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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Organic and Conventional Foodstuffs in Austria


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Lindenthal, Thomas; Markut, Theresia; Hörtenhuber, Stefan and Rudolph, Gwendolyn (2010) Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Organic and Conventional Foodstuffs in Austria. Paper at: VII. International conference on life cycle assessment in the agri-food sector, Bari, Italy, 22-24 September . [Submitted]

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The consumer´s choice in quality of foodstuffs can influence GHG-emissions from the food sector. Organic agriculture is discussed as a possible way to reduce GHG-emissions. However the amount of reducing CO2eq per kg of organic products is unclear especially under supermarket conditions. The primary goal of the present study was to compare greenhouse gas emissions (CO2-eq) of organic foodstuffs with conventionally grown ones. All balanced foodstuffs are retail products, processed and marketed by nationwide supermarket companies in Austria.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:LCA, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), foodstuff, organic farming, supermarket
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Production systems
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Austria > FiBL Austria
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - NUWI
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/de/oesterreich/schwerpunkte-at/klimaschutz.html#c4978
Deposited By: Lindenthal, Dr. Thomas
ID Code:17996
Deposited On:12 Nov 2010 11:57
Last Modified:09 Dec 2010 14:01
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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