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Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry by F Ziegler, J Berlin, U Sonesson

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Improving nutrient management in agriculture to reduce eutrophication, acidification and climate change

C. Cederberg,     SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Sweden

Abstract:

The present organisation of our food production leads to significant alterations of the global nitrogen cycle and this is an important cause of increasing emissions of reactive nitrogen into ecosystems and the atmosphere. In this chapter, important environmental themes related to the mismanagement of the nitrogen cycle – eutrophication, acidification and climate change – are discussed. The prospect of a doubled consumption of animal products in 2050 globally means a giant challenge for stakeholders in the food chain to improve production and to ...

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