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Suddenly, everyone is interested in the crops we grow and import in Europe. The war in Ukraine has really focused our minds on feeding people – or is that feeding animals? Legumes & protein crops production in the EU Agriculture in Europe is highly dependent on…
I am an independent agricultural scientist with a particular interest in how agri-food systems produce and use protein. At the moment, I am the scientific coordinator of the EU-funded Legumes Translated consortium.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is further disrupting a global food system already undermined by Covid and the unfolding climate crisis. I went looking for guidance that would suggest demand-side, climate-proofed action in response.
As we watch the war in Ukraine in disbelief, the next global catastrophe is looming. Exploding energy and commodity prices meet reduced production of wheat, corn and oil crops; and on top of that agricultural functionaries are demanding a rollback of environmental measures.