Renewable Matter # 3 / April

Bioeconomy and Food Security: The Relaunch of Agriculture Is at Stake

by Marco Moro

On 17th January 2015, the 7th Agriculture Ministers’ Summit was held in Berlin, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015 (GFFA). The risks associated with the competition in the use of biological resources are still ranking first amongst the concerns of the 62 people in charge of the national agriculture policies that have taken part in the debate. What is this concern all about? And how are the policies of the main leading powers regarding the bioeconomy taking shape?

A growing demand for food, raw materials and energy, following land consumption that went beyond the security threshold, has now reached its physical limit. This was the scenario addressed in Berlin during the Global Forum for Food and...

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