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2018
10 JAN

Masterclass on sustainability in food production

Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen from the National Food Institute gives the presentation "From Waste to Resource" at a masterclass held by the Danish Food Cluster at the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
02 JAN

Danish input into U.S. roadmap to reduce antimicrobial use

A new policy roadmap aimed at reducing the U.S. farming sector’s use of antimicrobials vital to treating sick humans, draws on Denmark’s experience in this area.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2017
20 DEC

Invitation to Professor Charlotte Jacobsen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how better utilization of marine resources can help to feed the world’s population. 

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
13 DEC

Chicken still main source of campylobacter infections in Denmark

Almost half of all campylobacter infections in Denmark are caused by consumption of domestic chicken meat, but dogs and contaminated seawater also cause a smaller proportion...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
30 NOV

Risk assessments yesterday, today and tomorrow

Symposium brings together 300 participants to focus on past, present and future challenges in risk assessments. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
23 NOV

Danish crops are more often free from pesticide residues

The annual Pesticide Report 2016 from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, shows once again...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
21 NOV

Prize awarded for battle against global food challenges

On Monday 20 November, Frank Møller Aarestrup received the Nils Foss Excellence Prize 2017 for his groundbreaking research within the field of antimicrobial resistance...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
03 NOV

HRH The Crown Prince inaugurates new building complex

The inauguration of DTU’s new building complex—which brings together a large part of the University’s research environment within life sciences and bioengineering—was kicked...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
31 OCT

Celebrating the PhD graduates of 2017

Researcher Jianming Liu from the National Food Institute received a Young Researcher Award for his recently completed thesis, when some 170 PhD graduates attended the...

23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
10 OCT

Prize for innovative food research on the way to DTU

On 20 November 2017, the Nils Foss Excellence Prize will be awarded to an internationally recognized researcher for achievement within food science innovation and research...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
05 OCT

Antimicrobial use in Danish animals continues downward trend

The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
14 SEP

Novel way of identifying chemicals in paper and board packaging

A novel approach to identify problematic chemicals in food contact materials made from paper and board has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
09 AUG

Monograph on ten veterinary drugs coming up

A toxicologist from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed by the UN’s World Health Organization, WHO, to join a group of food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
02 AUG

Learn about whole genome sequencing - for free

With just a few clicks of a mouse, students around the world can access a free online course on whole genome sequencing – an approach that allows a microorganism’s entire...

Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes
13 JUL

Risk benefit assessments on the agenda in Europe

A European expert network is going to further develop and promote the use of risk benefit assessment to determine whether a food is generally good or bad for people’s...

Food, fish and agriculture
06 JUL

Disease burden of congenital toxoplasmosis in Denmark quantified

Congenital toxoplasmosis – an infection passed on from mother to fetus – has a high disease burden per case. However, only a relatively small number of cases occur each...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
29 JUN

Campylobacter to blame for most foodborne infections in Denmark

Campylobacter is to blame for more than 4,600 foodborne infections in Denmark and is thus still the most common cause of foodborne disease. This is one of the findings...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
01 JUN

Global food safety on the agenda

Professionals from all over the world are gathered in Sweden and Denmark at a conference focusing on how the use of science and technology can enhance food safety globally...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
29 MAY

Great interest globally in online course on antimicrobial resistance

In just one year, more than 14,000 students from all over the world have learnt how bacteria develop and spread resistance and how to test bacteria for the presence of...

Food safety
23 MAY

LED lamps to provide better welfare in pig farms

LED lamps that give pigs an extra dose of vitamin D are being designed with the aim of reducing mortality in piglets and increasing welfare in sows during pregnancy...

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals Food production
19 MAY

“Beer is polytechnology”

DTU Brewery’s founder—Preben Bøje Hansen—is 61 and still busy developing the noble art of beer brewing.

