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21.04.2017 | Prof. Achim Walter, ETH Zürich

More variety? Eat buckwheat!

What will it take to make our agroecosystems more diverse and secure? Take buckwheat, for example – an ancient grain-like plant with considerable potential. It's not related to cereals, yet produces storable seeds and can taste anything from deliciously tart to bitter. Read more 

20.04.2017 | WFSC

“Expired” food: directly in the trashcan or still consumable?

In a series entitled Fight against Food Waste, SRF News discusses the amount of food waste from the field to our plate and tips for knowing if “expired” food is still “good.” In an interview, WFSC member Prof. Martin Loessner (Laboratory of Food Microbiology) provides some helpful rules when looking at the “use by” dates on different foods. Read more 

18.04.2017 | WFSC

Small Farms: Stewards of Global Nutrition?

Globally, small and medium farms of less than 50 hectares produce more than half (51-77 percent) of nearly all the foods and nutrients that are most central to our diet. This analysis is from a new article in the The Lancet Planetary Health and highlighted in a new Food Matters report from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. Read more 

12.04.2017 | Wim Thiery, ETH Zürich

The cooling effect of agricultural irrigation

Previously, scientists have suggested that agricultural irrigation affects mean climate in several regions of the world. New evidence now shows that this cooling influence is even more pronounced when it comes to climate extremes. Read more 

06.04.2017 | WFSC

WFSC leads ETH students on “Digitalization in Agriculture” excursion to Swiss startups

WFSC Executive Office member Eduardo Pérez co-led a group of ETH Bachelor students on an excursion to visit the startups of Ecorobotix, based in Yverdon-les-Bains, and Gamaya, based in Lausanne. Each startup demonstrated their innovative technologies, allowing students to see practical digital technologies in action and discourse with the entrepreneurs. Read more 

30.03.2017 | WFSC

WFSC Members highlighted in ETH Foundation Annual Report

A recent ETH news item from the ETH Foundation mentions the two professorships of WFSC members Prof. Alexander Mathys (Sustainable Food Processing) and Prof. Bruno Studer (Molecular Plant Breeding) as milestones in 2016. Read more 

28.03.2017 | WFSC

The WFSC executive office has moved!

The WFSC executive office is now located in ETH Building STE, Stampfenbachstrasse 52/56, 8006 Zurich. A few more stairs away from the ETH main building, but not all that much further. Read more 

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 

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