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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.


New Research Grants Awarded

1.6 million CHF awarded to five new projects through the World Food System Grants Platform. Read more here.

Latest News from the WFSC

27.04.2017 | WFSC

Prof. Alexander Mathys in Focus

The complexity of the food value chain of insects and algae came into focus at an ETH Alumni event on 25 April featuring WFSC member Prof. Mathys, Sustainable Food Processing, and doctoral student Lukas Böcker. Also, the doors to the research laboratory of the group were opened for an ETH Student Association (VSETH) Polykum magazine article. Read more 

26.04.2017 | WFSC

Travels with apples

The fruit-shaped sensor used to monitor temperature during transport, developed in the group of WFSC member Dr. Thijs Defreaye at Empa, was recently featured on BBC News online. Read more 

26.04.2017 | Inken De Wit

The multitasker

Developing new things together and effecting change – that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning. The mechanical engineer manages to juggle his doctoral thesis with a startup and a project to optimise the production of walnut oil for people in Nepal. Read more 

25.04.2017 | WFSC

New publication from HERC project

A new publication in Agronomy from the groups of WFSC members Prof. Bruno Studer, Molecular Plant Breeding, and Prof. Samuel Zeeman, Plant Biochemistry, adds to knowledge required for breeders to develop a high-energy clover variety for sustainable ruminant livestock production. 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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