Leibniz Research Network „Green Nutrition - Healthy Society“
Global food systems are the cornerstone of human and planetary health. The world population is estimated growing to 10 billion people by 2050. In order to supply the global population continuously with a healthy diet and at the same time preserving the livelihood of future generations, a timely and fundamental change in the global food system is necessary.
Under the present conditions of climatic and social changes and consequences, the transformation towards a healthy and sustainable food system requires cross-disciplinary solution strategies. The Leibniz Network Green Nutrition - Healthy Society comprises expertise from the areas of healthy nutrition, health, biodiversity, environment, climate change, food production and sustainable development as well as their social relevance. For us, a green diet is a physiologically optimized nutrition provided by resource-saving and sustainable food production, processing and distribution.
In addition to scientific exchange, the members of the network aim at identifying specific research needs on current issues in the field of healthy and sustainable nutrition; initiating interdisciplinary cooperation, far-sightedly promoting of young talent and careers; and establishing active exchange with political actors and regular transfer of knowledge in politics and the public.