Food and nutrition

tackles projects related to agricultural products, animal husbandry and fishing

Innovation: Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste

Last update: 28.06.2014
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The transformation of fruit, vegetables, roots and dairy derivatives into animal feed and feed additives through cost-effective tools is the conceptual approach of the NOSHAN project. Food wastes are characterized for their nutritional potential, but also suitable technologies to stabilize them and convert them into suitable raw materials for bulk [...]

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Innovation: Coordination Of European Transnational Research In Organic Food And Farming Systems

Last update: 02.10.2013
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Three calls were published and projects selected and initiated. Fourteen projects initiated, hereoff one project funded by a real common pot. The call after COII has been prepared in terms of discussing thematic research areas and selection of the areas of highest priority for the partners. The challenge to secure [...]

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Innovation: Sustainable farm Management Aimed at Reducing Threats to SOILs under climate change

Last update: 27.08.2013
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SmartSOIL focuses on arable and mixed farming systems in Europe and will develop an innovative approach using the soil C flow and stocks concept to assess the impact of C management on crop productivity, soil organic C (SOC) stocks and other ecosystem services. SmartSOIL will develop a decision support tool [...]

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Innovation: High quality meat-like products

Last update: 22.08.2013
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The European LikeMeat project has developed meat surrogates from plant proteins. These meat surrogates have very similar structure to real meat, are more accepted by consumers than traditional meat substitutes, and make a contribution to sustainable food production. The plant-based products developed in the LikeMeat project provide comparable eating enjoyment [...]

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Innovation: Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception

Last update: 15.08.2013
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The ECsafeSEAFOOD project will monitor the presence of priority environmental contaminants in the environment and in seafood, prioritize those that are real hazards for human health, and assess the transfer of relevant priority environmental contaminants between the environment and seafood, taking into account the effect of climate change. The project [...]

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Innovation: Approaches on replacing sulphur dioxide as reducing and antimicrobial agents

Last update: 03.08.2013
Pre-Demo
Suitable compounds were identified and investigated within the application tests due to their previously shown anti-browning as well as antimicrobial activity. Sensorial analysis evaluated very low detection limits, and the inhibition potential was confirmed by dopachrome assay using commercial mushroom PPO. The MICs for the inhibition of selected microorganisms obtained [...]

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Innovation: Natural Antimicrobials For Innovative and Safe Packaging

Last update: 03.08.2013
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Development of innovative and safe packaging systems in order to increase fresh product shelf life by using two novel packaging technologies: antimicrobial active packaging and intelligent packaging for fresh fish, chicken, and minimally processed vegetables (MPVs). Development of a safety assessment methodology that includes the chemical characterization and toxicological profile [...]

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