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Comparative life cycle assessment of beef, pork and ostrich meat: a critical point of view

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  • Y. Nunez
  • J. Fermoso
  • N. Garcia
  • R. Irusta
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    Food production and consumption have an impact on the environment. As the environmental awareness of consumers rises, the demand of environmental friendly food products grows too. In this paper, a comparative study of the environmental performance of beef, pork and ostrich meat is carried out using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Bearing in mind the lack of experience in how to solve the problems that arise when this methodology is applied to the environmental evaluation of the food chains, the results have been submitted for a critical analysis. The results of the analysis display the importance of having valid databases, mainly related to agricultural processes. On the other hand, it shows the necessity of new methodologies to evaluate land use.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 140-151

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:4:y:2005:i:2:p:140-151

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    Keywords: beef; environmental analysis; fertilisers; biocides; LCA; ostrich meat; pork; lifecycle assessment; lifecycle analysis; environmental performance; environmental impact; agricultural processes; food production.;

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    1. Pashaei Kamali, Farahnaz & Meuwissen, Miranda P.M. & Oude Lansink, Alfons G.J.M., 2012. "Conceptual Framework for Extended Life Cycle Assessment of," 2012 International European Forum, February 13-17, 2012, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks 144984, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.
    2. Stone, James J. & Dollarhide, Christopher R. & Benning, Jennifer L. & Gregg Carlson, C. & Clay, David E., 2012. "The life cycle impacts of feed for modern grow-finish Northern Great Plains US swine production," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 106(1), pages 1-10.

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