DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.11.005
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Roberto Schroeder, Luís Kluwe Aguiar, Richard Baines

Abstract: All human activities, including food production, are potentially sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. In order to provide a better understanding of how to mitigate the GHG emissions, an inventory based on different beef supply chains in the United Kingdom and in Brazil was carried out. The carbon footprint of the beef systems was calculated based on the life cycle assessment methodology. Total emissions per kg of bone-free meat were calculated at being 33.85, 33.99 and 45.17 kg of CO 2 e-100/kg for UK …

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