Scientist: Bálint Balázs

Bàlint Balàzs ESMH scientistMr. Bálint Balázs, MA in History (Central European University) and Sociology (Eötvös Loránd University), PhD candidate in Environmental Sciences, Senior Research Fellow of ESSRG and Lecturer of Environmental Sociology at the Department of Environmental Economics, Institute of Environmental and Landscape Management, St. István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. He has international research experience in EU-projects in the field of transition to sustainability and policy analysis, with special regard to sustainable and local food systems, as well as public engagement, science-society, science-policy dialogues, transdisciplinary, cooperative research and participatory action research. He is a board member of the Environment & Society Research Network of the European Sociological Association.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Bálint Balázs about Legumes popularity

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Bálint Balázs about Legumes popularity

Despite their nutritional value, legumes are deeply underrated. Bálint Balázs, senior researcher at ESSR, a research facility based in Hungary, explains the importance of growing and eating legumes. Beans, for example, are associated with poverty, but at the end of the day, they could save the planet.

Bean there, done that : why we should eat more beans and legumes in general

Bean there, done that : why we should eat more beans and legumes in general

The world needs more protein, but animal-based protein intake is by no means sustainable. Legumes are a good alternative to meat and thanks to their biological nitrogen fixation capacities, they also benefit the environment.

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