Global analysis shows how pesticides leach into the environment

27 July 2023 By Luisa Low

Pesticides travel far after initial agricultural application A University of Sydney led study published today in Nature has revealed the chemical odyssey pesticides embark upon after their initial agricultural application, with environmental consequences for a range of ecosystems. About three million tonnes of agricultural pesticides are used across the globe each year, yet little is […]

Designing sustainable landscapes within regional food systems

6 July 2021 By Pablo Tittonell

SUMMER COURSE in GroningenLearn all about designing sustainable regional food systems and agroecological landscapes for the North of The Netherlands! A redesign of the agricultural systems and resulting landscapes is urgently needed. The north of The Netherlands is a region that has the potential to become an example and lead the way towards sustainable food […]

Vision of plant vitality science

25 June 2020 By Kitty de Jager

Translated and edited by Jitte Daalmeijer. The future plant pathology The opinion article by J. C. Zadoks (whom I still tend to call my professor) in the most recent edition of Gewasbescherming, the newsletter of the Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology (KNPV) was the extra push I needed to write this article. It were […]

Efficient versus robust agrofood systems

29 May 2020 By Michiel Korthals

The corona crisis and the hunt for medical services, equipment and materials once again show that an efficient health system is not the same as a robust system. An efficient system is cheap. The production of medical supplies is predominantly in the hands of some large private and market-oriented companies located all over the world. […]

Six steps for global sustainable food security in 2050

6 March 2020 By Harry Donkers

Enough farmland to ensure a healthy diet for all people, improve global biodiversity and limit climate change in 2050 There is enough agricultural land on our planet for local and sustainable production of a healthy diet for all people now and also in 2050. The intensive global farming systems (with a lot of chemical pesticides […]

How ecological farmers can feed the entire growing world population

9 July 2019 By bbuizer

Short version of the lecture on 2 July 2019 in Amsterdam * by Bertus Buizer In a previous lecture in Amsterdam for VU and UvA students, I demonstrated on the basis of scientific studies that organic farming has the best credentials for an adequate sustainable food supply. The calculation I made then showed that organic […]

Factually incorrect views on organic farming in Dutch Topsector Agri & Food

19 December 2018 By bbuizer

Bertus Buizer   –   19 december 2018   –   update: 23 december 2018 In a tweet on December 14, 2018, Dr. Aalt Dijkhuizen, president of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food, wrote (we translated it in English): “Organic agriculture is bad for the climate, thus (again) determined in the attached article in Nature. Of course everyone is […]

Soil health is reversing

4 December 2018 By bbuizer

Over 200,000 European Citizens signed the People 4 Soil petition calling on the EU to protect soil! Bertus Buizer*   –  19 September 2017    –  update: 4 December 2018 The European strategies for protecting biodiversity and combating climate change should focus on soil: the EU must develop a roadmap towards a land degradation neutral world. […]

Startup meeting of the campaign of #People4Soil in the Netherlands full of energy and inspiration

16 September 2016 By bbuizer

On September 14, 2016, the startup meeting of the campaign People4Soil was held in the Netherlands. This is a European Citizens’ Initiative for specific legislation on soil protection. The meeting was organized by the Dutch Sustainable Food Supply Foundation and was held at EOSTA / Nature and More, which previously launched the international campaign called ‘Save […]

Sustainable world food supply

26 May 2016 By bbuizer

Expectations for 2050 are that the world population will have grown to 9 billion people, and that continuation of the current use of land will lead to large food and water shortages. Those shortages possibly will be much greater than in 2008, when high food prices led to food riots and unrest in Asia and […]

International Conference Sustainable World Food Supply

26 May 2016 By bbuizer

Special attention to soil, ecology and sustainable supply of water and energy. Sustainable Food Supply Foundation has developed a draft program for an international two-day conference about “Sustainable World Food Supply”. The concept lends itself very well to cooperation with embassies, farmers organizations and governmental representatives of European, Asian, African and Latin American countries, the […]

Living costs compared worldwide

26 January 2015 By bbuizer

A map of MoveHub shows with a Consumer Price Index (CPI) the living costs around the world in comparison to New York. ‘The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries, takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities.’ See also the article of January 26, […]

Seed Freedom and Food Democracy

22 January 2015 By bbuizer

An Open letter by Dr. Vandana Shiva* to Prime Minister Modi and President Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the US: We, as concerned and democratic citizens of India, and the US, welcome the coming together of two of the largest democracies of the world to work together to protect the rights of […]

Coriander is a detoxifier with a wealth of extras

13 October 2014 By bbuizer

Guest blog of Joon Nguetti Hi all on my guest blog that I may write for Sustainable Food Supply! Each guest blog I’m going to tell you about my love for special natural products like organic edible plants and fruits. I will do that being as objective as possible by relying on scientific studies. At […]