adversely affecting our health and putting enormous pressure on the food systems that sustain us1.

The food supply chain contributes 26% of global man-made GHG emissions2, and without drastic change, this is projected to rise by up to 38% globally by 20503, single-handedly making the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C impossible4,5. More than 820 million people worldwide lack sufficient food while even more consume low-quality diets or excessive food, and diet has become a greater health risk than unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined6.

Choosing food that better serves us and our environment is one of the most impactful changes we can make in our daily lives7. We’ve developed our scoring system based on extensive, empirical research to help you navigate those choices.

Thousands of recipes

With a handful of nifty algorithms and a dash of machine learning, search our extensive database to discover the perfect flavour, dish or cuisine.

Benefit/Impact Score

Use our unique scoring system to compare each recipe’s nutritional benefit to its environmental impact.

Good for you

Inspired by leading nutritional ranking systems, our algorithm analyses each recipe’s nutritional profile, assessing the ideal proportion of nutrients for a healthy diet.

Good for the environment

We calculate the global warming potential of each ingredient to provide the total Impact Score. By choosing higher scores, you can tread more lightly on the planet.

Be inspired

Get creative in the kitchen, knowing that you are preparing food that will nourish your body and nurture your environment.

Useful reference

Even outside the kitchen, you can score your pre-prepared meals by searching for recipes with similar ingredients.

Waste less

Cooking more frequently helps us to develop the skills and creativity to make better use of the groceries we buy, wasting less food as a result.

Powered by Warming Potential

The world's first global warming potential API service, built by us to make it easier for developers to incorporate accurate predictions into their models.

We're just getting started

This is only the beginning. Stay tuned for search filters, shopping lists, recipe recommendations and favourites, custom recipes, and much, much more.

Made with ❤️ by the Warming Potential team

1 Tilman D, Clark M. “Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health”. Nature (2014); 515: 518–22.

2 Poore, J., and Thomas N. "Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers." Science 360.6392 (2018): 987-992.

3 FAO. 2018. The future of food and agriculture - Alternative pathways to 2050. Rome.

4 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (2019). The Paris Agreement | UNFCCC.

5 Ranganathan et. al. (2016) Shifting Diets for a Sustainable Food Future. Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Eleven. World Resources Institute.

6 Willett, W., et al. "Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems." The Lancet 393.10170 (2019): 447-492.

7 Audsley, E., Brander, M., Chatterton, J., et al. (2009). How low can we go? An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the UK Food System and the Scope for Reduction by 2050. WWF-UK.