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. A chance for the old German saddle pig - Greater focus on organic livestock farming
    22.10.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)

    On 10th October 2020, the ecological extension of the experimental pig farm at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Dummerstorf (FBN) was formally opened. The extension was designed according to the guidelines of organic...

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  2. Is modern wheat off the hook?
    22.10.2020 · Leibniz-LSB@TUM

    wheat: What has changed during 120 years of breeding?

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  3. 'Protein Paradoxes'-Workshop: Scenarios for legume protein in European agricultural systems
    01.10.2020 · ZALF

    October 1st and 2nd *Text und Workshop nur auf English* The fifth 'Protein Paradoxes' Workshop is organised by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF).

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  4. Sustainable food protein supply reconciling human and ecosystem health: A Leibniz Position
    23.09.2020 ·

    New publication by scientists of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition".

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  5. Latest IGB Policy Brief: Does sustainable aquaculture in Germany have a future?
    12.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

    Aquaculture – the controlled production of aquatic organisms such as fish, mussels, shrimps or algae – is considered the fastest growing branch of food production worldwide. In contrast, aquaculture in Germany ekes out a niche...

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  6. How Protein Protects against Fatty Liver
    12.08.2020 · German Institut for Human Nutrition (DIfE)

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease in the world, with sometimes life-threatening consequences. A high-protein, calorie-reduced diet can cause the harmful liver fat to melt away – more...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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