Tomorrow’s agriculture requires a differentiated approach

People everywhere are concerned about the food they eat. The future of agriculture is a controversial subject. It is a topic that concerns us all, including on an emotional level. Crop protection, malnutrition, climate change, insect deaths and the safeguarding of farmers’ existences are all issues that can lead to a clash of opinions.

These topics are also all interrelated. We want to listen to different opinions and perspectives, and also share our knowledge and expertise. There are, however, facts, and they must not be forgotten in this discussion. Our aim with this platform is to present a balanced look at the future of agriculture.

“Modern farming – at least in developed countries – has reached such a high level of food supply security that this is no longer regarded as an exceptional achievement, but rather as a matter of course. The dramatic consequence for agriculture is that people no longer make the connection between this comfortable affluence and the modern farming techniques that make it possible.”

Andreas von Tiedemann, Professor of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection, University of Göttingen, Germany

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Data show: Conventional agriculture often has less impact on the environment than organic agriculture

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Forbes: At least 109 million more farmed acres would be needed in the United States to turn conventional agriculture into organic farming

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GMOs: More than 2,000 studies in the past three decades have proved their safety

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