The food production and supply systems are some of the biggest contributors to climate change, and food loss from the entire food chain aggravates the problem. We developed a model to estimate the GHG emissions from the entire food cycle (production, packaging, transportation, refrigeration, and waste management), and applied it to cherries, onions, and plums, the first time these produce have been assessed comprehensively in the United States. We pulled into the analysis 6 additional fruits and vegetables for which California accounts for more than 50% of U.S. production and which we have assessed at least partially earlier: strawberries, avocados, lemons, celery, oranges, and tomatoes. We assessed uncertainty for 34 parameters through Monte Carlo simulation. The total life-cycle food losses for one unit of cherries, onions, and plums produced are 66%, 57%, and 44%, respectively. The consumer stage contributes most of the food loss for eight of the nine produce....

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