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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

26.05.2016 | WFSC

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas published

WFSC Member Johan Six and colleagues have published the first ever "Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas”. Read more 

23.05.2016 | Peter Rüegg

A peachy defence system for seeds

ETH chemists are developing a new coating method to protect seeds from being eaten by insects. In doing so, they have drawn inspiration from the humble peach and a few of its peers. Read more 

18.05.2016 | Felix Straumann

Gentech ohne Freisetzungsversuche

The Crispr/Cas method is currently debated controversially. In a Tages Anzeiger article, WFSC Member Wilhelm Gruissem explains the concept and where he sees it in the spectrum of modern breeding techniques. Read more 

14.05.2016 | Raphael Bühlmann

Gefahr: Digitale Welt überrollt Bauern

WFSC Member Achim Walter talked with the farmer's newspaper Schweizer Bauer about the challenges of digitalization for agriculture. 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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