Nitrogen on the table: the influence of food choices on nitrogen emissions and the European environment

Westhoek, H.; Lesschen, J.P.; Leip, A.; Rood, T.; Wagner, S.; De Marco, A.; Murphy-Bokern, D.; Pallière, C.; Howard, C.M.; Oenema, O.; Sutton, M.A. ORCID: 2015 Nitrogen on the table: the influence of food choices on nitrogen emissions and the European environment. Edinburgh, UK, NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 66pp. (European Nitrogen Assessment Special Report on Nitrogen and Food)

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This ENA Special Report has been prepared by the Expert Panel on Nitrogen and Food of the UNECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen. It examines nitrogen and other pollution losses from the food system and assesses the potential impacts of alternative diets on emissions of nitrogen to air and water. It then considers the potential impacts on land-use change and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The study finds that reductions in reactive nitrogen emissions associated with decreased intake of meat and dairy products would have substantial benefits, not only within the EU, but also at continental and global scales. The scenarios also match to consumption patterns that are better aligned with international dietary recommendations.

Item Type: Publication - Report
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Dise
ISBN: 9781906698515
Funders/Sponsors: UNECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN)
Additional Keywords: nitrogen, food, consumption patterns, emissions, environment, land use
NORA Subject Terms: Health
General > Science Policy
Agriculture and Soil Science
Atmospheric Sciences
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Date made live: 03 Mar 2016 11:22 +0 (UTC)

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