New book: Our Future Proteins – A Diversity of Perspectives

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The book Our Future Proteins – A Diversity of Perspectives was released in March. It is edited by researchers at Wageningen University & Research and includes contributions from the food system group. “Without a protein transition, global sustainability targets will be impossible to reach. This book examines the transition to sustainable protein systems in the… Continue reading New book: Our Future Proteins – A Diversity of Perspectives

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

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: 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

“Less but better meat” – what does that mean?

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Meat consumption in the Western world has to decrease and meat production practices have to improve. Eating “less but better meat” is a strategy put forward by a number of institutions and organizations as a strategy for increasing the sustainability of diets in high-income settings. But how much is “less” and what is “better”? In… Continue reading “Less but better meat” – what does that mean?