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

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Addressing land use and ecotoxicological impacts in Life cycle Assessments of food production technologies

A.M. De Schryver, R. van Zelm and M.A.J. Huijbregts,     Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

M. Goedkoop,     PRé consultants b.v., The Netherlands

Abstract:

Effects of land use and ecotoxicity are not commonly addressed in Life Cycle Assessment on agricultural food production, due to the expected high level of uncertainties in the impact assessment and a lack of available inventory data. This chapter provides an overview of the cause–effect pathways related to the release of toxic chemicals and physical land use practices caused by food production practices. It also discusses the background and application of several Life ...

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