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Environmental assessment of organic soybean (Glycine max.) imported from China to Denmark: a case study

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Environmental assessment of organic soybean (Glycine max.) imported from China to Denmark : a case study. / Knudsen, Marie Trydeman; Yu-Hui, Qiao; Halberg, Niels.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 18, No. 14, 2010, p. 1431-1439.

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title = "Environmental assessment of organic soybean (Glycine max.) imported from China to Denmark: a case study",
abstract = "Growing global trade with organic products has increased the demand for environmental impact assessments during both production and transport. Environmental hotspots of organic soybeans produced in China and imported to Denmark were identified in a case study using a life cycle assessment approach. Furthermore, environmental impacts of organic and conventional soybeans at farm gate were compared in the case study. The total global warming potential (GWP) per ton organic soybeans imported to Denmark revealed that 51% came from transportation and 35% from the farm level. Comparing organic and conventional soybean at farm gate showed that GWP, non-renewable energy use, acidification and eutrophication was lower per ton organic soybeans, whereas land use was slightly higher.",
author = "Knudsen, {Marie Trydeman} and Qiao Yu-Hui and Niels Halberg",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.05.022",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "1431--1439",
journal = "Journal of Cleaner Production",
issn = "0959-6526",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "14",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Environmental assessment of organic soybean (Glycine max.) imported from China to Denmark

T2 - a case study

AU - Knudsen, Marie Trydeman

AU - Yu-Hui, Qiao

AU - Halberg, Niels

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Growing global trade with organic products has increased the demand for environmental impact assessments during both production and transport. Environmental hotspots of organic soybeans produced in China and imported to Denmark were identified in a case study using a life cycle assessment approach. Furthermore, environmental impacts of organic and conventional soybeans at farm gate were compared in the case study. The total global warming potential (GWP) per ton organic soybeans imported to Denmark revealed that 51% came from transportation and 35% from the farm level. Comparing organic and conventional soybean at farm gate showed that GWP, non-renewable energy use, acidification and eutrophication was lower per ton organic soybeans, whereas land use was slightly higher.

AB - Growing global trade with organic products has increased the demand for environmental impact assessments during both production and transport. Environmental hotspots of organic soybeans produced in China and imported to Denmark were identified in a case study using a life cycle assessment approach. Furthermore, environmental impacts of organic and conventional soybeans at farm gate were compared in the case study. The total global warming potential (GWP) per ton organic soybeans imported to Denmark revealed that 51% came from transportation and 35% from the farm level. Comparing organic and conventional soybean at farm gate showed that GWP, non-renewable energy use, acidification and eutrophication was lower per ton organic soybeans, whereas land use was slightly higher.

U2 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.05.022

DO - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.05.022

M3 - Journal article

VL - 18

SP - 1431

EP - 1439

JO - Journal of Cleaner Production

JF - Journal of Cleaner Production

SN - 0959-6526

IS - 14

ER -