Prof. Dr. Luisa M. Trindade is a Full Professor of Bioresources Breeding and Genetics. She is a geneticist and molecular biologist by training. In the past 16 years, she leads a research team with a focus on developing tools for breeding crops with improved ingredients for food and biobased applications. In the context of plant proteins, she has worked on improving protein content, quality, and functionalities in different crops, including legumes, potatoes and agriculture side streams, such as leaves of tomato and sugar beet. She coordinates the Investment theme Protein Transition at Wageningen UR together with Dr. Stacy Pyett.
This panel discussion will focus on:
- How to transform the primary/agricultural sector?
- Policy: What can politicians do to help to transform the agricultural system (regulations, subsidies, farmer buy-outs, CO2 taxes)?
- Farmers: Are farmers willing and economically able to reduce their number of livestock drastically (70%)?
- World market: How does the global community need to act on this? Let’s say one country reduces livestock production, wouldn’t the supermarkets just import from other countries?