Food and beverages
The effect of our nutrition on the environment has increasingly become a matter of public interest in recent years. Food and beverages are a key area of ifeu’s work, so the institute has previously drawn up a large number of life cycle assessments and greenhouse gas / energy balance sheets for a wide range of foodstuffs, beverages, food ingredients, and packaging.
Our studies and our involvement in committees and participation in specialist discussions provide support for decision-makers in politics, business and associations, with the aim of creating a more environmentally friendly and sustainable food industry. For instance, we can make recommendations to optimise production or develop concepts to prevent food waste. We assist companies and associations with environmental assessments and eco-labelling, and we are involved in harmonisation initiatives at national and international level.