European nature and forests in 2050

11 October 2021 | Category: Europe in 2050

This blog was written by Kees Hendriks and Nico Polman. It is part two of a series on a circular and climate neutral Europe in 2050. It is 2050 and Europe is completely circular and climate-neutral. What do you see around you? That is the question we spread within WUR….

My city in 2050

1 October 2021 | Category: Europe in 2050

Updated 1 February. This blog was written by Ilse Voskamp and Jan Verschoor. It is part one of a series on a circular and climate neutral Europe in 2050. The year is 2050 and I am living in a green city. When I look out the window of my house,…

Can Circular Agriculture Be Practised Outside the Netherlands?

28 May 2021 | Category: Circular Agriculture

Can circular agriculture also be practised in other countries? My answer is always: yes! And yes, it is possible in Africa too, although I also know that some of my (former) colleagues claim otherwise. I see and read the stories that explain why it cannot be done, so I thought, let me counterbalance that and show with an example from Ethiopia that it really can be done. Moreover, it also significantly improves the living conditions of those farmers who currently must survive on food aid.

Cooking without scissors

29 April 2021 | Category: Biobased products

Updated 31 augustus 2022. “Nowadays you can no longer cook without scissors”. I once heard this sentence somewhere, I do not remember exactly where and when, but it regularly haunts my mind. And in the context of my intention to shape my life in a more sustainable way, I decided…

How does the sea fit into the circular bio-economy?

10 April 2020 | Category: Food

Authors: Saskia Visser, Tammo Bult, Simkje Kruiderink   Merely transitioning to circular farming systems is not sufficient for the sustainable production of enough food for the global population. We must develop a fully integrated food system, that includes marine food production as well as land-based food production. Only with a…