AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       European Association of Agricultural Economists >
          110th Seminar, February 18-22, 2008, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Identifying the Implications of most Warming Foods: A Pilot Analysis
Authors: Hines, Peter
Zokaei, Keivan
Evans, Barry
Beale, Jo
Miele, Mara
Cole, Matthew A.
Authors (Email): Hines, Peter (
Zokaei, Keivan (
Cole, Matthew (
Editors: Fritz, Melanie
Rickert, Ursula
Schiefer, Gerhard
Editors (Email): Fritz, Melanie (
Rickert, Ursula (
Schiefer, Gerhard (
Issue Date: 2008-10
Series/Report no.: proceedings
Abstract: The new found popular interest in sustainable development is highly skewed towards areas that are politically visible, such as transport and in particular the evils of air travel. This situation is mirrored in the academic community with an explosion of articles on sustainable transport (an EBSCO web search yielded 552 academic references to Sustainable Transport while for example Sustainable Livestock only found less than 10% of that number1). Nonetheless, only 14% of GHG’s actually result from transport, with as little as 2% coming from aviation, against 32% resulting from agriculture and land use – a major part of which can be directly attributed to the food chain (Stern, 2006). Moreover within the food system, certain areas such as livestock production are particularly problematic with meat and dairy products contributing more than 50% of the total GHG’s emitted (Kramer et al, 1999). Another recent study in the UK shows that GHG emissions attributable to meat and dairy consumption are about 4 times more than the GHG emissions generated from fruit and vegetable consumption (Garnett, 2007).
Identifiers: ISBN 978-3-932887-96-3
Institution/Association: European Association of Agricultural Economists>110th Seminar, February 18-22, 2008, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria
Total Pages: 6
From Page: 3
To Page: 8
Collections:110th Seminar, February 18-22, 2008, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.



Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: