Elin Röös is a civil engineer who changed careers and became one of Sweden’s leading researchers on the climate impact of food. Today, Elin is a senior lecturer and researcher at SLU in the area of sustainable food production and sustainable land use.
She does research on and teach about sustainable food production and sustainable land use from many different angles. These include to assess the environmental impact of different foods using life cycle assessment (LCA), to calculate the climate impact and land use associated with different types of diets and comparing environmental impacts of different farming and food systems. Elin also works in many interdisciplinary projects where they look at the economic and information policy instruments for more sustainable dietary patterns and how more sustainable and healthy food ingredients can be produced and processed.