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
Photo: Marianne Vang Ryde
18 MAY

Beer is really just a by-product

At DTU Brewery, the students draw on several study programmes to learn about food equipment, hygiene, and processes. We went along to watch Rasmus carry out his first brewing...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 APR

First working day in DTU’s biggest new build

Employees from DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet are now taking DTU’s biggest ever new build into use.

07 APR

Ingredients—a quiet success story

With 14 per cent of the global market and a revenue of up to DKK 35 billion (EUR 470 million), the Danish ingredients industry has relatively unnoticed developed into a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
06 APR

Invitation to Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture on Friday 5 May 2017. Ioannis S. Chronakis...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
05 APR

The National Food Institute is closed during Easter week

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is moving and as such is closed from Monday 10 April through to Wednesday 12 April 2017. During the Easter...

28 MAR

Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient

Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
21 MAR

Detecting salmonella in pork meat twice as fast

A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, halves the time it takes slaughterhouses to test for disease-causing salmonella...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
23 FEB

The body does not absorb genetic material from our food

A study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture
14 FEB

Conference on global solutions to food safety challenges

The GoFood conference will focus on global solutions to some of the world's most pressing food safety challenges. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
02 FEB

Denmark occupies unfavourable Nordic first place for smoking and alcohol

Denmark occupies an unfavourable first place as the Nordic country where most adults smoke daily and most frequently drink alcohol. These are some of the key findings...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
26 JAN

Towards global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Analysis of waste water from 100 countries worldwide will be used to monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in up to half the world’s population. This is...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
25 JAN

More obese adults in the Nordic region

More adults in the Nordic region have become obese. This is one of the key findings of the second Nordic monitoring of diet, physical activity and overweight headed by...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
24 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Students from all over the world will spend part of their summer in Denmark learning how the One Health concept is used to tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
19 JAN

More Nordic adults have an unhealthy diet

More adults in the Nordic region have an unhealthy diet. This is one of the key findings of the second Nordic monitoring of diet, physical activity and overweight headed...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
17 JAN

More and better ingredients for demanding consumers

New groups of consumers with strong purchasing power are increasing the demand for sustainable, climate-friendly ingredients that improve the food itself and increase its...

Food, fish and agriculture
16 JAN

Knowledge about nutrition and dietary habits on the menu

For more than 30 years the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied changes in the Danish dietary habits and mapped out nutrients in the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
05 JAN

Improved lactic acid bacteria will result in better tasting cheeses and more efficient...

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) provide many dairy products with the right taste, consistency and shelf life. In a new project, aroma producing LAB will be used to improve the...

Health-promoting compounds Food technology Food, fish and agriculture
2016
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
20 DEC

DTU's new crown jewel

DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet have just been given the keys to their new domicile at Lyngby Campus. The departments expect to move into their new facilities over the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
06 DEC

Making a profit from brewery waste streams

Breweries can secure further earnings with a newly developed compact filter, which gently and economically extracts fiber, protein, sugar, antioxidants and vitamins from...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
01 DEC

Foodborne salmonella infections in Denmark reach historic low

A record low number of foodborne salmonella cases were registered in Denmark in 2015. While travel remains the leading cause of salmonella infections, no cases have been...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
30 NOV

Combating disease-causing microorganisms for decades

Denmark has a high level of food safety, yet every year disease-causing microorganisms in food cause illness in a significant number of Danes. For more than 30 years...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
29 NOV

Monitoring antimicrobial use in Denmark important in the fight against resistance

Denmark has monitored the use of antimicrobials and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among animals, humans and foods for the past 20 years, making it possible...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
24 NOV

Click for chemistry

A few mouse clicks—and several microseconds later—you have access to a world of data on more than 600,000 chemical structures.

Food safety Environmental chemistry
23 NOV

Danish produce contains fewest pesticide residues

Danish consumers can ensure a diet containing fewer pesticide residues by choosing fruit and vegetable items that carry the Danish flag. This is the finding of the annual...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
18 NOV

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects...

Health and diseases
15 NOV

Further reduction in antimicrobial use in Danish animals

Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
08 NOV

New partnership aims to advance global food safety

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has joined forces with Lund University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Bologna in...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
18 OCT

Is it really vanilla?

