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

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Towards sustainable industrial food production using Life Cycle Assessment approaches

U. Sonesson and J. Berlin,     SIK–the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Sweden

A. Hospido,     University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Abstract:

The environmental impact of food products occur in all nodes of the supply chain; from production of inputs to agriculture, through farming, industry and retail to households. Impacts at one node often depend on activities at other nodes, and improvement options for food industry might often involve changes that result in large savings at other nodes rather than for the industry’s own emissions. This must be considered when assessing food products, and Life cycle Assessment (LCA) is a well established ...

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