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.
- Carbon Footprint Labelling of Food Products – huw can food labelling help consumers make climate friendly choices and what kind of data is needed for the .. to be able to judge what is climate friendly?
- Reduced food wastage in grocery stores - measures and their impact on economy and environment - what is the impact of wastage on the economic and enviromental performace of grocery stores?
- The Feedstuff database (http://www.sik.se/archive/pdf-filer-katalog/SR772rev.pdf in Swedish)
- Climate declaration of pasta
- Climate impact from potatoes – how big is the difference between farms and season within the same region, using the same breed?
- The importance of dietary choices for the environmental impact of food- a method for evaluating different diets from both environmental and health perspectives