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Valentina Castellani   Dr.  Research or Laboratory Scientist 
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Valentina Castellani published an article in May 2018.
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Romano Silvestri

150 shared publications

Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies; Sapienza University of Rome; Rome Italy

Roberto Carnevale

118 shared publications

Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy

Lorenzo Loffredo

101 shared publications

Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Elena Collina

60 shared publications

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

Francesco Violi

39 shared publications

Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, I Clinica Medica, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Oleuropein, a component of extra virgin olive oil, lowers postprandial glycaemia in healthy subjects Roberto Carnevale, Romano Silvestri, Lorenzo Loffredo, Marta... Published: 02 May 2018
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, doi: 10.1111/bcp.13589
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Glucocorticoids impair platelet thromboxane biosynthesis in community-acquired pneumonia Roberto Cangemi, Roberto Carnevale, Cristina Nocella, Camill... Published: 01 May 2018
Pharmacological Research, doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.03.014
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Article 2 Reads 8 Citations Environmental impacts of food consumption in Europe Giuseppe Tassielli, Pietro Alexander Renzulli, Bruno Notarni... Published: 01 January 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.080
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Highlights•Identification of the 17 most representative products (Basket of products) of European food consumption.•Environmental impacts of the basket of products are assessed through a Life Cycle Assessment from cradel to grave.•Meat and dairy products present the highest contribution of the overall impact of the basket.•Agriculture is the most impacting life cycle stage for almost all the products. AbstractFood consumption is amongst the main drivers of environmental impacts. On one hand, there is the need to fulfil a fundamental human need for nutrition, and on the other hand this poses critical threats to the environment. In order to assess the environmental impact of food consumption, a lifecycle assessment (LCA)-based approach has been applied to a basket of products, selected as being representative of EU consumption. A basket of food products was identified as representative of the average food and beverage consumption in Europe, reflecting the relative importance of the products in terms of mass and economic value. The products in the basket are: pork, beef, poultry, milk, cheese, butter, bread, sugar, sunflower oil, olive oil, potatoes, oranges, apples, mineral water, roasted coffee, beer and pre-prepared meals. For each product in the basket, a highly disaggregated inventory model was developed based on a modular approach, and built using statistical data. The environmental impact of the average food consumption of European citizens was assessed using the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) methodology. The overall results indicate that, for most of the impact categories, the consumed foods with the highest environmental burden are meat products (beef, pork and poultry) and dairy products (cheese, milk and butter). The agricultural phase is the lifecycle stage that has the highest impact of all the foods in the basket, due to the contribution of agronomic and zootechnical activities. Food processing and logistics are the next most important phases in terms of environmental impacts, due to their energy intensity and the related emissions to the atmosphere that occur through the production of heat, steam and electricity and during transport. Regarding the end-of-life phase, human excretion and wastewater treatments pose environmental burdens related to eutrophying substances whose environmental impacts are greater than those of the agriculture, transports and processing phases. Moreover, food losses which occur throughout the whole lifecycle, in terms of agricultural/industrial and domestic food waste, have also to be taken into consideration, since they can amount to up to 60% of the initial weight of the food products. The results of the study go beyond the mere assessment of the potential impacts associated with food consumption, as the overall approach may serve as a baseline for testing eco-innovation scenarios for impact reduction as well as for setting targets.
Article 2 Reads 5 Citations Hotspots analysis and critical interpretation of food life cycle assessment studies for selecting eco-innovation options... Valentina Castellani, Serenella Sala, Lorenzo Benini Published: 01 January 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.05.078
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Assessing eco-innovations in green chemistry: LCA of a cosmetic product with a bio-based ingredient Michela Secchi, Valentina Castellani, Elena Collina, Nadia M... Published: 01 August 2016
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.073
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations A distance-to-target weighting method for Europe 2020 Valentina Castellani, Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala, Rana P... Published: 22 March 2016
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-016-1079-8
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