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Figure Decoupling of nutrients emission in water from gross value added in food industry in Europe between 2004 and 2009
The chart displays changes in emission of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) from food industry in water (expressed in kg of nutrients (P) equivalents) , and in production of food industry (expressed as the gross value added GVA, in millions Euro) in Europe between 2004 and 2009. See Methodology section for more details.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Food security and environmental impacts
The CAP reform needs to tackle two key challenges simultaneously: ‘greening’ the agriculture sector (reducing agriculture's environmental impacts) and ensuring food security.
Located in Environmental topics Agriculture Greening agricultural policy
Article Health in a changing climate
In August 2007, local health authorities in Italy detected a high number of cases of an unusual illness in Castiglione di Cervia and Castiglione di Ravenna, two small villages divided by a river. Almost 200 people were affected and one elderly man died (Angelini et al., 2007).
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2011 Articles
SOER Key fact Three areas represent three quarters of household consumption impacts
Just three areas are estimated to be responsible for approximately three quarters of the environmental impacts from household consumption. These areas are eating and drinking; housing and infrastructure; and mobility.
Located in News European consumption still highly unsustainable, despite efficiency gains Key facts
File Food consumption patterns
(Transcription of audio on video) Industrialised countries have made significant improvements to their energy and resource efficiency, but some of the gain has been offset by more widespread consumption. Some of this is to do with our food production. It takes approximately 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of wheat, over two and a half times that to produce 1 kg of eggs, and a massive 13 and a half times that amount of water to produce 1 kg of beef. If the entire global population were to adopt a western-style diet, about 75% more water would be needed for food production. Source: SOER 2005
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
Daviz Visualization EU production of cereals
Trend lines graphs for cereal production (100 million tonnes), yield (tonnes/ha.) and area harvested (10 million hectares)
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Daviz Visualization Decoupling of heavy metals emission in water from gross value added in metal industry
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Daviz Visualization Heavy metals emission intensity of metal industry
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Daviz Visualization Decoupling of nutrients emission in water from gross value added in food industry
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Publication Consumption and the environment — 2012 update
Update to the European Environment State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010) thematic assessment
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