January 20, 2020
International Congress Berlin
Farm & Food 4.0
January 20, 2020
International Congress Berlin Tickets 2020

Category: Society

05. December 2019

How do genetic engineering and sustainable agriculture fit together? Prof. Urs Niggli, Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick and lecturer at ETH Zurich, believes that genetic engineering offers great opportunities: As a society, we have to talk about the potential of genetic engineering for plant breeding as well as its risks.

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27. November 2019

The online company ag.supply was referred to as the Amazon in the AgTech business. How does a founder see the start-up scene in Germany? Because what has been going on for a long time in other industries is rather unusual for farmers: buying working materials online is not exactly everyday business between stable and field. Even in 2019, the purchase and sale of agricultural products and inputs often still require complex, close personal relationships between farmers and suppliers that go back decades.

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30. October 2019

The nationwide demonstrations by farmers at the end of October provided new food for the debate on the definition of agriculture and its interpretation sovereignty. Who may decide? Who decides what is done? Here and there, in addition to accusations and accusations, forward-looking voices have also been heard. "Our concern is that politicians and responsible NGOs enter into dialogue with us and do not over our heads make decisions that are impracticable or miss the mark," explained the Trebbin Agricultural Cooperative in a statement published in the Favebook network. "(...) The permanent negative mood-make burdens us as people and stirs up anger and frustration in the profession." In an interview with Farm & Food, Dr. Rolf Sommer also calls for the start of a joint dialogue.

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13. August 2019

How can and how must we eat in order to eat healthily and at the same time adapt our consumer behaviour to the drastically changing climatic conditions? What we consume must also be produced. Agriculture and food or fields and plates belong together. Dr Simone Frey, founder of Future of Nutrition, spoke with Farm & Food about romanticizing agriculture and creating better value behind food production.

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18. July 2019

Maintaining and increasing crop yields is not only a desire of agriculture, but also makes an important contribution to species and climate protection, i.e. for all of us. At the beginning of the year, over 18 percent of the Bavarian population signed the petition for a referendum "Save the bees!” – more people voted than at any other referendum in the history of Bavaria.

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20. February 2019

If you want to talk about the digital future in farming and food production, you have to look at the status quo: who does benefit and what do these benefits actually look like? Did past trends fulfill their promises? What do future challenges look like? Question like these made for the first panel at this year's Farm & Food 4.0. We need to talk about things like animal welfare, fertilizer, air pollution etc., but "we are on the wrong track", says Michael Horsch, founder and CEO at HORSCH Maschinen. In his opening statement he mentioned the challenges directed at tomorrow's agriculture.

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