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Europe should develop a more practical vision on its future sustainable industry, says Dirk Carrez. ‘We do not have to stretch ourselves to be as sustainable and as cost-effective as possible from the outset. Let us take our time for a learning curve, in which imperfect industries are allowed to develop themselves. In such a
on: 28 August 2014
Food supply should have absolute priority, no less so in a biobased economy. Says Rudy Rabbinge, emeritus professor in sustainable development and food security at Wageningen UR. That is why Rabbinge opposes biofuels from agriculture, but accepts biobased high-value products such as vitamins and bioplastics. Agriculture can have large yields with minimal environmental effects. Moderate
on: 16 August 2014