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Spargel: Food Science© Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash

Spargel: Food Science

JUNE 29, 11:00 AM EDT




Join TOP for this unique virtual study tour event, bringing culture, agriculture, and science together!

TOP sent its Leipzig-based film team to the little town of Beelitz, just southwest of Berlin, located between Feldheim and Potsdam. This is the heart of German Spargel Country! 

During this TOP virtual tour event, aided by three short films, Professor Martin Geyer, head of department horticultural engineering at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam, will join asparagus farmer, Jürgen Jakobs, and CEO of the Beelitz Asparagus Association, Josef Jakobs, as they explain the science behind the German cultural phenomena of white asparagus! 

About the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy:

A circular, diverse, innovative and sustainable bioeconomy produces healthy food for all, operates on the basis of renewable raw materials and facilitates the realization of One Health for humans, animals and the environment. The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a pioneer and a driver of bioeconomy research. It creates the scientific foundation to transform agricultural, food, industrial and energy systems into a comprehensive bio-based circular economy. It develops and integrates techniques, processes and management strategies, effectively converging technologies to intelligently crosslink highly diverse bioeconomic production systems and to control them in a knowledge-based, adaptive and largely automated manner. It conducts research in dialogue with society - knowledge-motivated and application-inspired.

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy