Bæredygtig fødevareproduktion: Sustainable Food Production

Lena Juul Palsdorf

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The report looks into the livestock sector and the impact it has on the climate. It aims to uncover how to get a sustainable food supply for the future generations.
It looks into the different environmental problems the sector causes and how big the use of natural ressources is; it does this by uncovering the use of land and water, and the greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore it looks into the amount of meat that is consumed around the world, and how the growth in the human population will affect the demand and production of meat in the future. In looking for a sustainable food supply the report also look into the possibility of edible insects as part of the solution.
The report accounts for ‘Our Common Future’, also known as the Brundtland report, and uses it as a tool to analyze whether the current food production is acting sustainably or not, and if edible insects are a feasible solution in dealing with the agricultural effects on the climate. Most of the empirical data used are from the ‘Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’, which has made reports on the livestock sector’s environmental impact, and the benefits of edible insects. It will also include a discussion on the importance of political involvement in changing the current development in the livestock sector and its involvement in getting insects on the political agenda.
The conclusion is that there needs to be a change in the current production and development, the change does not have one simple solution but must involve all states an political institutions in reducing emissions by lowering meat production and consumption, while also improving the current production and introducing insects or other alternatives to meat to the public.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 jan. 2016
VejledereErling Jelsøe


  • spiselige insekter
  • FAO
  • kødproduktion
  • kødforbrug
  • alternativ protein
  • bæredygtig fødevareproduktion
  • Brundtland
  • husdyrsproduktion