Good & Climate Friendly Food

What’s about food quality?

Is food quality the same as “risk-free” ?
Prosessed food has to be more than uniform – germ-free – transportable!

What’s with taste, land use systems, sustainability, animal welfare or high processing and food additives?

Isn’t it a matter of course that vegetables or other foods are free of agrochemicals?

Are different flavourings satisfying when it comes to taste?
Or do we want the taste of different regions and cultures, reflected in authentic recipes and in artisanal processing?

Which diet is climate-friendly, which is not?

Many model calculations on the climate effect of nutrition are oversimplified,e.g. for beef. Where are the decisive factors for good and climate-friendly food?

Consulting, research, seminars, workshops….

  • Food quality
  • What is Codex Alimentarius?
  • European food quality – best of all?
  • What is going well or bad in Europe?
  • What do food additives do to our gut microbiome?
  • What is allowed, what is not – organic & conventional?
  • Are organic products healthier? What are sientists saying?
  • Eating climate-friendly
  • No more meat?
  • Is veganism climate-friendly?
  • Are “climate labels” really helpful?
  • Are cows climate killers?
  • Regional versus imports
  • Organic versus conventional
  • Highly processed versus natural
  • Climate-friendly farming systems?
  • Is “no-till” = climate protection?
  • Humus build-up needs plant diversity
  • Agroforestry systems – win win…
  • Soil structure and water balance

I’m looking forward to discussing with you all these topics, prepare research or provide an overview of the state of scientific knowledge and legal regulations.

Read more

Beste, A.; Idel, A. (2019): The belief in technology and big data. The myth of climate smart agriculture – why less bad isn’t good.

Beste, A. (2015): Intensive Cropping. A troubled future for industrial farming. In: Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields.

Beste, A. (2015): Organic Farming: Feeding crops by feeding the soil.
In: Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields.

Beste, A., Boeddinghaus, R. (2011): Biodiversity not Soya Madness!
How to solve the long-standing problem of protein deficiency in the EU.

Further publications can be found here.

*Example: Climate impact of selected organic products compared to conventional.

Source: Hirschfeld 2008