Dr. Tanja Busse studied journalism and philosophy at the University of Dortmund, Bochum and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa / Italy. In 1992/1993 she completed a trainee program at the public radio and TV station WDR. From 1990 to 1996 she had a scholarship of the Deutsche Studienstiftung (German National Academic Foundation). She has traveled to Ethiopia, Tansania, Indonesia and the US for research trips. In 2000 she completed her doctoral thesis (Dr. phil.). From 2002 to 2003 she worked as editor at the WDR. Since 2003 she has been working as a freelance journalist, moderator and author. Her texts have been published by the German daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, the German weekly “Die Zeit” and “Der Freitag” She frequently moderates discussions and conferences on agriculture, ecology and sustainability. Her book “Die Wegwerfkuh” (The Throw Away Cow) was published in 2015. Her latest book deals with the loss of biodiversity and what to do against it: “Das Sterben der anderen” (2019).