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 fr√•n idisslare har en stor klimatp√•verkan men kan ocks√• bidra till fler ekosystemtj√§nster, bland annat genom att l√•ta djuren beta naturbetesmarker. N√§r klimatp√•verkan f√∂r dessa livsmedel ber√§knas med hj√§lp av livscykelanalys √§r det vanligt att endast ta h√§nsyn till det k√∂tt och mj√∂lk som produceras och inte till de √∂vriga ekosystemtj√§nsterna, 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 fr√•n den 1 januari i √•r tar bort n√∂tk√∂ttet fr√•n sina lunch- och konferensmenyer men beh√•ller det p√• middagsmenyerna. Man uppger att m√•let √§r att minska f√∂rs√§ljningen av n√∂tk√∂tt med 50 procent och d√§rmed minska klimatp√•verkan fr√•n den mat man s√§ljer. Man uppger sedan i senare uttalanden √§ven en… Continue reading Vad s√§ger forskningen om k√∂tt och klimat?

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

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

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 R√∂√∂s and Bojana BajŇĺelj study a farm that has embarked on a transition to become a ‚Äúsustainable farm of the future‚ÄĚ (in the farmer‚Äôs 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

Organic and conventional Swedish pork production compared

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Organic Swedish pig production according to KRAV’s regulations performed better than conventional Swedish pig production on 11 of 20 sustainability indicators if the comparison was made per kg of pork, and on 18 out of 20 indicators if the comparison was made per hectare. The indicators included both environmental, social and economic aspects. The organic… Continue reading Organic and conventional Swedish pork production compared

Nytt forskningsprojekt

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Kan det svenska livsmedelssystemet bli klimatneutralt till 2045? F√∂rra √•ret startade forskningsprogrammet Mistra Food Futures (https://mistrafoodfutures.se/sv/) ¬†som ska svara p√• bland annat den fr√•gan. Forskningsprogrammet tar ett helhetsgrepp p√• det svenska livsmedelssystemet f√∂r att unders√∂ka m√∂jligheterna att uppn√• ett h√•llbart livsmedelssystem som kan leverera h√§lsosam mat utan att t√§ra p√• jordens resurser. Programmet leds av… Continue reading Nytt forskningsprojekt

Miljömässiga mervärden med baljväxter som odlas och förädlas i Sverige

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Svenska √§rtor, b√∂nor och linser kokade och f√∂rpackade i Sverige har v√§sentligt l√§gre klimatp√•verkan √§n de importerade motsvarigheter vi finner i butikerna. Men om de svenska baljv√§xterna transporteras l√•ngt f√∂r f√∂r√§dling f√∂rsvinner klimatvinsten j√§mf√∂rt med de importerade. Alla baljv√§xter √§r dock en mycket klimatsmart proteink√§lla i f√∂rh√•llande till animaliskt protein. Att v√§lja svenska baljv√§xter minskar… Continue reading Milj√∂m√§ssiga merv√§rden med baljv√§xter som odlas och f√∂r√§dlas i Sverige

Klimatsmart julmeny i radioprogrammet Klotet

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Elin Röös medlem i Food systems gruppen kommenterar en klimatsmart utemeny i radioprogrammet Klotet och diskuterar effekter av COVID-19-pandemin på livsmedelsförsörjningen. Lyssna här: https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1622705