Issue #9

Creating Chemistry Magazine 2020

Issue #9

Dear readers,

The population will continue to grow at high speed well into the future. Today, there are more than 7 billion people in the world, and by 2050 the number will increase to 9 billion. This means we will need significantly more food in the future, but the Earth’s resources are limited…


Innovations for a growing challenge

We need to feed more people from the same amount of arable land. Which technologies can help us improve yields in a sustainable way?      
Prof Fresco

“We can feed the world”

Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, shares her vision.      

A world without insects?

We asked experts in different fields about what is causing these declines – and what we can do to reverse the trend.      
Prof Fresco

The ten-year journey to a new fungicide

Crop protection plays a key role in improving yields. How does BASF develop products that are safe for people and the environment?      

The digital farm

How do digital technologies help farmers around the world to increase yields and improve sustainability?

Changing young lives

A BASF project in Chile offers new perspectives to young people.

Fragrance makers

Scents rule our emotions. We explore how they do it and how they can be produced synthetically.      

The value of waste

Waste mountains are growing rapidly. There is still a lot of potential for the intelligent reuse of plastic, electronic scrap and the like as raw materials.      
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But chemistry’s contribution is often not easy to see at first glance. With BASF's Creating Chemistry magazine, we aim to show how chemistry helps to meet global challenges.


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