Environmental Life Cycle Screening of Different Protein Sources
The goal of this study was to assess the environmental impact of protein obtained from different animal and vegetable sources.
DuPont Nutrition & Health – Multinational
We conducted a top-level assessment of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, water, and land use associated to production of the following protein sources:
- Beef meat (dairy and non-dairy based)
- Pork meat
- Chicken meat
- Skimmed milk powder
- Whey protein concentrate
- Sodium caseinate
- Isolated soy protein
This was achieved by means of a review of LCA literature, complemented with modelling done specifically for this study. Project completed april 2015.