In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism – fact or fiction?
Katjesgreenfood invests in the growing market for sustainable food brands. A subsidiary of the Katjes Group, it helps finance startups such as the Haferkater porridge chain with the aim of promoting what it calls the ‘food revolution’.
In Germany – the land of currywurst – McDonald's is launching a vegan burger. Tofu producers are barely keeping up with demand. But things look different on a global scale. Meat consumption in China has quadrupled in recent decades.
Nestlé’s new vegan ground beef is flying off the supermarket shelves. The conglomerate is investing in meat-replacement products on a grand scale. We interview Christian Adams, business manager of Nestlé’s vegetarian and vegan subsidiary.
The start-up Novameat is part of a food revolution. Their 3D printed ‘meat’ claims to be eco-friendly, healthy and affordable. But printing the plant proteins is energy-intensive, and marketing lab-grown ‘meat’ isn't always easy.
Gabriel Felbermayr from the IfW Kiel think tank thinks it's high time the German government slashed its subsidies – which continue to rise from year to year. But can the economy manage without them? MADE went to ask Felbermayr what he thinks.
The main task of the European Central bank is to maintain price stability. But emergency measures introduced during the financial crisis have cast doubt on its political independence. MADE looks at the nuts and bolts of exactly how the ECB works.
Czech farmer Daniel Pitek wants to see EU subsidies put to use protecting the environment. He's in the process of restructuring his own farm, and has made an enemy of large-scale farmers with subsidized monocultures.
Review the history of domestic architecture through the millenia. Our ancestors huddled in caves. Nowadays, many of us are tenants in large housing complexes. All too often, rents and property prices are out of control. How did it come to this?