Research results, projects and events from Leibniz Institutes of the alliance and other partners: On this page you can find News about sustainable food production and healthy nutrition.
  1. First evidence of rare amino acid in plants–Discovering what makes durian stink
    02/28/2020 · 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 the durian tree. Despite its pungent odor, durian is very popular in Southeast Asia. As the team of scientists has shown, the amino acid plays a key role in the formation of the characteristic durian odor.

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  2. Plant Culture Hall goes on tour – Model container will be presented in Dresden from the end of March
    02/24/2020 · Christian Schafmeister / IPK

    The plant culture hall of the IPK is one of the flagships of the institute. There, growth conditions such as temperature, light and wind can be regulated in a targeted manner. One of the containers in which the plants grow is currently being converted into a model for an exhibition in Dresden.

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  3. Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture: 20 European Research Institutes Undertake an Ambitious Roadmap
    02/24/2020 · Leibniz Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF)

    A strong demand from public authorities, agriculture professionals, and society in general, all over Europe, has spurred collaborative research in order to accelerate the agroecological transition. To face a challenge of this magnitude the joint declaration of intent “Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture” aims to rethink the way research is carried out and develop new common research and experimentation strategies, not just at a national level, but throughout the whole continent.

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  4. Publication by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)
    02/04/2020 · FOLU

    Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

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  5. IGZ and ZALF head the Coordinating Office of the BMBF program “Agricultural Systems of the Future”
    02/04/2020 · ZALF

    Another success for Brandenburg’s non-university research institutes: The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) in Grossbeeren and the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Muencheberg were selected as the central coordinating bodies for “Agricultural Systems of the Future”. This underlines the nationwide competence of both institutions in the field of agricultural and nutrition research. Prof. Monika Schreiner and Dr. Philip Albers are responsible for the office at the IGZ and Senior Researcher Thomas Weith and Ulf Weddige are responsible at ZALF.

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  6. "Protein Paradoxes"- Workshop
    01/16/2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsverbund "Lebensmittel und Ernährung"

    The workshop "The Blue Sector at the Crossroad - Moving Aquaculture Into More Sustainable Waters" took place from 15th to 16th January. The workshop was jointly organized by the IGB and ZMT.

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  7. In Search of Balance
    01/11/2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

    In order to better harmonize agriculture and biodiversity, a new project is developing concepts for the protection of species in European agricultural landscapes.

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  8. FAO launches 2020 as the UN’s International Year of Plant Health
    12/17/2019 · FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020.

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  9. Global food production at risk of simultaneous heat waves across breadbasket regions
    12/10/2019 · PIK

    Certain patterns in the jet stream encircling the Earth can bring simultaneous heatwaves to breadbasket regions responsible for up to a quarter of global food production. Particularly susceptible are Western North America, Western Europe, Western Russia and Ukraine. Extreme weather events of such extent can significantly harm food production and thus make prices soar. In recent years, major food price spikes were associated with social unrest.

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  10. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development ICSD
    10/17/2019 · Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Food and Nutrition’

    Dr. Vera Tekken: 'Crosscutting research for a sustainable food system transformation – a solution-oriented approach'

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  11. New definition of cattle farming
    09/30/2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)

    Cattle farming is caught between global food security, animal welfare and environmental consequences. A new major (BovReg) project of the FBN will provide information that is urgently needed in practice and basic research.

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  12. The global potential of local agriculture in reducing the "food-print"
    08/29/2019 · Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

    From avocados to apples: Producing food closer to cities could help reduce climate emissions

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  13. A new look for the information portal Aquakulturinfo.de
    08/20/2019 · Leibniz-Institute of Feshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Aquakulturinfo.de, the information portal provided by IGB, has set itself the aim of providing objective and research-based information on aquaculture to the public.

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  14. Skipping Meat on Occasion May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes
    07/25/2019 · Deutsches Institut für Ernährungswissenschaften

    The sole restriction of the amino acid methionine prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes

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  15. DAKIS Kick-off Meeting
    06/14/2019 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

    The project “Agricultural System of the Future: DAKIS – Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information System”, coordinated by ZALF, had its kick-off meeting on 14th June in Berlin with 38 participants.

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  16. Press Release: Digitalization in Agriculture
    02/11/2019 · Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition'

    Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food & Nutrition' in German Parliament.

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