New Food and Feed Life cycle analysis (LCA) database available from PE INTERNATIONAL In December 2014 the Food and Feed LCA database from PE INTERNATIONAL was released. It includes over 350 cradle-to-gate and gate-to-gate LCI datasets representing the m
In December 2014 the Food and Feed LCA database from PE INTERNATIONAL was released. It includes over 350 cradle-to-gate and gate-to-gate LCI datasets representing the most commonly used food and feed products in different geographical regions:
- Crops and animals, e.g. corn, tapioca, rapeseeds, beef, sheep
- Manufacturing of food products (incl. dairy, starch, and grain mill products, sugar, meat, chocolate, animal feed, vegetable and animal oils, etc.) and by-products
- European production and import mixes for major commodities like sugar beet, rapeseed, corn, soybeans and wheat
- Different allocations
- Direct land use change emissions are included in all datasets. The crop dataset is based on a generic, parametrized agrarian plant LCA model and it includes all aspects which are of importance for regionalized agrarian modelling, e.g. Nitrogen cycle, Land use change, Land use, Irrigation, Reference system, Agricultural chemicals, Phosphorus cycle, CO2 uptake and storage etc.
You can find more information here (including the full list of database content, publication and presentation at the LCA food conference, recording of a webinar and more)
Read more about LCA methods in our research library.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.