Press releases

22 NOV

Antibiotic resistance in animals and meat is generally stable

The occurrence of antibiotic resistance in bacteria from food-producing animals and meat in Denmark was stable or decreasing in 2021. However, a few notable findings of...

Food safety
DK: Agarplade (antibiotikaresistens). Foto:  Mikkel Adsbøl | EN: agar plate (antibiotic resistance). Photo:  Mikkel Adsbøl
15 NOV

The consumption of antibiotics in animal production continues to fall

The reduction in antibiotic consumption in animals was particularly marked in 2021. Partly because of the two tonnes that are no longer used for mink, and partly because...

Bakterier på agarplade
12 OCT

Researchers build a 'Wikipedia’ for resistant bacteria

According to the WHO, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to public health. DTU researchers have created a new tool in the fight against resistant bacteria...

Food safety
30 AUG

New lactic acid bacteria make plant-based foods taste better

A new type of lactic acid bacteria, developed by researchers at DTU, can form natural butter flavor when grown in plant-based drinks such as soy and oat milk.

Food, fish and agriculture
23 AUG

Danes lost 30.000 years of healthy life due to COVID-19 in the first year of the...

Every Dane who died from covid-19 in 2020 lost an average of 13 healthy years of life according to new figures from DTU and SSI that show the burden of the disease.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
29 JUN

Warmer climates can lead to new diseases that infect humans through mosquitoes

New research has mapped the risk of five mosquito-borne diseases that could potentially lead to epidemics. It is one of the topics you can read about in the Annual Report...

Food safety
Sunde fødevarer
25 APR

Universities and companies are creating the food of the future

Several Danish universities and companies have joined forces to create a common high-tech laboratory platform - FOODHAY. Through new research infrastructure, FOODHAY will...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
DK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet | UK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Photo: National Food Institute
23 OCT

Gut microbes may help explain benefits of breastfeeding

Danish researchers have shown how gut bacteria, which are promoted by breastfeeding, may benefit the immune system in infants.

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
07 OCT

Critically important antimicrobials no longer used in livestock

The Danish cattle industry no longer uses third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins. As a result, these substances are no longer used in the production of Danish food...

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
30 JUN

Corona restrictions lead to fewer cases of foodborne illness

In 2020, far fewer Danes than usual were diagnosed with a foodborne illness. The sharp reduction in travel during the corona epidemic was the main reason for this decrease...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases