Life Cycle Assessment of food

Making the production and consumption of foodstuffs more sustainable

The production of foodstuffs and other agricultural products is frequently associated with a high level of environmental impact. This raises questions as to what forms of agriculture are the most environmentally favorable, what influence food that is discarded or not consumed has on the environment, what forms of packaging are environmentally favorable or harmful, what packing materials have the largest ecological footprint, and at what points we can influence the sustainability of food. 

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Individual purchasing behavior influences the environmental impact of foodstuffs.

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Nitrate pollution has greatly increased over the past few years in many regions – resource-saving production alternatives can counter this development.

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It is not easy to determine what foods consume resources to what extent in production.

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Life cycle Assessment of food

An analysis of the environmental impact of the food trade, food consumption, food waste and packaging.