Databases and datasets
Reliable and qualitative environmental data
Our work at Blonk revolves around reliable, qualitative environmental data used in our consultancy work. We also share datasets with experts in the agri-food sector or academic community.
As a researcher, product developer, consultant, or sustainability expert, you can now access our datasets to ensure your project relies on sound, recognized data.
Discover our datasets below.
Overview of Blonk's databases and datasets
Food Consumption Impact Datasets
The production and consumption of food products impact the environment relating to climate change, water use, and land use. Consumer awareness of the sustainability of food consumption patterns is increasing. However, it is still challenging to grasp the environmental impact of food products purchased in the supermarket. At Blonk, we have collected numerous insights and datasets of the impact of these consumer food products. Products included are, for example, apples, carrots, wholemeal bread, mustard, prepared mixed salad, ready-to-eat soups, sunflower oil, yogurt, and meat burgers. Our Food consumption impact datasets open up a range of opportunities for companies and organizations striving for a more sustainable world.
The GFLI - the Global Feed LCA Institute - is an independent animal nutrition and food industry institute with the purpose of developing a publicly available Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) database. Their freely available database contains high quality datasets for animal feed ingredients. The GFLI database is the main international source of LCA information on animal feed production and contribute to making the sector more sustainable.
The GFLI database contains environmental impact data of raw feed materials, available from different geographical areas. Included are regional, sectoral and branded data. Regional data is primarily based on our LCA database Agri-footprint. Sectoral and branded data are added at every update, continuously improving and expanding the database to stimulate improvement of the feed industry's environmental performance.
Agri-footprint Branded Data Add-ons
Agri-footprint branded data are brand-specific add-ons to the Agri-footprint database. While Agri-footprint also contains a wide range of general data on agricultural commodities, branded data is company or brand-specific life cycle impact data. This branded data, disclosed by companies themselves and calculated based on primary data, helps companies make their products' environmental performance visible and share it with stakeholders.
LUC Impact Dataset
Deforestation is one of the major issues facing the global agriculture production system, with as much 8% of global CO2 emissions being attributable to land use change. A well-known example is deforestation for the cultivation of crops such as soybean and oil palm.
A big challenge for Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) researchers is to translate this impact of land use change to specific crops from specific countries while little primary data is available. Our ‘LUC Impact Tool’ is specifically designed to address this challenge.
LUC Impact is an Excel tool which provides a predefined way of calculating GHG emissions from LUC. The LUC Impact dataset includes all possible crop-country combinations from the ‘country known; previous land use unknown’ functionality of the tool.
Advancing sustainability in the agri-food sector requires accurate and precise information. Blonk developed the Agri-footprint database to provide a thorough and consistent life cycle inventory (LCI) database for the agriculture and food sector. The database is widely used and implemented by the food industry, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) community, the scientific community, and governments worldwide.
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Meike van de Wouw
Please contact Meike if you want more information on our databases and the license options.