Sound & independent advice

Mérieux NutriSciences | Blonk is an international leader in environmental and sustainability research in the agri-food sector, with 20+ years of experience.

Our work is always based on quantitative analyses and independent data, integrating a life cycle thinking approach encompassing the whole value chain. This approach generates comprehensible and transparent results that will be of most value in giving shape to sustainability. Our team delivers clear and practical advice based on sound, independent research in close cooperation with you.

Tailored to your needs

Whether you work for a business, government, sector organization, or non-profit organization, our approach will always suit your and your organization's needs. As such, we offer you tailored research, advice, and software and data solutions.

What do we bring you?

Actionable footprint management

Implementing environmental footprint management into your organization and making it actionable for you, paving the way to a sustainable and healthy planet

Enable and empower you 

Enabling you to understand and improve environmental performance and empowering your decision support and innovation strategies

Sustainability starts with understanding the facts

We believe that transparent and honest information will be of most value to your business or organization

Examples of our work

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Critically reviewed Life Cycle Assessment studies of Oatly products and comparison with cow’s dairy products

Over the past year, our team has dedicated efforts to conduct a series of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies for Oatly, the global leader in oat-based drinks. Through critically reviewed studies, we have compared the environmental footprint of various Oatly products with their cow’s dairy counterparts.

This article gives an overview of the studies and provides access to the accompanying reports.

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“The Plate of Change” for healthy and sustainable diets in Central Europe

Blonk supported WWF Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with diet modelling techniques and environmental data to develop win-win eating patterns that meet national nutritional requirements and reduce environmental footprints of diets for adults in Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary in 2030, while respecting cultural dietary habits. There is no one-fits-all solution to healthy and sustainable diets. In this research, we used diet optimization to gain insight into the dietary changes needed on a population level to achieve healthy and sustainable diets, mitigating any possible incompatibilities among the health, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of the diet.

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GRSB launches harmonized Carbon Footprint Guideline

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) recently launched the GRSB Carbon Footprint Guideline, which will help sector-wide and global consistency in carbon footprint calculations for beef cattle production. Blonk advised on and developed the methodological approach and drafted the guideline in close collaboration with the GRSB Climate Science Committee.

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Donau Soja discloses environmental data of soybeans

Donau Soja is keen to disclose their environmental impact data to facilitate a rapid transition to more sustainable European protein value chains. Therefore, Blonk Consultants conducted a Life Cycle Assessment of Donau Soja / Europe Soya certified soybeans from four different countries: Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Romania. The LCA datasets are now available as Agri-footprint Branded Data Add-ons and can be downloaded for free from the Blonk Tool Portal.

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A dietary pattern that is healthy for both Belgians and the planet

WWF launched the European Eat4Change project to make young Europeans aware of ways to develop and adopt a healthier and more sustainable diet. Our current food system has a substantial environmental impact. With Eat4Change, WWF wants to make food production more sustainable, combat biodiversity loss and tackle the climate crisis. As part of this European project, on behalf of WWF Belgium, we analyzed which products fit into a sustainable and healthy diet for a family of four. We did so using our Optimeal software tool. The results also show that a sustainable and healthy diet is cheaper than the average Belgian's current dietary pattern.

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