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Optimising the Environmental Sustainability of the British Diet


PhD Project Details

Project Leader: Professor Adisa Azapagic

Project Duration: September 2015 - August 2018.

Project Overview

The current British diet results in significant sustainability issues along the supply chain, from agricultural production, processing, packaging, to distribution and waste management. Nevertheless, some foods contribute more to these impacts than others and a change in our diets can make a significant difference. Therefore, the aim of this project is to identify more sustainable diets for the British population. Taking a life cycle approach and applying multi-objective optimisation tools, the project will explore different diet options that minimise environmental impacts and costs to consumers, whilst being socially acceptable, taking into account consumer preferences.

The project is carried out within the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) .