ENVIRON 338S. Introduction to Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Applications to Food Systems – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

ENVIRON 338S. Introduction to Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Applications to Food Systems

Introduces fundamental concepts and methods to conduct Environmental Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to identify magnitude, type, and location of environmental impacts by food production from input for crops to the disposal of the final products. Discuss the Economic-Input Output LCA (EIO-LCA). Emphasis in understanding and estimation of the environmental impacts associated to the production, transportation, storage, and waste of food for human consumption, paying special attention to the water and energy use associated to these processes.  Instructor: Patino Echeverri.  1 unit.