Sustainable Food

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A sustainable food system needs to balance food security and fairness with environmental impacts and requires an interdisciplinary approach. The Copernicus Institute is well equipped to address the challenges faced by our current food system.

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 and policy makers in our research projects to ensure a high societal impact.

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