Olaf Christen

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Nutrition is considered as one of the main drivers of global environmental change. Dietary patterns in particular, embedded in the international trade of foods and other biomass based commodities, determine the dimension of beneficial or harmful environmental impacts of the agri-food sector - both domestically and abroad. In this study we analysed different(More)
Since silage maize is the main crop grown for biogas production (biomass crop) in Germany; its increasing cultivation is critically discussed in terms of social and agronomical aspects. To investigate if sugar beet is suitable as an alternative biomass crop to silage maize; three-year field trials with both biomass crops in rotations with winter wheat (food(More)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent not only the major driver for quality-restricted and lost life years; NCDs and their related medical treatment costs also pose a substantial economic burden on healthcare and intra-generational tax distribution systems. The main objective of this study was therefore to quantify the economic burden of unbalanced(More)
Die wirtschaftlichen, gesellschaftlichen und politischen Rahmenbedin-gungen der landwirtschaftlichen Produktion ändern sich stetig. Dies erfordert von den landwirtschaftlichen Unternehmen eine beständige Anpassung ihrer Produkti-onsaktivitäten. Um die Anforderungen von Markt und Gesellschaft an die land-wirtschaftliche Produktion zu erfüllen,sind(More)
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