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A healthy world through sustainable food systems.

The World Food System Center was established at ETH Zurich based on the belief that the real-world solutions needed to tackle the challenges our food system faces require collaboration from global and local stakeholders across the entire food value chain.

In order to do this, we support multi- and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing these challenges through research, education, and outreach activities that contribute to sustainable food security.

Latest News from the WFSC

19.01.2017 | WFSC

BioControl project featured in the Coop Magazine

The research of Anna Greppi, a doctoral student in the Food Biotechnology group of Prof. Christophe Lacroix, is featured in an article in the Coop Magazine this month (Nr.1 /2017). The BioControl project aims to control the spoilage of fresh vegetables using naturally produced reuterin, a potent antimicrobial compound from the food-grade bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri . Read more 

04.01.2017 | Peter Rüegg

Pigeon peas improve soil fertility

By planting pigeon peas alongside maize, African farmers can improve the soil and their own nutritional intake. This was the conclusion of a field trial in Malawi by Gina Garland, an ETH doctoral student. Read more 

22.12.2016 | WFSC

Delivering Food Security on Limited Land: Project News

The WFSC is a partner with the international research project entitled "Delivering Food Security on Limited Land (DEVIL)." The recently published newsletter highlights activities such as presentations and publications since the project kickoff in May 2015. Read more to find out about this unique project! Read more 

22.12.2016 | Peter Rüegg

Global warming disrupts fish stocks

The global catch of fish would largely benefit from achieving the 1.5°C global warming target. This is the conclusion of the study recently published by climate researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of British Columbia in the journal Science . Read more 

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World Food System Conference 2015

The WFSC organized an international conference from June 21-26 to bring together researchers to discuss ways in which they are "Tackling World Food System Challenges." It took place at Monte Verità, the ETH Zurich conference venue in Ascona, Switzerland run by the Congressi Stefano Franscini.

Find information about the program, the presentations, and more

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