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REFAB 2018

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Special Issue on REFAB 2018

Conference Revolution in Food and Biomass Production 
1-2 October 2018, Cologne, Germany



Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production: New Solutions to old Challenges

Today’s global agriculture has a bad reputation, it is often considered a problem rather than a solution. Desertification and loss of fertile soils, over-fertilization and eutrophication of soil and water pose high risks to biodiversity conservation and the food security. Extensive pesticide use with strong environmental impacts damage insect population and cause the death of bees. Agriculture is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that research and industry are working on solutions – we are on the brink of a high-tech revolution in production of food, feed and biomass in the future. The goals are to achieve significantly less resource consumption at more output, which would mean to strongly increase resource efficiency. In parallel, the negative impacts on ecosystems need to be minimized – human cultivation needs to find a new harmonious way to co-exist with nature.



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