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Svensk matkonsumtion och dess påverkan på ekosystemtjänster: Hur svenskens påverkan på ekosystemtjänster genom matkonsumtion förändrats sedan 1960-talet
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
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2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Swedish food consumption and its impact on ecosystem services : How the impact on ecosystem services from Swedish food consumption has changed since the 1960s (English)
Abstract [en]

Due to an increasing global population and changes in diets the impact of food consumption on the world’s ecosystems and their services has become more significant. The purpose of this project has been to investigate how the impact on ecosystem services from Swedish food consumption has changed over time and if this development is sustainable or not. A quantitative assessment of six different environmental impact factors has been carried out for each food category. The project clarifies how Swedish food consumption has developed since the 1960s, the origin of the food that has been consumed, which processes that affect the environment as well as the consequences from these impacts. The result showed that Swedish food consumption has increased considering quantity, that the consumption pattern has changed, and that the import of goods has increased since the 1960s. The average Swede eats more animal-based products such as meat, cheese and cream, along with more vegetable-based products such as fruit and berries, and vegetables. Instead, products such as milk and soured based products has decreased, while products made from flour and grains has stayed unchanged. The project shows that animal-based products, especially from ruminant animals, has a significantly higher ecological footprint in comparison with vegetable-based products, concerning most of the categories mentioned above. Considering that the swedes eat more animal-based products today than in the 1960sthefollowing conclusion, that the Swedish impact on ecosystem services has increased since the 1960s even though food production has become more efficient, could be drawn.

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2019. , p. 201
Keywords [en]
Acidification, ecosystem services, environmental impact, equivalents, eutrophication, sustainability, Swedish food consumption, water use.
Keywords [sv]
Ekosystemtjänster, ekvivalenter, eutrofiering, försurning, hållbarhet, klimatpåverkan, livsmedelskonsumtion, vattenanvändning.
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Other Environmental Biotechnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-157671ISRN: LITH-IFM-G-EX—19/3709--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-157671DiVA, id: diva2:1326984
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Industrial Management
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Available from: 2019-07-09 Created: 2019-06-18 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved

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