The Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' (LRA FN) is devoted to solving questions in the context of food production and healthy nutrition, with a strong emphasis on transdisciplinarity and sustainability. We are combining the expertise of 14 Leibniz Institutes with the highest level of scientific competence in agricultural, food and nutrition research.
  1. Preserving crop diversity
    05.06.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Today, there are more than 1,750 gene banks worldwide. In order to unlock their potential, a project aims to integrate the seed depots into an activated digital network.

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  2. Vegetables meet Fish
    05.06.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Aquaponics may have both environmental and cost benefits – if produced according to good agricultural practice and under suitable conditions.

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  3. From artificial meat to fine-tuning photosynthesis: Food System Innovation – and how to get there
    20.05.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Food production has always shaped the lives of humans and the surface of the Earth. Be it plough or refrigerator, time and again innovations have transformed the ways we grow, process, and consume food over the last millennia....

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  4. Summary of preliminary Data about Obesity and Severity of COVID-19
    04.05.2020 · German Center for Diabetes Research

    In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology “Comment” authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health call for more research about the...

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  5. Dual-purpose chicken, insect food and phosphorus efficiency - what is the state of research?
    25.03.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie - FBN

    German Association for Poultry Science meets in Rostock. The demand for and the manufacture of products from poultry farming has been rising constantly for years; the consumption of approx. 220 eggs and 20 kg of poultry meat per...

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  6. ZMT Newsletter 2020
    25.03.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    This time, the ZMT newsletter deals with the use and protection of aquatic resources, one of the four scientific programme areas of ZMT.

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  7. Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible
    25.03.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - PIK

    20/01/2020 - Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress. But as world population continues to grow, can that last?

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  8. First evidence of rare amino acid in plants–Discovering what makes durian stink
    28.02.2020 · TUM@LSB

    Researchers at the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM) have confirmed the presence of the rare amino acid ethionine in a plant – or more precisely, in the fruit of...

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