The Leibniz Research Alliance “Sustainable food production and healthy nutrition” focuses primarily on two social challenges: sustainability and health.

The following questions are of key importance:

How can we ensure safe, sustainable and healthy nutrition for the global population?
Producing food sustainably means developing systems of production, which balance ecological, social and economic concerns in the long term.

How can science promote healthy nutrition in the population?
The effects of food on health and nutritional habits must be researched and clarified.

How do sustainable food production and health influence each other?
Still widely under-researched, the numerous connections and reciprocal effects between sustainable food production and healthy nutrition remain a challenge for scientists.

The research alliance is devoted to solving these complex questions with interdisciplinary, transfer-oriented methods from the cellular level to the finished food product, and from producer to consumer. A network of competent partners from the natural, economic, engineering and social sciences brings the best qualifications needed for this mission.

Spokesperson
Prof. Reiner Brunsch
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Potsdam
T +49 331 56 99 100
rbrunsch@atb-potsdam.de
Coordinator
Dr Vera Tekken
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Potsdam
T +49 331 5699 854
vtekken@atb-potsdam.de