Challenges in assessing the environmental consequences of dietary changes

Stefano Cucurachi, Yi Yang, Joseph D. Bergesen, Yuwei Qin, Sangwon Suh

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Abstract

Tom et al. (Environ Syst Decis 1–12, 2015) compared the energy requirements, water footprint, and greenhouse gas emissions of diet regimens recently recommended by the US Department of Agriculture. This editorial comments on a number of challenges related to the use of the results of life-cycle assessment studies to quantify the environmental impacts of dietary shifts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironment Systems and Decisions
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Dietary change
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Marginal impact
  • Meta-analysis

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Challenges in assessing the environmental consequences of dietary changes. / Cucurachi, Stefano; Yang, Yi; Bergesen, Joseph D.; Qin, Yuwei; Suh, Sangwon.

In: Environment Systems and Decisions, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 217-219.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Cucurachi, Stefano ; Yang, Yi ; Bergesen, Joseph D. ; Qin, Yuwei ; Suh, Sangwon. / Challenges in assessing the environmental consequences of dietary changes. In: Environment Systems and Decisions. 2016 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 217-219.
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