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27.11.2021

Focus on what is feasible

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Framing the big picture

06.11.2021

Framing the big picture

Climate change also affects agriculture and the entire food production process. The food chain both contributes to climate change and is affected by it.

From the principle of hope to the principle of import (content in German)

16.10.2021

From the principle of hope to the principle of import (content in German)

2021 is a catastrophic agricultural year in many areas in Switzerland. The crop failures are severe and so is the associated waste of resources. A lot of work has been done, energy and resources used, the soil tended and the crops nurtured, but all too often the efforts have not paid off.

And yet it moves! (content in German)

30.09.2021

And yet it moves! (content in German)

A survey commissioned by swiss-food showed clear majorities in favour of the new precision breeding methods if they are seen as beneficial for the environment or health. The population is moving. Now the politicians have to follow.

Limping sustainability harms the environment (content in German)

01.09.2021

Limping sustainability harms the environment (content in German)

In the media discussion about sustainability in Switzerland, one sometimes gets the impression that sustainability is only on the environmental leg. It is only about banning chemicals from life and returning to nature. The effects on the social and economic pillars are generously suppressed in this limping sustainability.

Healthy food for all (content in German)

14.08.2021

Healthy food for all (content in German)

In order to feed the growing world population in a balanced and sufficient way, the production of fruits and vegetables must be drastically increased. In a nutshell: vegetables and fruits are needed for everyone. For this, modern technologies such as plant breeding, plant protection, but also digitalisation are indispensable.

Enabling solutions instead of sitting out problems (content in German)

07.07.2021

Enabling solutions instead of sitting out problems (content in German)

In fact, we need an open, fact-based technology discussion. Comprehensive sustainability is based on a careful, ideology-free evaluation of opportunities and risks - and the will to tackle problems instead of sitting them out.

Decision for productive and resource-saving agriculture (content in German)

19.06.2021

Decision for productive and resource-saving agriculture (content in German)

Overall, the clear rejection of the two initiatives is a clear vote for productive, resource-efficient agriculture and against bans on technology and thinking. Ultimately, only productive agriculture can be sustainable. It uses all resources (including energy, labour and finances) carefully.

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