LCA food data base

Nielsen P H, Nielsen A M, Weidema B P, Dalgaard R, Halberg N (2003)

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Tjele: Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences


Food consumption is one of the major driving forces behind environmental impact and resource consumption in Danish households1).

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool for an aggregated description of emissions, waste and the resource use from soil to kitchen per unit of different food items.

The present site provides LCA data on basic food products produced and consumed in Denmark. The site covers processes from primary sectors such as agriculture and fishery through industrial foodprocessing to retail and cooking.

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