Industrial Processing versus Home Cooking: An Environmental Comparison between Three Ways to Prepare a Meal

@inproceedings{Sonesson2005IndustrialPV,
  title={Industrial Processing versus Home Cooking: An Environmental Comparison between Three Ways to Prepare a Meal},
  author={Ulf Sonesson and Berit Mattsson and Thomas Nybrant and Thomas Ohlsson},
  booktitle={Ambio},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Today there is a strong trend in Sweden for industrially processed meals to replace homemade meals. In the public debate this is often claimed to increase the environmental impact from foods. In the study presented in this article, we used life-cycle assessment to quantify the environmental impact of three meals: homemade, semiprepared, and ready-to-eat. The differences in environmental impact between the meals were small; the ready-to-eat meal used the most energy, whereas the… 

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