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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

20.07.2016 | Dr. Christina Hartmann, ETH Zürich

Insekten essen: Delikat oder ekelhaft?

Westliche Kulturen verbinden Insekten eher mit Gefahr und Verdorbenem statt mit Essbarem – obwohl sie nachhaltige Proteinlieferanten wären. Wie können wir Insekten für Europa kulinarisch attraktiver machen, so dass die Menschen ihren Ekel überwinden? Read more 

08.07.2016 | WFSC

New Call for Proposals Launched

The World Food System Center just launched the new Call for Proposals on the World Food System Grants Platform. Read more 

05.07.2016 | Martin Raaflaub

Zweinutzungsrasse ist im Vorteil

Results from the INDUCE project are highlighted in die grüne . The article reports on the advantage of dual purpose chicken compared to breeds especially for egg or meat production. Read more 

05.07.2016 | Samuel Misteli, Carole Koch

Pioniere im Stall

The Long-Life Cow project of Michael Kreuzer and Florian Grandl is highlighted in the July issue of NZZ Folio on cows. 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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