Whether vanilla has been grown in nature or has been synthetically produced can be revealed with the help of an analytical method developed at the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology
20 SEP

The beer for gluten allergy sufferers and people who hate beer

A beer made with unmalted oats at the DTU Brewery is probably the world’s first gluten-free beer produced exclusively with this grain. Because of its uncharacteristic...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
15 SEP

Prize for predicting chemicals’ harmful effects without animal testing

Computer models developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can predict many of the harmful effects caused by different chemical substances...

Mathematical modelling Food, fish and agriculture
07 SEP

Antioxidants in bladderwrack seaweed can make foods taste better

Bladderwrack seaweed from Danish waters contains antioxidants, which can effectively prevent fatty acids from becoming rancid in a number of products. This is the finding...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health-promoting compounds
05 SEP

Pesticide load still lowest in Danish crops

Danish fruits and vegetables generally have a lower pesticide load than similar imported crops on the Danish market. This is the finding of a study which the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
31 AUG

Plant based food supplements are seen as a kind of 'insurance'

Among users of plant based dietary supplements a belief in an alleged beneficial health effect is the predominant motivation for taking the supplements. Many see the...

Nutrition and dietary habits
25 AUG

Mapping foods’ DNA can reveal fraud

Mapping a food’s DNA could in the future be used as a tool to check that the product contains the ingredients stated on the ingredient list. Equipment to map the DNA...

Genes and genomes Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
23 AUG

WHO recognizes the National Food Institute's genomics research

The World Health Organization, WHO, has appointed the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, as its first ever Collaborating Centre for Genomics. As...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
18 AUG

Danish input into European recommendation on antimicrobial use

Danish input has contributed to a recommendation that farmers in the EU reduce their use of medicines containing the antimicrobial colistin by more than half. Colistin...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals
11 AUG

Better data on the occurrence of resistant bacteria in Europe

National reference laboratories in EU’s member states have improved their ability to determine the occurrence of resistance in different bacterial species. The National...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
09 AUG

Special topic portal highlights fight against antimicrobial resistance

Denmark's experience in reducing antimicrobial consumption and resistance over the past 20 years is often highlighted as a good example around the world. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
20 JUL

Danish expertise makes African camel milk safer

Danish expertise in milk production and food safety is being put to good use in a Danish development project, which aims to make African camel milk safer to drink and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
12 JUL

New method reveals where viruses hide

A method that can detect different disease-causing viruses on surfaces like countertops and fixtures, has been developed in a project at the National Food Institute...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
07 JUL

Butylparaben can have several endocrine disrupting effects

Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen – have more endocrine disrupting effects than previously thought...

Health and diseases
05 JUL

Special topic portal on chemicals’ harmful effects

Research carried out by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, into the many thousands of chemical substances that people may be exposed, is contributing...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
29 JUN

Compounds in meat may be carcinogenic

Population studies indicate a possible link between intake of meat and cancer. Meat may contain carcinogens, but it is also an important nutritional source of iron. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
27 JUN

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
21 JUN

Good match can create growth in Denmark's seaweed industry

Some of the business people, who are gathered from all corners of the world at an international symposium on seaweed in Copenhagen, will be able to travel home with a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
16 JUN

Course on antimicrobial resistance taught in global classroom

Students from around the world can now attend a free online course to learn how bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobials and how to use the most common methods to...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
13 JUN

Visit food.dtu.dk’s new special topic portals

Antimicrobial resistance, nutrition and dietary habits, chemical exposure, risk assessment and disease-causing microorganisms. These are the headings for five new special...

07 JUN

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to the establishment...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Food production
01 JUN

Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
11 MAY

Invitation to Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture on Friday 3 June 2016. Tine Hald will give a lecture on...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
29 APR

Using computers to detect more endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, are developing computer models to predict which of the many chemicals in our food, environment...

Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
26 APR

New extraction methods to reduce seaweed industry waste

Danish companies aim to extract and sell more of the valuable compounds in seaweed and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is going to help...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
18 APR

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour...

Food safety Health and diseases
12 APR

New method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs

A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
11 APR

Facts about inorganic arsenic in food

Inorganic arsenic is carcinogenic according to the World Health Organization, WHO. Rice and rice products are a significant source of inorganic arsenic in Denmark and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
French ambassador François Zimeray and Henrik C. Wegener at the ceremony at the French embassy in Copenhagen. Photo: the French embassy.
11 APR

DTU's Provost becomes knight of French order

DTU's Executive Vice President and Provost, Henrik Wegener, has been appointed Knight of the French order l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of the Academic Palms).

Food, fish and agriculture
04 APR

International symposium serves up latest research on seaweed

The latest research about seaweed is on the programme when researchers and industry meet at the 22 nd  International Seaweed Symposium on 19-24 June 2016 in Copenhagen...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety Health-promoting compounds
30 MAR

Risk-benefit assessment: How healthy is our food?

Food affects your health, but to what extent particular foods are good or bad is often not clear. Therefore, it is relevant to do a scientific risk-benefit assessment...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
29 MAR

Knowledge of bacteria’s origin and spread can prevent disease

Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 is an aggressive type of bacteria, which is particularly problematic because it has developed resistance to a number of antimicrobials and...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
17 MAR

EFSA’s cooperation with Danish stakeholders in the area of food

Cooperation between European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, and Danish stakeholders in the area of food is on the agenda during EFSA Executive Director Bernhard Url’s visit...

Food, fish and agriculture
16 MAR

Using waste water to prevent infectious diseases

Waste water samples from all over the world are arriving at National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, to reveal how many disease-causing microorganisms...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
15 MAR

Private investor helped DTU idea take off

The company Saxocon was born of a good idea and an enterprising investor. And the researchers behind the idea voluntarily declined to be directly involved in the project...

Medicine and medico technology Chemistry
07 MAR

Many Danes take dietary supplements although few need them

Six out of ten Danes take a dietary supplement even though the majority has an adequate intake of most vitamins and minerals from their diet alone. For many the use of...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
11 FEB

Transition to family food determines infants’ gut bacteria

It is the transition to eating the family’s food and not the weight of the mother that has the greatest impact on the composition of gut bacteria in nine-month-old children...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits
08 FEB

Conference puts the spotlight on vitamins

Participate in the 4th International Vitamin Conference. Speakers from Denmark, USA, Australia, India, Ireland and United Kingdom among other countries present the latest...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
04 FEB

Amish adults take twice as many steps as Danes

Danish adults take more steps than Americans but less than Australians – and considerably less than Amish adults in Canada. This is one of the findings from a comparison...

Nutrition and dietary habits
01 FEB

Learn how One Health promotes a healthier world

Students from around the world will gather in Denmark this summer to learn how the One Health concept can be used to solve problems of relevance to the health and wellbeing...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
28 JAN

Danish women are less physically active

One in three Danes are classified as physically inactive according to data from the Danish National Survey of Diet and Physical Activity from the National Food Institute...

Nutrition and dietary habits
20 JAN

Weight-loss supplements containing raspberry ketone may be harmful

If your trousers are feeling a little too tight post-Christmas and a weight-loss supplement seems tempting in an attempt to shed the extra weight, researchers from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Computer calculations Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
06 JAN

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht will...

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2015
10 DEC

New and improved access to Danish food data

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has launched a new database for food data in Denmark. Fødevaredata, as the database is called, is a mobile...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
09 DEC

Research to close knowledge gaps on burden of disease

Official statistics on foodborne diseases only show the tip of the iceberg because only a few of the people who get sick from something they have eaten go to see a doctor...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
03 DEC

New technology traces resistance gene quickly

A new resistance gene has been found in coli bacteria among pigs, broiler meat and humans in China. Bacteria with the same resistance gene have now also been found in...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Data analysis Bacteria and microorganisms

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