Baltic environment, food and health:
from habits to awareness.

Overview of the project

This project contributes to food-environmental awareness and risk alertness by basic tools:

  • food LCA,
  • contaminant database,
  • carbon footprint,
  • risk indices,
  • indices of environmental and overall sustainability.


The tools have been built by the partners and used as link between protection of the Baltic Sea and the food shed and safety and sustainability of our regional food.


A comprehensive approach of this project will be pursued by combining knowledge intensive tolls and consultative expertise, to outreach the challenges of implementing results of LCA and the previously mentioned indices into practice and to lead to collective know-how, individual and community accountability and best practices in public food-environmental cooperation.


The final aim is to build up a culture for environmentally aware and risk alert food strategy for the mutual Estonian, Finnish ja Latvian food shed around Central Baltic Sea, which in the project after life, emerges as a future competitive edge for the programme area.


Focuses are data regeneration, building up metadata, databanks and a modelling tools for steering the food choices, transfer knowledge and provide information for wide range of people.


Our results includes:

  • mapping the baseline situation and factors influencing food;
  • mapping critical points, constraints and bottlenecks;
  • data regeneration;
  • planning of data matrices, paths to databases;
  • modelling choice tools and assessment of the process by knowledge transfer and collective planning through workshops and exhibition;
  • follow up and analysis of a success.


In our feasibility study we attempt to answer to the questions:

  • what are volumes of food produced and consumed in the area;
  • which are the important food material flows for food system sustainability and environmentally based risks;
  • which are the key groups of consumers under this risk.


In addition the results include the consumer awareness report, the mutual database and the paths to the database, the food choice model, awarding process, response report and impact scenario report, communication strategy, collective learning process, seminars for marketing the FOODWEB database, consumer awareness assessment study and follow up, Facebook site for strategic discussion, material for collective education, exhibition and success report.

Overview of the project