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A look at challenges facing the agrifood system

Publication of a contribution to the debate on the food transition

Contribution to debate

Franziska Funke, Linus Mattauch, Thorsten Merl, Hermine Mitter, Viola Priesemann, Leonie Wenz, Anna Wiese
Die Junge Akademie, Berlin 23.02.23

War, climate change and species extinction pose massive challenges - to absolutely vital aspects: For the supply of food to the world's population. This threat has become tangible for large parts of the population at the latest since the supply chains were interrupted or restricted by the pandemic and the Russian war of aggression. Added to this - as a result of climate change - are extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts and floods. In many places, agricultural production yields are collapsing. If the stable economic and social fabric is already tottering today, what instabilities do we have to fear for the future?

Under the title "The Future of Food in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives", an interdisciplinary team of authors of the Research Group "Sustainability" discusses this question. The paper is partly based on the activities of some members of Die Junge Akademie at the Salon Sophie Charlotte of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on May 21, 2022.

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