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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.12.2022
Soils bring life to settlements
Healthy soils are essential for quality of life: they are the basis for agriculture, for trees, gardens and parks.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2022
Feeding birds in winter
Feeding birds in winter
Many people want to feed their birds in winter. For birds, an extra food source is often welcome. However, to prevent this well-intentioned gesture from backfiring, feeding must be done properly.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 28.11.2022
The seeds have germinated
The seeds have germinated
For the first time, farmers in the Philippines have cultivated Golden Rice on a larger scale and harvested almost 70 tonnes of grains this October.This nearly never-ending story began at ETH Zurich.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.11.2022
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
While the insufficient measures increasingly argue against reaching the 1.5-degree target, we could still achieve it with a rapid reduction in methane emissions, writes Cyril Brunner.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.11.2022
Tilman Kühn takes up professorial chair in Public Health Nutrition
In mid-November, MedUni Vienna and the University of Vienna appointed Tilman Kühn to the dual professorial chair in Public Health Nutrition (§98).

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 23.11.2022
Food security thanks to faeces and waste
Food security thanks to faeces and waste
Together with partners in Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa, researchers are creating circular economies that use processed organic waste and human excreta as fertilizer or animal feed, resulting in higher crop yields and new jobs.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.11.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 10.11.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 09.11.2022
Smashing avocado know-how
Smashing avocado know-how
The biggest industry bottleneck for avocado production could soon be a thing of the past with the signing of a licence agreement between The University of Queensland's commercialisation company UniQue

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.11.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 04.11.2022
How can we feed humanity?
According to United Nations projections, there will be approximately 9.7 billion people on the planet by 2050.

Agronomy / Food Science - Pedagogy - 03.11.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 31.10.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.10.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 25.10.2022
Biotechnology to reduce methane emissions from cattle
Biotechnology to reduce methane emissions from cattle
Methane emissions could be substantially cut through a $7.5-million project to develop slow-release biopolymer technology for cattle containing a gas-reducing bioactive.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.10.2022
Energy, water and food supplies for Rwanda
Energy, water and food supplies for Rwanda
Prathiba Devadas with "TU eMpower Africa" at TUM Sustainability Day Prathiba Devadas is from India, recently earned her Master's degree in "Sustainable Resource Management" at TUM and has already lost her heart to a small country in Africa.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.10.2022

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.10.2022
Virtual cold chains save food
Virtual cold chains save food
Nearly half of all fruit and vegetables produced globally are wasted each year, according to the United Nations.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.10.2022
Wheat is not scarce but expensive
Wheat is not scarce but expensive
Wageningen World The abrupt loss of cheap Ukrainian wheat rocked the world market, hitting poor consumers in Africa particularly hard.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 17.10.2022
Despite commitments, Brazil’s beef sector tainted by purchases from protected lands in Amazon basin
Read this release in Portuguese. Depending on where it's from, your next steak could come with a side of illegal deforestation. That's because despite improvements by meatpackers to keep their supply chains free of cattle grazed on protected or illegally deforested lands, many slaughterhouses in Brazil - the world's top beef exporter - continue to purchase illegally pastured animals on a large scale.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 14.10.2022

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.10.2022
Berry good news
Waterloo-led team tackles food insecurity through sustainable year-round berry production in Canada By Katharine Tuerke Faculty of Science Climate change, armed conflict, economic and political instability and natural disasters can all impact food security.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.10.2022
More clean water for agriculture and horticulture in times of drought
Is it possible to safely use treated wastewater (effluent) from sewage treatment plants (WWTPs) as irrigation water in agriculture and horticulture?

