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IAMO in the Media

Next to scientific publications of IAMO researchers, there are regular reports on the institute in specialised and daily press as well as on air and on Internet portals. Scientific findings of IAMO are picked on in the framework of current debates in politics and economic processes. Researchers of IAMO act as experts to communicate their findings in a generally understandable way to the broad public.

A selection of media reports is available here:

02 August 2021

Akzeptanz für Grüne Gentechnik durch bessere Argumente fördern (Better arguments to promote acceptance of green genetic engineering)

Researchers Gabi Waldhof, Ingo Pies and Vladislav Valentinov on the controversial discussions on genetic engineering in agriculture, published in Agra-Europe

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05 July 2021

Surging global food prices put staple meals out of reach, from Nigerian jollof rice to Russian pasta and Argentine steak

IAMO researcher Linde Götz on the causes of rising food prices in Russia, published in the Washington Post

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27 June 2021

Dasselbe in Grün: Weltretter gegen Weltretter (The same in green: World saviour against world saviour)

Social scientist Gabi Waldhof explores the controversy over green genetic engineering, published in the German newspaper Rheinpfalz am Sonntag

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24 May 2021

Bund und Länder streiten um Zuständigkeit für Bodenrecht (Dispute regarding responsibility for land law between federal and state governments)

Discussion on a study by IAMO director Alfons Balmann and Martin Odening (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) on market power in agricultural land markets, published on

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13 May 2021

Bodenpreise: Transparenz wirkungsvoller als staatliche Eingriffe (Land prices: Transparency more effective than state intervention)

Agricultural economist Alfons Balman criticises the measures for stronger regulation of agricultural land markets, published on the website of the Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt

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11 May 2021

Umwelt- und Tierschutz in der Landwirtschaft (Environmental protection and animal welfare in agriculture)

IAMO director Alfons Balman talks about what agriculture has to achieve with regard to environmental protection and animal welfare, published in MDR AKTUELL (from minute 11:44)

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01 May 2021

Dürrerisiken absichern (Insuring against drought risks)

As part of the IAMO KlimaALEZ project, it is explored how farmers can better insure themselves against drought risks. An article on this topic was published on page 29 of GATE-Germany's Kazakhstan country profile.

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20 April 2021

Agrarwissenschaft bewertet neue Agrarreform vorsichtig optimistisch (Agricultural science assesses new agricultural reform with cautious optimism)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the legislative proposal of the German Federal Government to implement the agricultural reform from 2023 in Germany, published on

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25 March 2021

Geht‘s nicht ein bisschen kleiner? (A little smaller is also possible?)

Social scientist Gabi Waldhof talks about the dispute in society on green genetic engineering, published in fluter (magazine of the Federal Agency for Civic Education)

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24 March 2021

Немецкий эксперт: Цены на продукты в России будут сдерживать до выборов (German expert: Food prices in Russia to be held back until elections)

An interview with IAMO researcher Linde Götz on the causes of rising food prices, the role of the food embargo, and ways to curb food inflation in Russia, published on the website of Deutsche Welle

Click here for the Russian article and the English article.

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