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Saatgut ist die Grundlage unserer Ernährung. Es steht am Anfang und am Ende eines Pflanzenlebens. Die Vielfalt und freie Zugänglichkeit dieses Menschheitserbes zu erhalten, das von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wird, ist die Aufgabe von Save Our Seeds.

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L as in "life" - join our webinar!

The Alphabet of Complexity Webinar Series!

L as in "life" - 1st of December 2022

This webinar will be our twelfth meeting within the series of The Alphabet of Complexity webinars. The letter L (as in “life”) will guide us through the main questions of the day: How to create narratives that take into account the interconnectedness of all life? How can the discoveries from the field of biochemistry of plants and pests be the evidence of interconnectedness within ecosystems? The lecture given by Ulrich Loening will be followed by a discussion on how this specific research can inform our actions for the purity of seeds and against GMOs.




L as in Life: How to create narratives that take into account the interconnectedness of all life?
Key speaker: Ulrich Loening
Time and date: 1.12.2022, 11a.m. - 1 p.m. CET


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Ulrich Loening, D.Phil in biochemistry; research and teaching career dealing with protein synthesis and nucleic acids, in the Departments of Botany and then Zoology in the University of Edinburgh from 1959 to about 1989. He developed various electrophoretic methods for analysis of  RNA and its processing and transport to the cytoplasm and confirmed the emerging idea that plant chloroplasts evolved from symbiosis with blue-green algae - natural genetic engineering.

Following long-held interests, starting with natural history as a kid,   he became more and more involved with society’s ecological impacts.  He helped to prevent closure in 1976 of the recently founded (Waddington 1972) Centre for Human Ecology (CHE), became its Director in 1984, and retired in 1996. In CHE he organised numerous workshops and lecture series on human ecological impacts and co-founded energy conservation organisations, organic farming bodies and a small “sustainable forest” timber company.  He continues to be active in the interface between science and practical ecology.

With his wife Francesca he converted two historic buildings towards eco-sustainable living. He plays the cello.


We are going to continue with the next episodes of "The Alphabet of Complexity" webinar series - save the dates!


11.01.2023 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CET

M, as in “malnourished”: How do methods of food production and processing influence the quality and nutritious value of food? Key speakers: Andrea Beste, Alexander Beck


8.02.2023 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CET

N, as in “narrative”: How can the narrative of restoration and reciprocity influence the course of agricultural policies? Key speakers: Nara Petrovic, Anna Nacher, Marek Styczyński


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