What we eat affects not only our bodies, but also the world around us. How will the supply of food and water be in the future? And which problems will we face, when it comes to our diet?
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Articles on our future food and drinking water 

a bundle of carrots

Food production with greater sustainability – how?

The food we eat has a profound effect on the world. Researchers at LiU have examined possible measures to increase sustainability in Swedish food production.

Water tap

Progress in hunt for unknown compounds in drinking water

When we drink a glass of water, we ingest an unknown amount of by-products that are formed in the treatment process. Researchers have been able to detect new compounds – where every water treatment plant has a unique combination.

The picture shows a system for satellite-based portioning of liquid fertilizer.

Sustainable food production and the art of expanding the ecosystem

Global food needs are increasing. In the short term, agriculture requires better conditions. In the long term, we must transform how business is done for a sustainable society – with green services, according to LiU researchers in business marketing.

Construction for a wetland

Wetlands to purify water in South African informal townships

Karin Tonderski of the Division of Biology has been awarded SEK three million over three years from Formas to contribute to installation of wetlands in South African informal townships.


International interest in research into animal transports

Less spread of contagion, improved welfare for animals, fewer carbon dioxide emissions and higher corporate profits. The model for animal transports that LiU researchers have developed has roused strong interest from international agencies.

Wapnö Gård

A dairy farm with its own climate-smart ecology

It is biogas that gets the ecological circulation going on Sweden’s largest dairy farm, Wapnö. “Using biogas is not a goal in itself: it’s a means to an end,” says Lennart Bengtsson, managing director at Wapnö.

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