Ny publikation: A large share of climate impacts of beef and dairy can be attributed to ecosystem services other than food production

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Livsmedel från idisslare har en stor klimatpåverkan men kan också bidra till fler ekosystemtjänster, bland annat genom att låta djuren beta naturbetesmarker. När klimatpåverkan för dessa livsmedel beräknas med hjälp av livscykelanalys är det vanligt att endast ta hänsyn till det kött och mjölk som produceras och inte till de övriga ekosystemtjänsterna, vilket riskerar att… Continue reading Ny publikation: A large share of climate impacts of beef and dairy can be attributed to ecosystem services other than food production

New study: Agroecological practices in combination with healthy diets can help meet EU food system policy targets

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In this study, an outcome of the Uniseco project, five explorative scenarios for future food systems in the EU were developed in a stakeholder process. Five scenarios emerged varying in the extent to which food system were localised or globalised and including agroecological practices. A range of biophysical, environmental and social indicators, and potential for… Continue reading New study: Agroecological practices in combination with healthy diets can help meet EU food system policy targets

Vad säger forskningen om kött och klimat?

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Hotellkedjan Scandic annonserade nyligen att man från den 1 januari i år tar bort nötköttet från sina lunch- och konferensmenyer men behåller det på middagsmenyerna. Man uppger att målet är att minska försäljningen av nötkött med 50 procent och därmed minska klimatpåverkan från den mat man säljer. Man uppger sedan i senare uttalanden även en… Continue reading Vad säger forskningen om kött och klimat?

Towards a sustainable Swedish food system – a knowledge synthesis of environmental impacts and policy options

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Through this new project, funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, we aim to synthesise existing knowledge on the effect of policy measures to reduce environmental impacts of Swedish food consumption. We will do a systematic literature mapping of the evidence on policy options for transforming food consumption to decrease environmental pressures, to identify research… Continue reading Towards a sustainable Swedish food system – a knowledge synthesis of environmental impacts and policy options

New publication: The climate impact of excess food intake in Sweden

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The environmental impacts of food systems and the negative health consequences of excess food intake are well-acknowledged global issues. However, the climate impact of excess food intake, or metabolic food waste, has been less investigated. In this study we investigated the amount of metabolic food waste and its climate impact in Sweden. Excess food intake… Continue reading New publication: The climate impact of excess food intake in Sweden

Five new projects to the group!

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Formas has recenely granted the group four new projects and the Swedish Energy Agency one. They are described shortly below. Loss of beef during primary production in Sweden: quantities, causes, food potential and carbon footprint and economically assessed measures. PI: Ingrid Strid, ingrid.strid@slu.se  Budget: 8 million SEK Project period: 2021-2025 Summary: Reduced food loss and… Continue reading Five new projects to the group!

New publication: Time-dependent climate impact of beef production

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In this study we investigated the climate impact of beef production, including changes in soil organic carbon and using two different climate metrics, GWP100 and AGTP. For the later, a time-dependent life cycle assessment was performed in which yearly fluxes of greenhouse gases were considered and the climate impact in terms of temperature response over… Continue reading New publication: Time-dependent climate impact of beef production

Ph.D. project: Sustainability assessment of food donation as a food waste management option

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Surplus food redistribution, or food donation, has been advocated as a simultaneous solution to coexisting food wastage and food insecurity. Globally, an estimated one-third of the total food production goes lost or wasted, while 2 billion people still lack regular access to nutritious foods and 690 million people are hungry. Even in a high-income country… Continue reading Ph.D. project: Sustainability assessment of food donation as a food waste management option

Sustainable diets: We also need to think about fat

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The average consumption of fats in many populous regions of the world is below nutritional recommendations. But how do we increase fat production sustainably, when so much of the fat traces back to livestock sources and deforestation? There is a consensus that high-income countries need to reduce the consumption of animal-based products due to their… Continue reading Sustainable diets: We also need to think about fat

A food system approach to assessing sustainable and resilient farming

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A recent study published by the Food System Group’s researchers Elin Röös and Bojana Bajželj study a farm that has embarked on a transition to become a “sustainable farm of the future” (in the farmer’s own words). The farm, since long a certified organic lamb meat producer, has moved beyond caring for local impacts at… Continue reading A food system approach to assessing sustainable and resilient farming