CO2-Footprints for Food of Animal Origin – Present Stage and Open Questions

@article{Flachowsky2009CO2FootprintsFF,
  title={CO2-Footprints for Food of Animal Origin – Present Stage and Open Questions},
  author={Prof. Dr. Gerhard Flachowsky and Sabrina Hachenberg},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={190-198}
}
The environmental assessment of human activities is presently a hot topic. It is not only important from an ecological perspective, but also from the view of efficient utilization of limited natural resources such as fuel, land area, water und phosphorus. The environmental impact of food of animal origin is currently quantified by so-called CO2eq-footprints. To define CO2eq-footprints, emissions arising along the food chain will be calculated according to their greenhouse potentials (carbon… CONTINUE READING