Moving from doing no harm to doing good: Are we at the brink of a paradigm shift?

The investment world is currently shifting towards more societal impact and sustainability. This series of blogs focuses on the most striking changes and the possible obstacles on the way.  Following Raworth (2017) donuts economics, six main shifts might transform our current thinking.[1] These shifts are based on behavioural economics theory,…

Corona, Landwirtschaft und Nahrungsmittelangebot

By: Justus Wesseler · 9 April 2020
Category: Agriculture, Food

Die Coronavirus Pandemie betrifft uns alle und insbesondere diejenigen, die es des den anderen ermöglicht zuhause zu bleiben. Wir alle brauchen Nahrungsmittel, Körperpflegemittel, Toilettenartikel und anderes. Wir müssen denjenigen dankbar sein, die uns dies ermöglichen. Es überrascht nicht, dass die Nachfrage nach Toilettenpapier angestiegen ist, wenn mehr und mehr Menschen…

Corona, Landbouw en Voedsel

By: Justus Wesseler · 9 April 2020
Category: Agriculture, Food

De coronavirus pandemie heeft invloed op elk van ons maar heeft vooral een groot effect op het leven van hen die het voor ons mogelijk maken om thuis te blijven. Iedereen heeft nood aan een dagelijks aanbod van voedsel, gezondheidszorg en meer. We moeten dankbaar zijn aan iedereen die dit…

Corona, Agriculture and Food Supply

By: Justus Wesseler · 9 April 2020
Category: Agriculture, Food

The Coronavirus pandemic affects the life of all us, but it has an especially large effect on the life of people who make it possible for us to stay at home. We all need our daily supply of food, health care and sanitary items, and more. We should be thankful…

Giving shape to new perspectives

By: Olaf Hietbrink · 19 December 2018
Category: Agriculture, Policy

Blog on the occasion of the presentation of the income forecast 2018 2017 was historically very good, even people who have worked with Wageningen Economic Research for the past 40 years cannot recall a time that agriculture and horticulture was cost effective on average, and produced a normal revenue and…

The Future of Food – What’s Left for Agriculture?

The Future of Food - What's Left for Agriculture?
By: Justus Wesseler · 30 May 2018
Category: Food

The production of meat and fish from stem cells is coming closer to reality. Several companies invest in this technology (NRC). The technology looks promising and appealing. Animal meat produced without slaughtering cattle, pigs, chickens, or catch fish from the ocean avoids issues related to animal welfare and declining marine…