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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:

29 December 2017

GAP-Reformvorschlag fehlt es an Mut (CAP reform proposal does not go far enough)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann in an interview on the CAP reform plans of European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan, published on

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17 November 2017

Achtung Mogelpackung! Yvonne Willicks deckt irreführende Gesundheitsversprechen auf (Warning, deceptive packaging! Yvonne Willicks uncovers misleading health benefits)

Assessments of the traffic light food labelling system based on research findings at the IAMO and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg were broadcast by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

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16 November 2017

Ukraine sucht Bauern (Ukraine in search of farmers)

IAMO Director Alfons Balmann explains the problems for the agricultural sector posed by rural exodus in Ukraine for the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

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29 October 2017

Milchviehbetriebe müssen sich positionieren - Transparenz schafft Vertrauen (Dairy farms need to adopt a position - transparency creates trust)

Alfons Balmann on the myth of “farmers’ agriculture”, published in Oberpfalz Medien – Der neue Tag

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07 September 2017

Eine Welt ohne Fleisch (A world without meat)

Alfons Balmann talks about the positive effects of a world in which we cease to eat meat, broadcast in Deutschlandfunk Nova

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12 May 2017

Либерализация рынка пойдет на пользу владельцам земли (The liberalization of the market will benefit landholders)

IAMO Visiting Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Koester analyzes the situation of the agricultural commodity market in Ukraine, published on

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16 February 2017

Forscher pokern gegen Verleger (Scientists raise stakes in publishing dispute)

Statement on disagreement between science and publishing house Elsevier by IAMO director Dr. Stephanie Garling, published in German newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung”

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03 January 2017

Viele Milliarden Euro für gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz nötig (Several-billion euro investments required for socially acceptable farming practices)

Interview with IAMO director, Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann, in the online agricultural trade journal, dlz agrarmagazin

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