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dc.contributor.authorBaur, Priska-
dc.contributor.authorFlückiger, Stefan-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates and discusses the potential for ecologically sustainable agricultural production and ethologically responsible animal husbandry in Switzerland. The basic requirements relate to not feeding food to livestock and treating animals respectfully, increasing the variety of plant crops, producing according to the principles of organic farming, and providing nature with more space. As a result, promotional pictures of agriculture become a reality. Soil-independent industrial animal husbandry disappears, all animals have access to pastures, and dual-use cattle breeds are only fed with fodder from meadows and pastures. Annual milk production drops from 425 to 281 kg per head but remains the main branch of agricultural activity, while beef becomes a by-product of dairy. Annual meat production decreases from 42 kg to 14 kg per head. A total of 1240 kilocalories can still be generated per head and per day, 62 percent of which comes from plant-based foods. Since arable land is very scarce in Switzerland, with an average of 4.8 ares per head compared to 21.2 ares per head in the European Union or 47.6 ares in the U.S, any increase in agricultural production is the result of an intensification with considerable environmental costs. This finding contradicts the widespread belief that ‘our country is best’. The study concludes that food should be produced where the resources are. This result does not mean that more meat should be imported. Rather, the solution is to reduce meat consumption to an ecologically sustainable and arguably healthier level.de_CH
dc.publisherZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaftende_CH
dc.subjectÖkologische Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.subjectTiergerechte Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.subjectGreenpeace Schweizde_CH
dc.subjectpflanzliche Ernährungde_CH
dc.subjectZukünftige Erträge Bio-Landbaude_CH
dc.subjectFeed no Foodde_CH
dc.subjectSchweizerische Zuckerproduktionde_CH
dc.subjectMilchland Schweizde_CH
dc.subjectDifferenzierte Klimapolitikde_CH
dc.subjectTreibhausgasemissionen Schweizer Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.subjectFlexitarische Ernährungde_CH
dc.subject.ddc338: Produktionde_CH
dc.subject.ddc630: Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.titleNahrungsmittel aus ökologischer und tiergerechter Produktion – Potential des Standortes Schweizde_CH
dc.typeWorking Paper – Gutachten – Studiede_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedGeography of Foodde_CH
zhaw.funding.zhawNahrungsmittel aus ökologischer und tiergerechter Produktion – Potential des Standortes Schweizde_CH
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