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09/19/2022 Ecology

Food no one eats

Each year, millions of tonnes of food in Europe are thrown away. As consumers, we are responsible for a large part of this waste.

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09/19/2022 Production Ecology

Seasonal Around the Globe

Those who care about the environment usually strive to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, grown outdoors and harvested when ripe. But when is that exactly, and how big of an impact does transport have? A closer look reveals unexpected answers.

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05/31/2022 Ecology

Contents Matter More than Packaging

Is packaging really such a major environmental issue? There's no simple way to answer this question. We must consider the entire life cycle of packaging, understand its purpose and look at what the packaging contains. Because what's inside the packaging matters more than the packaging itself.

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03/10/2022 Ecology

Between the Trees

If you're interested in sustainable agriculture, you'll probably come across the term agroforestry at some point. This concept has the potential to restore natural ecosystems while creating new sources of income for family farmers.

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03/03/2022 Production Ecology

No sheep’s milk cheese without lamb

Every year, tens of thousands of lambs are born so that their mothers can produce milk for sheep and goat cheese. What happens to these lambs? We spoke to two farming families who supply us with lamb’s meat. Wolves also come up in made their way into the conversation.

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09/09/2021 Production Ecology

Buy Less Meat

In Switzerland, gebana offers small amounts of meat a few times a year. Almost every time, customers ask us how this is compatible with our company values. We don’t think that gebana and meat are mutually exclusive but agree that we should buy as little of it as possible.

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06/16/2021 Ecology

A Thirst for Avocados

The sustainability of avocados is a hotly debated topic. Above all, they are repeatedly criticised for their water footprint. But what about the avocados from gebana? Let’s take a closer look at how they’re cultivated in Peru.

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02/04/2021 Ecology

The flying pineapple and its carbon footprint

Fresh Sugarloaf pineapples from Ghana and Togo are an exception in the gebana range: They are the only product allowed to fly. Since the first shipment in 2016, we have offset the carbon from the air freight five times over. A report on pitfalls, setbacks and successes.

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08/17/2020 Ecology

A closer look at ships

How environmentally damaging are container ships? It’s not a simple question. With the help of professionals in Schaffhausen, we’ve found a clear answer: they cause less damage than the cultivation of food that is transported by ship.

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