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June 13, 2019

Report of The Economist Intelligence Unit published: "Fixing Food 2018" 

The report investigates best practices in food sustainability across the world. It covers sustainable agriculture, nutritional challenges, and food loss and waste according to the Food Sustainability Index (FSI) developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, as a framework.

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June 13, 2019

Annual Report 2018 of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) published

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The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) is dedicated to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), laid out by the United Nations.

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June 12, 2019

New book on "Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India“ published

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The book explores the opportunities and challenges to achieving a nutrition-secure future through more diversified production systems, improved health and hygiene, and greater individual access to balanced diets. The authors bring together the latest data and scientific evidence to map out the current state of Indian food systems.

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May 29, 2019

New JPI HDHL Implementation Plan for 2019-202 published

The Joint Programming Initiative A HEALTHY DIET FOR A HEALTHY LIFE aims to provide a holistic approach to develop and implement a research programme to understand the interplay of factors known to directly affect diet related diseases, discover new relevant factors, mechanisms and strategies, as well as to contribute to the development of actions, policies, innovative products and diets, with the aim of drastically reducing the burden of diet-related diseases. Now, JPI HDHL published a new Implementation Plan for the years 2019-2021. The Implementation Plan describes tangible targets for the next three years and defines concrete funding and non-funding activities that will be carried out by the JPI HDHL in the coming years.

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May 29, 2019

Annual Report 2019 of the Federal Association of the German Food Industry (Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie e. V.) published

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The Annual Report is published in german and available for download here.






May 29, 2019

New report from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) published

Nutritious Food Foresight: Twelve ways to invest in good food for emerging markets

The new report identifies 12 innovations that could improve access to safe and nutritious foods in emerging markets and are ready to be deployed at scale within the next five years. The report also provides a methodology for screening and prioritizing innovations.

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May 15, 2019

Biological transformation: "Competence Center Biointelligence" picks up speed 

The "Competence Center Biointelligence" was established at the beginning of 2019. About 40 scientists from the Universities of Stuttgart and Hohenheim, the NMI in Reutlingen and the Fraunhofer Institutes IPA, IGB, IAO, IBP in Stuttgart are cooperating in order to get the biological transformation going. They carry out research in different fields such as mechanical engineering, biology, biotechnology, medical technology, architecture, nutrition and computer sciences. Their common goal is to promote and advance sustainable production and lifestyles, which are necessary because of increasing worldwide economic competition, growing and aging populations and rearrangements of the political maps of national interests. A new economic model and new technologies for structural changes are needed. The term "biological transformation" refers to
 the increasing use of materials, structures, processes and organisms of the living nature in technology, which will enable more and more people to live happier, healthier, safer and more sustainable. 

On May 15, 2019, the "1st Conference on Biointelligent Products and Production - The Sustainable Revolution of Industry" took place, during which an appeal of the scientists of this "Competence Center Biointelligence" was handed over to politicians. The "White Paper on Biointelligent Value Creation" describes the benefits of biointelligent systems and explains why they are essential for a sustainable future. The biological transformation of industrial value creation and the systematic application of knowledge about biological processes will lead to an increasing convergence of production, information technology and biotechnology, with the potential to profoundly change future products, manufacturing processes, and organisations, in short the way of life of human beings. The conference highlighted the question of how the needs of people worldwide can be met sustainably in the future as well as what defines "biointelligence" in the five areas of need - nutrition, health, energy, housing, and consumption – that were addressed during the conference. Biointelligent nutrition focuses on research into new personalised foods (precision nutrition) and their decentralised, needs-based production (home farming, urban farming, smart gardens) in order to make a contribution to both a supply of healthy foods and to resource-saving and socially compatible production.


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Photo: Competence Center Biointelligence - Title page of the White Paper Biointelligence


April 29, 2019

New book on "Vitamin E and Human Health published

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A book on the role of vitamin E in human health was published by Springer in April 2019. The comprehensive book comprises 31 chapters describing the state-of-the-art knowledge around vitamin E, from the history of vitamin E research and metabolic and physiological basics to the roles of vitamin E in the prevention of diseases and dietary choices of consumers.

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