Report: Life Cycle Assessment of the existing protein consumption in Norway

FoodProFuture researcher Erik Svanes (Østfoldforskning) has published a new report on LCA of the existing protein consumption.

According to the report:

«The purpose of the study was to establish a “baseline” against which, other alternative protein foods could be compared. These alternative proteins foods are based on the plant protein sources faba beans, peas and oats as well as residual products from rapeseed and potato.

The intention of this report has been to serve as a point of reference when evaluating environmental impacts of alternative protein sources, in particular different raw materials based on plant proteins. The emphasis has not been on finding life cycle impacts of individual product groups. The uncertainty of the results has not been calculated, but based on findings in many other studies, it is probably high. Thus, it is recommended to use great caution when using the LCA results from this study as a basis for comparison between products.»

The report can be read and downloaded via this link.