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Researching a sustainable “superfood”

31-Jan-2020

Pioneer Fellows Cyrill Hess and Melanie Binggeli want to market duckweed as a healthy food that’s good for the environment. Best described as light green, with a taste reminiscent of bean sprouts and a pleasantly grainy texture, Wolffia is one of five genera of a plant commonly known as duckweed ...

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Making chocolate colourful

20-Dec-2019

ETH researchers are making chocolates shimmer in rainbow colours without the addition of colourants. They have found a way to imprint a special structure on the surface of the chocolate to create a targeted colour effect. The chocolate shimmers in dynamically changing rainbow colours. It seems to ...

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Antibiotic resistance in food animals nearly tripled since 2000

11-Oct-2019

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according to a recent report ...

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Algae and insects: From hype to a real alternative

24-Sep-2019

Algae and insects are rich sources of protein - for humans and livestock. But until they are on the daily menu or food plan, it still takes a lot of effort. But the work is worth it. "Insects as food in Europe are certainly somewhat hyped at the moment. You have to be careful not to overestimate ...

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Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans

11-Sep-2019

ETH researchers are involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world. Their work will help to improve the livelihood and food security of smallholders in developing countries. For many people in Africa ...

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ETH Podcast: Insects on our plates

23-Jul-2019

What do grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms taste like? While some people can’t overcome their disgust, others enjoy eating these crawly creatures fried or as a chunky burger. In the ETH Podcast, we talk to ETH experts Christina Hartman, department of Environmental Systems Science and professor ...

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Do we still need field biologists?

14-Dec-2018

Due to digitisation, ecologists are working less and less in the field. Christoph Küffer believes that we should not rely solely on digital data, and puts the case for field research. Just a few years ago, those embarked on a doctorate in ecology collected their data in the wild – sweating it out ...

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Palm oil: Substitutes may make matters worse

ETH Zurich Zukunftsblog, author: Dr. Gabriele Manoli

12-Nov-2018

Palm oil is a highly controversial product. However, replacing it with other vegetable oils could endanger land and water resources, argues Gabriele Manoli. Palm oil stands at the centre of an intense and often polarised debate1. While the massive expansion of oil palm across the tropics has ...

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The water war myth

By Prof. Thomas Bernauer

13-Jul-2018

Humans need water. If it is in short supply, conflicts can arise. Contrary to popular belief, however, these almost never lead to war, but rather to cooperation, writes Thomas Bernauer. Fresh water is one of the most precious natural resources. Water is available in huge quantities throughout ...

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Digital agriculture in dialogue

20-Jun-2018

Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Friday. At an event on smart farming, he explained his perspective on digitalisation in Swiss agriculture. The idea for this event came about during a conversation with Lino Guzzella ...

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