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    Jakub Rusek

    Jakub Rusek is a PhD candidate at the University of Munich. He currently works at the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) as Assistant liaison officer and at FEDRA (Federation of Regional Actors) as a Young Regional Ambassador.

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  • Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors

    Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors0

    Genome editing with “molecular scissors” is becoming the method of choice for plant breeding. It offers a huge potential regarding the food and nutrition security, which is so necessary because of the growing world population and increasing consumption of meat. However, some fear that this might be another genetically modified organism (GMO).

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  • Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin

    Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin3

    Neonicotinoids are controversial pesticides that periodically steer political debate. Some call them bee-killing pesticides. Their defenders deny their impact on pollination and claim that without them we would be gambling with the food security. The fact is that the biodiversity of species involved in pollination and agriculture-related ecosystem services is disturbingly decreasing. And we need to stop that.

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  • After 10000 years, it’s time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!

    After 10000 years, it’s time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!0

    As the world`s population is rapidly extending, the possibility to explore new sources of food is in place. A big potential is in the oceans. Our approach to land, for already 10000 years, has been agriculture. Regarding the oceans, however, we are still hunters and gatherers – and rather inefficient ones. In order to ensure sustainable food production in the future, we should change our hunting strategies and start the sustainable farming.

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  • The new Olympic golf course: Risks vs. benefits?

    The new Olympic golf course: Risks vs. benefits?4

    The new golf course for Rio Olympics has been the cause of huge controversy between the city`s government and the activists, leading to the movement “Occupy Golf”. The government claims that the new golf course inside the nature reserve has increased the biodiversity, but the protesters are right to be worried about the risks of such an intervention.

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