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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

23.03.2017 | WFSC

Fast food from fresh products in trend

A recent episode of the SRF news program 10vor10 profiles the “fresh fast food” trend and focuses on the production chain of Coop to go stores. Claudio Beretta, doctoral student in the Ecological Systems Design group of WFSC member Stefanie Hellweg, adds commentary to the interesting news profile. Read more 

13.03.2017 | Dr. Melanie Paschke, ETH Zürich

More biological diversity in agriculture

From the wealth of agricultural biodiversity in Switzerland, only a few old fruit and vegetable types find their way to the major distributors. However, these old crops could help overcome the genetic bottleneck in farming. Read more 

09.03.2017 | WFSC

Exhibit at ETH Zurich: Insects for Food

In an exhibit in the main building of ETH Zurich, the use of insects as food is explored. The opening evening of the exhibit on 03 March featured WFSC member Prof. Alexander Mathys, chair of Sustainable Food Processing at ETH Zurich. Read more 

09.03.2017 | WFSC

IMPROBUCK project featured in Coop Magazine

The project Improving buckwheat as an agronomically attractive crop for healthy food (IMPROBUCK), led by WFSC member Prof. Achim Walter and Dr. Eduardo Pérez, is profiled in a recent edition of the Coop Magazine (Nr. 8/2017). 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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