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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.06.2021
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
The level of self-sufficiency indicates the extent to which agricultural performance ensures food security.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.06.2021
More sustainability on farmland
More sustainability on farmland
Agriculture has significant impacts on the environment, nature, soils and biodiversity. Figures published by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2018 showed that more than 50 percent of the land is used for agriculture.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2021
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
As the world marks Africa Day, the University celebrates its existing partnerships across the continent and looks forward to further collaboration as a key strategic aim for the future.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Insuring crops from space
Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger. Climate change is increasing drought risk to many areas. Droughts already cause massive yield losses on a regular basis, and coping with this risk is becoming increasingly important to farmers.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.04.2021
Food Consumption during Covid-19: regional and sustainable please!
Food Consumption during Covid-19: regional and sustainable please!
Göttingen University researchers survey German consumers on shopping, eating and cooking behaviour For the third time during the pandemic, researchers at the University of Göttingen have surveyed consumers in Germany.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.04.2021
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
A research and innovation project at the University of Bern aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using digitally supported agricultural extension services.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.04.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2021
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature .

Agronomy / Food Science - 31.03.2021
Every bunny counts
Every bunny counts
Many cocoa farmers live in poverty - yet the fairly traded chocolate bunny often stays on the shelves.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 26.03.2021
A safe, sustainable future for agriculture
A safe, sustainable future for agriculture
Agriculture has entered a new era where advanced, multidisciplinary sciences are harnessed to meet consumer demands for safe, ethically and sustainably produced foods, according to the incoming director of a key research institute.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.03.2021
Aquaculture’s promise and peril
Twenty years ago, a Stanford-led analysis sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming's damage to ocean fisheries. Now a follow-up study takes stock of the industry's progress and points to opportunities for sustainable growth. By Catherine Arnold Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Despite aquaculture's potential to feed a growing world population while relieving pressure on badly depleted oceans, the industry has been plagued by questions about its environmental impacts.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.03.2021
Happy Birthday, Sendung mit der Maus!
Happy Birthday, Sendung mit der Maus!
Celebrating 50th anniversary with TUM-Hyperloop in birthday show It's the mouse's birthday - and at TUM we're celebrating #mitderMaus, too! We wish the popular TV program "Sendung mit der Maus" (WDR) all the best for its 50th birthday anniversary on March 7.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2021
U-M Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program awards $1.75M in grants to seven research projects
The Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program at the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded research grants to seven projects aimed at reducing net carbon emissions.

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.02.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.02.2021
Feeding Leeds: A fair and self-sustaining food system for the city
Feeding Leeds: A fair and self-sustaining food system for the city
A bold vision for feeding the population of Leeds would transform the city into a far more food secure, fair and sustainable place to live.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.01.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.01.2021
More Root Carbon in Extensive Cultivation Systems - the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Is Optimised
Soils possess great potential for sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere in the form of carbon, and thus for mitigating global warming.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.12.2020

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.12.2020
We’ve got a lot on our plate
There is little to suggest we'll be eating less meat any time soon. In the last post of 2020, Lukas Fesenfeld explains why a sustainable food supply system is still possible. Christmas is just around the corner, along with a string of festive meals - though probably on a smaller scale this year. I promise, I don't want to deny you your Christmas roast! However, the end of the year is a good opportunity to reflect on some fundamental questions and to become aware of one's own attitudes.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.12.2020
Green Revolution Saved Over 100 Million Infant Lives in Developing World, Yet Could Go Further
Increased global agricultural production had large and positive effects on child health New research from the University of California San Diego shows that since modern crop varieties were introduced in the developing world starting in 1961, they have substantially reduced infant mortality, especially for male babies and among poor households.

Agronomy / Food Science - 16.12.2020

Campus - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.12.2020
Warning labels help reduce sugary drink intake among college students
Placing warning labels on beverage dispensers might be enough to help college students cut back on sugary drinks, according to a new study.

Agronomy / Food Science - 18.11.2020

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.10.2020
Pandemic exposed weakness in ensuring healthy food access in child care
FACULTY Q&A When child care programs across the country closed due to COVID, millions of children lost access to the healthy food they had been receiving through the federal Child and Adult Care

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 29.10.2020
Waiter there’s a (black soldier) fly in my soup
It may seem a little hard to swallow but the larvae of a waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans, according to a University of Queensland scientist.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2020

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.10.2020

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2020
The quest for a holistic pesticide policy
Bans and simple measures alone won't solve the problems in plant protection. Robert Finger presses for a comprehensive pesticide policy.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.10.2020
Why laughing gas is a growing climate problem
Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," is the most important greenhouse gas after methane and carbon dioxide and the biggest human-related threat to the ozone layer.

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2020
New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge
New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge
A new Centre in Cambridge, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers' yields worldwide, was launched today.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2020

Campus - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.09.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 10.09.2020

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.09.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 31.08.2020
Disability disparities may be explained by obesity, smoking, physical labor
Excess body mass, smoking and manual labor explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the United States, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 26.08.2020
UChicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering to partner in $20 million institute for farming with AI
The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program has announced the formation of a new institute to accelerate artificial intelligence research and agricultural innovation.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.08.2020
Göttingen professors share their expert opinions on more sustainable nutrition
Göttingen professors share their expert opinions on more sustainable nutrition
Germany's Scientific Advisory Board for Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection (WBAE) submits recommendations to the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Germany's Scientific Ad

Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2020
"Ticino a te", bringing local produce closer to you also thanks to USI
The Osservatorio dello sviluppo territoriale (OST) (Observatory of Territorial Development), based at USI Academy of Architecture, has developed, in collaboration with Centro di Competenze Agroalimen

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.07.2020
Changes in farming urgent to rescue biodiversity
Over 360 scientists from 42 countries - led by the University of Göttingen and Westlake University China - call for transition of food production systems to agroecological principles. Humans depend on farming for their very survival but this activity takes up more than one third of the world's landmass and endangers 62% of all threatened species globally.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.07.2020
Methane emissions climb
Methane emissions climb
The pandemic has tugged carbon emissions down, temporarily. But levels of the powerful heat-trapping gas methane continue to climb, dragging the world further away from a path that skirts the worst effects of global warming.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 13.07.2020
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