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Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories

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Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. / Clune, Stephen John; Crossin, Enda; Verghese, Karli.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 140, No. Part 2, 01.01.2017, p. 766-783.

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Clune, SJ, Crossin, E & Verghese, K 2017, 'Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories' Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 140, no. Part 2, pp. 766-783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082

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Clune, S. J., Crossin, E., & Verghese, K. (2017). Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140(Part 2), 766-783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082

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Clune SJ, Crossin E, Verghese K. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2017 Jan 1;140(Part 2):766-783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082

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Clune, Stephen John ; Crossin, Enda ; Verghese, Karli. / Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2017 ; Vol. 140, No. Part 2. pp. 766-783.

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