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More people need more food.
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Bioenergy has become central to the debate on how to replace Russian natural gas. However, land is a limited resource and Germany’s land footprint is already disproportionally high. A prioritization on how to best use biomass in the sustainable bioeconomy - putting food first - is needed. Three key actions to address competing uses are presented.

This policy brief is available in German.

Source of the fact in the picture: van Dijk et al. (2021). A meta-analysis of projected global food demand and population at risk of hunger for the period 2010–2050. Nat. Food,