Ny kortkurs om matens klimatpåverkan från Uppsala kommun

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Lär med om matens klimatpåverkan i kortkurs från Uppsala kommun och med medverkande forskare Elin Röös. https://uppsala-matklimat.se Uppsala kommun har utvecklat en ny webbkurs om hur man kan göra mer klimartsmarta val vid planering och lagning av mat. Forskare Elin Röös som tillhör Food Systems gruppen deltar i kursen och berättar hur klimatpåverkan från matproduktion… Continue reading Ny kortkurs om matens klimatpåverkan från Uppsala kommun

100 000 ton per year instead of 30 000 – updated data about food waste from Swedish retail stores

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The elefant in the room in this new report http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Om-Naturvardsverket/Publikationer/ISBN/8800/978-91-620-8857-6/, was the new data on retail waste – 100000 tons instead of 30000 tons -, which now is based on figures reported directly by the retail chains via the voluntary agreement instead of statistics based on a few stores combined with the number of employees.… Continue reading 100 000 ton per year instead of 30 000 – updated data about food waste from Swedish retail stores

New Food waste course

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If you are interested in food waste-related issues, there is an opportunity to learn more this autumn in the new course “Food waste – current situation and future opportunities.” held at SLU in Uppsala. The course starts in August and will revolve around topics covered in the new Routledge Handbook of Food waste that will also act as the… Continue reading New Food waste course

The environmental impacts from Swedish food consumption exceed the planetary boundaries for the food system

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In a new study by researchers from the Food System Group together with the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the environmental impacts of the Swedish diet were benchmarked relative to global environmental boundaries suggested by the EAT-Lancet Commission. To identify local environmental concerns not captured by the global boundaries, relationships between the global EAT-Lancet variables and the… Continue reading The environmental impacts from Swedish food consumption exceed the planetary boundaries for the food system

We need ambitious role of agriculture in climate mitigation

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Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan in my home country, Slovenia (via a video-link). Slovenia must prepare a plan on reducing its GHG emissions to 2030, same as other EU countries. I was invited to comment on the plans for the agriculture sector. Foto: Nejc… Continue reading We need ambitious role of agriculture in climate mitigation

Newspaper article about Swedish “ready to eat” beans

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Ready to eat beans (packed in Tetra Pak) that are cultivated and sold in Sweden, are transported to Italy for processing. This was highlighted by the Expressen where Hanna was interviewed, among others. You can read the article here (in Swedish).

New PhD thesis: Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation

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Kajsa Henryson defended her thesis on November 28th. The overall aim of the thesis was to contribute to the development of life cycle assessment methodology that better represents actual climate and marine eutrophication impacts of crop cultivation, focusing in particular on the impacts of mineral nitrogen fertiliser use. The thesis can be found here: Modelling… Continue reading New PhD thesis: Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation