Short video on the “Sustainable Development Goals“

In a 2-minute video, the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP for short – demonstrates in an understandable and interesting way what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all about and why they are so important for the future of the planet.

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Earth Day

Only available in German...

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Unpredictability of GM maize

Many people feel uneasy about genetically-modified (GM) plants growing in our fields. Do we really know the risks involved? Can we gauge the long-term effects of such plants on our food chain? How exactly do the modified genes interact with crops? A study published recently in the PlosOne journal has shown that these and many other questions on the safety of GM crops are extremely valid.

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“Organics – must be more assertive”

“Food is far too cheap in Switzerland, so it’s not surprising that our appreciation of it continues to decline,” said Hans Herren at the recent delegate assembly of Bio Suisse.

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Hans Herren speaks at Congressional Briefing, “Agroecology: The Future of Food Security and Solutions to Global Hunger”

To date, the United States government has not given the terms “right to food” and “agro-ecology” the weight they deserve. For example, rather than promote agro-ecological practices, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), tends to support market-oriented solutions, such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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