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Hungernde Kinder in der Drtten Welt

One crisis after the other destroys the livelihood of millions of people. Wars, droughts, floods, plagues of locusts and also COVID-19 have dramatic effects on world hunger.

Sardinen Meeresfrüchte

Scientists at the University of Queensland examined a wide variety of seafood for microplastic contamination. The result is alarming.


­­­­­Plastic waste in the environment is increasingly becoming a burden on ecosystems. The number of plastic packaging used to distribute food, clothing or cosmetics has doubled in two decades.

In der dritten Ausgabe 2020 des TechnikRadar liegt der Schwerpunkt auf dem Thema „Bioökonomie“.

Since 2018, the TechnikRadar of acatech and the Körber Stiftung has been asking what Germans think about technology. In its third edition in 2020, the study focuses on the topic "Bioeconomy".

Meta-Analyse von Insektenbeständen

An analysis of worldwide long-term studies provides insights into the worldwide situation of insects and shows where their protection is most urgent.

Gefüllte Pasta

In order to make food consumption more sustainable, a research team led by the University of Göttingen has investigated the form in which algae are accepted as part of the diet.

Vegetarisches Lebensmittel

This is the result of a study led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The study examined solutions that would enable ten billion people to eat healthy food within the limits of our planet.


Since June 2015, the REFOWAS (REduce FOod WASte) project has been investigating reasons for the generation of food waste along the entire value chain and analyzing  environmental impacts and economic aspects.


According to the "Below The Canopy" analysis conducted by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the 455 populations studied shrank by an average of 53% between 1970 and 2015.

Umsatz Bioökonomie 2016

New figures show sustainable growth of the European bioeconomy. The 18.6 million people employed in the various sectors of the bioeconomy generate a turnover of 2.3 trillion euro. 


In 2015, the international community made a joint commitment to contribute to better economic, ecological and social development by 2030. An interim balance is scheduled for September. 

Kleiderstange mit Kleidung

The textile industry is considered to be one of the most environmentally damaging and resource-intensive sectors of the economy. How can this sector be made more sustainable?

Erster Weltzustandsbericht für Biodiversität in Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

On 22 February 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published the first report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture.


A new study by the nova-Institut investigates the sustainability of biobased raw materials for the chemical industry, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Bremsspuren Stopschild

According to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT), around 330,000 tons of microplastics are released into the environment every year in Germany alone - a good four kilograms per capita.

Getreide Feld

The ‘Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL‘ and ‘IFOAM - Organics International‘ presented the latest edition of the study ‘The World of Organic Agriculture‘ at BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food.

Mit der Gründung nationaler Infostellen soll weltweit die Nutzung nachhaltiger Kunststoffe vorangetrieben werden.

With an annual growth rate of 20.85%, the global market for bioplastics will grow from today's US$17 billion to nearly US$44 billion in 2022 over the next five years. 


The Earth Overshoot Day is the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year.


About 70 years ago, plastic became a mass product. 8.3 billion tons have been produced since then - the majority of which (79%) are stored on landfill sites or in the environment.


A study conducted for the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides a comprehensive inventory regarding the wood pellet industry and the markets of more than 30 countries.

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