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Resource consumption and environmental impacts of the agrofood sector: life cycle assessment of italian citrus-based products

Beccali, M.; Cellura, M.; Iudicello, M.; Mistretta, M.

Environmental Management 43(4): 707-724

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 0364-152X
PMID: 19184189
DOI: 10.1007/s00267-008-9251-y
Accession: 025391469

Food production and consumption cause significant environmental burdens during the product life cycles. As a result of intensive development and the changing social attitudes and behaviors in the last century, the agrofood sector is the highest resource consumer after housing in the EU. This paper is part of an effort to estimate environmental impacts associated with life cycles of the agrofood chain, such as primary energy consumption, water exploitation, and global warming.

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