Inclusion of social aspects in Life cycle Assessment of food
S.A. Kruse, Ecotrust, USA
This chapter focuses on how the social ‘pillar’ of sustainability might be more fully integrated into the Life Cycle Assessment framework in the specific context of food production systems. The chapter includes a discussion of why social impacts are relevant in the context of food production systems and also highlights several existing food system applications of social impacts using life-cycling thinking.
Life Cycle Assessment
The global population is exploding. From 1950 to 2000, the population grew from 2.5 billion to just over six billion, a 247% increase. ...