The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Best practices for the Danube Region

Author: Robert C. Brears, author of The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Editorial Notes: The 28th International Scientific Conference “Danube – River of Cooperation” under the title “CULTURE ON THE RIVER BANKS” marking also the EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS and … Continue reading

The New Concept of Eco-Bioeconomy in the Elaboration of Strategies for Safety Food and Defence Food

Animal genetics industry represents one of the ways in which food can be ensured in the future. The local animal breeds have a key role in this industry and they are the main advantage in the competition with the transnational corporations in this domain. In Romania there is an urgent need for this type of industry to be created in order to reduce the import of highly economically competitive animals. On the other hand, it is important that the local animal breeds be preserved since they are part of Romania’s Zoogenetic Patrimony. Genetic variability is the key to the implementation of performant technologies in the animal production. Within this strategy of „Safety food” a new concept appears, that of Eco-bioeconomy, proposed by academic Alexandru T. Bogdan by which he wants to prove the economic force of Romania’s agriculture, the so-called „Romanian Green Power”. Besides the „safety food” term (meaning the assurance of qualitative and quantitative food for the population), another strategy has to be thought of because of the new dangers that can appear (especially the terrorism) and this is „Defence Food”. This strategy has been applied only partially in Romania up until now. Food Security, Defence Food and Safety Food are new concepts that have a great impact in Eco-bio-economy by ensuring the population with qualitative and quantitative food and by raising the level of economic competitiveness in Banat region.

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