Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845695521, 9780857090225

Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry

1st Edition

Life Cycle Assessment and Related Approaches

Editors: U Sonesson J Berlin F Ziegler
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695521
eBook ISBN: 9780857090225
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2010
Page Count: 432
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Environmental impacts of food production and processing: Improving nutrient management in agriculture to reduce eutrophication, acidification and climate change; Increasing the efficiency of water use in crop production. Part 2 Life cycle assessment of food production and processing: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of food production and processing: An introduction; Methodology for life cycle assessment; Challenges relating to data and system delimitation in life cycle assessments of food products; Challenges in assessing the environmental impacts of crop production and horticulture; Complexities in assessing the environmental impacts of livestock products; Challenges in assessing the environmental impacts of aquaculture and fisheries. Part 3 Current and future applications of life cycle assessment and related approaches: Towards sustainable industrial food production using life cycle assessment approaches; Addressing land use and ecotoxicological impacts in life-cycle assessments of food production technologies; Combining life-cycle assessment of food products with economic tools; Inclusion of social aspects in life cycle assessment of food; Ecodesign of food products; Footprinting methods for assessment of the environmental impacts of food production and processing; Carbon footprinting and carbon labelling of food products; Sustainability indicators for the food supply chain. Part 4 Environmental management in the food industry: Establishing an environmental management system in the food industry; Environmental training for the food industry; Eco-labelling of agricultural food products.


Description

Part 1 Environmental impacts of food production and processing: Improving nutrient management in agriculture to reduce eutrophication, acidification and climate change; Increasing the efficiency of water use in crop production. Part 2 Life cycle assessment of food production and processing: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of food production and processing: An introduction; Methodology for life cycle assessment; Challenges relating to data and system delimitation in life cycle assessments of food products; Challenges in assessing the environmental impacts of crop production and horticulture; Complexities in assessing the environmental impacts of livestock products; Challenges in assessing the environmental impacts of aquaculture and fisheries. Part 3 Current and future applications of life cycle assessment and related approaches: Towards sustainable industrial food production using life cycle assessment approaches; Addressing land use and ecotoxicological impacts in life-cycle assessments of food production technologies; Combining life-cycle assessment of food products with economic tools; Inclusion of social aspects in life cycle assessment of food; Ecodesign of food products; Footprinting methods for assessment of the environmental impacts of food production and processing; Carbon footprinting and carbon labelling of food products; Sustainability indicators for the food supply chain. Part 4 Environmental management in the food industry: Establishing an environmental management system in the food industry; Environmental training for the food industry; Eco-labelling of agricultural food products.

Key Features

  • Reviews the advantages, challenges and different applications of LCA and related methods for environmental assessment
  • Discusses the environmental impact of food production and processing, addressing issues such as nutrient management and water efficiency in agriculture
  • Examines environmental management in the food industry, including contributions on training, eco-labelling and establishing management systems

Readership

Anyone involved in environmental management in the food industry and for those with an academic interest in sustainable food production


Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857090225
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845695521
Paperback ISBN:
9780081014738

About the Editors

U Sonesson Editor

Dr Ulf Sonesson work for the internationally-renowned Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK). Dr Sonesson is noted for his pioneering work in such areas as life cycle assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

SIK, Sweden

J Berlin Editor

Dr Johanna Berlin is a researcher in sustainable food production at SIK - the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology, Sweden.

F Ziegler Editor

Dr Friederike Ziegler is a researcher in sustainable food production at SIK - the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology, Sweden.

Affiliations and Expertise

SIK, Sweden