Food

Last changed: 10 March 2017

In our research group we use LCA to study the environmental impact of various alternatives within the food supply system in order to reduce the environmental impact. The results of our research can be used to optimise the food supply chain or inform consumers about the environmental impact of food products to enable them to make informed choices.

In the west we consume substantial quantities of animal source food, such as meet and dairy products. In order to produce the forage and fodder needed large land areas are used and large quantities of energy consumed. A substantial share of the produced food is wasted.

Our food consumption has as a consequence as much impact on the environment as our transportation. With an increasing human population it becomes increasingly important to use the finite land area we have as efficiently as possible and produce food as energy efficiently as possible. 

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