The legacy of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin at an old age. Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron, Wikimedia Commons.

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the death of Charles Darwin. And the 163rd anniversary of the publication of his book The Origin of Species. Darwin is the most

RethinkX, an evaluation

The RethinkX project

Cooperation in living nature

A major loss of variety in food crops

Bioweapons and super soldiers, genetic technology for warfare

Gene transfer, a new mechanism

Pitfalls in nuclear energy risk analysis

Who are we? The microbiome revisted

Nebulised interferon as a COVID-19 medicine

A strategy to reduce animal tests

Pandemics: prevention is better than cure

There is no such thing as an individual

Fast and slow revolutions

Review: biostimulants for sustainable crop production

In memory of Wijnand Schonewille

Resilience versus efficiency

Nature as a guiding principle

Consequences of the Novacene

Manifesto ‘Waltzing with Nature’

Covid-19: take care of each other

Nature as our teacher!

High hopes for holism

Reductionism and holism in the life sciences

Saving the American chestnut tree by genetic modification

Don’t panic over oak processionary

Can we engineer life? 4.8 Plant gene technology, the photosynthesis boost

New Call for Proposals issued by BBI JU

Do not avoid risks, but contain them

Engineering life will require responsibility and control

Modern biotechnology: does it develop too fast?

Lost in translation: Calls for Proposals are determined by language

Indirect effects, we often ignore them

Can we engineer life? 4.1 Hunger in the world increases

Club of Rome 50 years old

Can we engineer life? 3.2 Planetary boundaries

Innovations: did I miss something?

Rejuvenation through biotechnology, for whom?

The bioscience of immortality

Healthy aging and the science of living forever

GMO adversaries get enclosed from all sides

Why cannot organic farmers benefit from New Breeding Techniques?

Biodiesel causes storage tanks to corrode: about unintended consequences of new developments

Organic is not a good hallmark of quality – this is why

Circular bioeconomy: an uneasy marriage of concepts, so far

Cloning monkeys: slippery slope or dead end?

Conferences: old wine in new bottles

Doughnut economics, or why economists should learn more about technology

Scientific fantasy gone wild

Dutch ecomodernism: down-to-earth but also a crusade against environmentalists

Duchenne muscular dystrophy CRISPR cure: just for the rich and well-connected?

Bioplastics: end the confusion

Biokits with Do-It-Yourself genetic engineering could involve a criminal act

Lost in translation: dysfunctional science communication

CRISPR-Cas: a prize winning technology?

Gaia, and James Lovelock’s gentle revenge

Brexit was not about the EU

GMO debate, nuclear power, and the concept of absolute evil

Gene technology: the same old story, once more

Economists, listen: the earth is NOT a closed system

Bioeconomy, circular and small scale. Really?

New Plastics Economy: circular, not yet biobased

In memory of Paul Reinshagen

BioAmber and Reverdia agreement: strengthening the biobased economy

In memory of Wiero Beek

No good complaining about European waste legislation

Ecomodernism, a great idea and a big disappointment

Cooperative banking in the biobased economy – but without the Rabobank?

Iain McGilchrist: neurological battle between sustainability and efficiency

Global Divestment Day

Connecting Industries, a nice book but with limitations

One bioeconomy, two worlds

Roel’s team

Biobased Press looks for new input

Towards an ambitious Europe

Biobased Society becomes Bio Based Press

The biobased industry needs many educational courses

Human error, a category that raises more questions than it answers

Vierhuizen, Sicco Mansholt’s native village

Old leftist demons in the perception of sustainability

My lifelong disappointment with academia

The biobased society, a better world?

Call Roel

Count on mankind’s stupidity – and its resilience

True Price: Roefie Hueting was right

The biobased society in the Dutch coalition agreement

Shale gas is responsible for a gas price seven times as low in the US as in Europe

Election debates

In memory of Leo Jansen (1934-2012)

How the West was lost

‘It’s the economy, stupid’