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17.05.2017 | WFSC

New publication from ZOMM project

A new publication in Science of the Total Environment from the group of WFSC members Prof. Rainer Schulin, Soil Protection, and Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, Plant Nutrition, investigated methods to increase the amount of zinc in wheat grains. Read more 

17.05.2017 | WFSC

200 tons food waste in Switzerland per day

Must that be? A recent episode of the SNF 1 program Einstein highlights current research into food waste. Dr. Christina Hartmann, a postdoctoral researcher in the Consumer Behavior group of WFSC member Prof. Michael Siegrist, provides insights from their study on what food consumers find “disgusting.” Read more 

16.05.2017 | WFSC

How can we feed the world?

In a recent Schweiz am Wochenende edition, WFSC Chair Prof. Nina Buchmann responded to the reader question: How can we feed the future population of 9 to 10 billion people without further impacting our climate? Read more 

16.05.2017 | WFSC

Palm oil can be more biodiversity-friendly

A recent NZZ am Sonntag article focuses on the complex consequences of intense palm oil production in rainforests area, such as Malaysia, and features the research of postdoctoral researcher Dr. Natalia Ocampo-Penuela from the Ecosystem Management group of WFSC member Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul. Read more 

11.05.2017 | WFSC

Our food system needs you

The WFSC, together with the Yamsys Project and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire, is pleased to announce the call for applications for the World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition,” which will be held from 27 January - 10 February 2018 in Côte d'Ivoire. Applications must to be submitted online by Monday 03 July 2017. Read more 

11.05.2017 | WFSC

nano features the Sustainable Food Processing group

The research of the Sustainable Food Processing group of WFSC member Prof. Alexander Mathys was featured in a recent episode the science program nano on the German station 3sat. Mathys also joined in a multifaceted discussion on the topic of insects as a food source on SRF1 show Der Club . Read more 

09.05.2017 | WFSC

The climatic causes of famine in Africa

A recent report on the Swiss Radio station SRF 2 KULTUR highlighted the climatic and man-made causes of the hunger catastrophe in Africa. WFSC member Prof. Sonia Seneviratne, Land-Climate Dynamics, lends insight into the challenges of predicting the effects of global warming on drought. Read more 

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 

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