Essential amino acids: master regulators of nutrition and environmental footprint?

  title={Essential amino acids: master regulators of nutrition and environmental footprint?},
  author={P. Tessari and A. Lante and G. Mosca},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • P. Tessari, A. Lante, G. Mosca
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
  • The environmental footprint of animal food production is considered several-fold greater than that of crops cultivation. [...] Key Result Production of high-quality animal proteins, in amounts sufficient to match the Recommended Daily Allowances of all the EAAs, would require a land use and a GHGE approximately equal, greater o smaller (by only ±1-fold), than that necessary to produce vegetal proteins, except for soybeans, that exhibited the smallest footprint. This new analysis downsizes the common concept of…Expand Abstract
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