Sustainable Food

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A sustainable food system requires an interdisciplinary approach, balancing food security and fairness with environmental impacts. At the Copernicus Institute our research addresses the challenges faced by our current food systems.

We study the impact of agriculture on natural resource use, environmental quality and biodiversity, design innovative solutions to sustainability challenges in agriculture and food systems based on ecological, circularity and fairness principles and try to understand how such innovations and supporting policies can trigger a transition towards a sustainable food system. We follow a transdisciplinary approach by involving farmers, consumers, food companies, societal organizations, communities and policymakers in our research projects to ensure high societal impact.


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