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Life Cycle Assessment of a High-Protein Ramen

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The Center for Sustainable Systems at University of Michigan conducted for Borealis Foods a “cradle to grave” life cycle assessment of Chef Woo (CW) instant ramen noodle, a unique product that supp...

Greenhouse Gas Implications of Future US Diet Scenarios

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Research question: The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is promoting a campaign with a target of 50% reduction in meat and dairy consumption. To support this campaign, CBD is interested in...

Category-Level Product Environmental Footprints of Foods

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Environmental footprinting of foods is at a critical and exciting stage of development: public and corporate interest in the information is at an all-time high, and the quantity and quality of comp...

Dow Fellow Research Support- Shen Qu

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Made possible by The Dow Chemical Company, the University of Michigan’s Dow Sustainability Fellows Program supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are committed to findin...

Life Cycle Assessment of Food Packaging and Waste

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The goal of this LCA is to compare flexible plastic packaging to other packaging materials. This study is being carried out to explore and validate the balance between packaging type, packaging was...

US Fluid Milk beyond Carbon LCA Study

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Context As part of its commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership, Dairy Management Inc. has decided to commission and conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the dairy fluid milk...

Full Life Cycle Costs of Organic versus Conventional Food

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A 2004 study by the Hartman Group found that around two-thirds of Americans at least occasionally consume organic products. In many cases, consumers have been willing to pay significant price premiums...