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Life cycle assessments of organic foods

Meier, Matthias; Hörtenhuber, Stefan; Schader, Christian and Stolze, Matthias (2017) Life cycle assessments of organic foods. Factsheet. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-Frick.

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Summary

The fact sheet presents the tool of the product-related life cycle assessment as it is currently used for assessing ecological sustainability in the food and farming sector. Based on internal and external calculations, the authors analyse the meaningfulness of comparative life cycle assessment of food from extensive production systems with those from more intensive production systems. In the interest of a comprehensive environmental assessment of food production, the authors propose substantial extensions of the existing method at different levels.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Life cycle assessments of organic foods, FiBL, farming sector, FiBL35056
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
ISBN:PDF 978-3-03736-051-4
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/264.html
Deposited By: Schader, Dr. Christian
ID Code:32075
Deposited On:28 Aug 2017 12:46
Last Modified:28 Aug 2017 12:46
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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