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Microbiome innovations for a sustainable future

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being integrated into bioeconomy strategies around the world, including the European Green Deal. We highlight how microbiome-based innovations can contribute to policies that interface with the SDGs and argue that international cooperation in microbiome science is crucial for success.

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Fig. 1: Microbiome services.
Fig. 2: Microbiome connectivity and impact pathways using dairy as example.


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K.D., T.K., B.K.S., E.M., B.S. and A.S. have received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant no. 818116 (MicrobiomeSupport).

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A.S., K.D. and T.K. drafted the manuscript. All authors contributed to the revisions and final draft of the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Angela Sessitsch.

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D’Hondt, K., Kostic, T., McDowell, R. et al. Microbiome innovations for a sustainable future. Nat Microbiol 6, 138–142 (2021).

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