Category: Politics

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 […]

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 […]