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.10.2022

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - 27.09.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.09.2022
Smallholders at the End of the Supply Chain: Fair Carbon Payments for Carbon Farmers in the Global South
For any food and agriculture supply chain actor with a sustainability target, carbon farming is a promising solution.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.09.2022
On environmental issues, the city-country divide is smaller than often assumed
Header We like to perpetuate the idea of a divide in the attitudes of city dwellers and country people as part of debates on the environment, but it's simply not the reality, explains Thomas Bernauer.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.09.2022
Bringing arsenic-safe drinking water to rural California
According to the Rev. Dennis Hutson, people used to love the taste of Allensworth's water. "People used to say things like, 'Wow, this is the best water I've ever tasted!'" said Hutson, who owns a farm in the small Central Valley community.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2022
'If we buy these imported products, we are co-responsible for the global decline in biodiversity'
’If we buy these imported products, we are co-responsible for the global decline in biodiversity’
What we buy and consume in Europe often has an impact on biodiversity somewhere else in the world. With a Horizon Europe Funding of 600.000 euros, assistant professor Laura Scherer and her team will develop models to look at the impact of global trade in non-food biomass.

Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.09.2022
Research explores tension about manure policy between dairy farmers and government
Wageningen University & Research has conducted a study entitled A conversation about Cows, Nutrient Cycles and Manure that explores the tensions between farmers and the government.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.09.2022
Sustainable livestock farming results from pluralism, regulation and creativity
'Pluralism, diversity, regulation, social responsibility and creativity provide the future solution for sustainable livestock farming.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 13.09.2022
’Less food waste does make a difference’
One out of every three kilogrammes of food in the world is wasted. 'Hence, preventing food waste is equally important for the climate as reducing the consumption of meat', says Toine Timmermans, programme manager of sustainable food chains at WUR.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.09.2022
Food-Waste Free Week on Wageningen Campus
Did you know that one-quarter of all of the food in the Netherlands is never consumed? All that food is cultivated, processed, transported, cooled and heated.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 07.09.2022
Optimized food technologies for nutrition and sustainability
Optimized food technologies for nutrition and sustainability
ETH Zurich is stepping up research and teaching in the field of food technology and nutrition. It is supported in this by the companies Givaudan, Bühler and Nestlé with initial funding of 5 million Swiss francs over six years. This funding includes the creation of a new professorship. Raw foodstuffs are made suitable for consumption or storage through traditional methods such as cooking, drying and fermentation, or modern methods such as pasteurisation, pressure treatment or the use of enzymes.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 06.09.2022
The power of compost - making waste a climate champion
The power of compost - making waste a climate champion
A new way of using compost could boost global crop production and deliver huge benefits to the planet, according to a study co-led by The University of Queensland.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.09.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.09.2022
’Living within the planetary boundaries is humanity’s greatest challenge’
The opening of the academic year on 5 September is themed planetary boundaries. But, what are they? How can you study them, and can you use them in your day-to-day life? Today, episode 4: Sjoukje Heimovaara.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 24.08.2022
Analysis: Sulfuric acid - the resource crisis that could stifle green tech & threaten food security
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) and Dr Simon Day (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) highlight how sulfur, a fossil fuel waste product, is an important industrial chemical and that the shift to renewable energy could affect its supply.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.08.2022
Next generation scientists to tackle plant problems
Next generation scientists to tackle plant problems
The newly launched ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is cultivating the next crop of plant science experts.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 11.08.2022
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
A powerful new crop management tool has been launched today, to enable farmers, businesses, and governments to make more informed decisions about water management, irrigation investments, and climate risks.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 01.08.2022
Building the "Missing Middle" in Africa’s Farming System
Smallholder farmers are the backbone of Agriculture in Africa, and prospects of African transformation are tied to their performance.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 22.07.2022
Whole-of-sector collaboration to tackle challenges facing WA agriculture
Curtin University is part of a new agricultural science collaboration aimed at boosting Western Australia's agricultural research and development capabilities in light of climate change and other challenges facing the industry.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 21.07.2022
Extent of suboptimal vaccination practice in sheep and barriers to training for farmers
New research from the Royal Veterinary College has revealed the large extent of suboptimal vaccination practice in the UK sheep industry and the impact of the lack of awareness of training for farmers. The research also identified the barriers farmers face accessing training. This provides valuable information for the industry to help guide education of vaccination technique.
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