Food or Fuel, Feed or Fibre: The Competition over Biomass

Food security must take precedent over energy security. The largest use of agricultural land, globally and within Germany, is for feed. Germany uses three times more land (51 Mha) to supply its consumption of agricultural products than available for agriculture within the country (17 Mha). Healthy diets–with less meat and dairy–could reduce Germany’s agricultural footprint by 43%. Eliminating waste and using biomass more efficiently and effectively are crucial to achieving an innovative, sustainable and circular bioeconomy. Only available in German.

AUTHORS: Verena Pommerenke, Hanna Helander, Meghan Beck-O‘Brien, Stefan Bringezu