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Tallerken og bestik
23 APR

What effect is the corona pandemic having on what Danes eat?

Closing down Denmark has turned Danes’ daily routines upside down. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has set out to study the changes...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Jordklode på en gaffel. Foto: Colourbox.dk
08 JAN

A healthy and sustainable diet should also be safe to eat

The UN has published a set of guiding principles for the composition of a diet that is both healthy and sustainable. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits
2019
Image: Colourbox.dk
06 NOV

A 360º view of the effects of foods

By exploring both the beneficial and the harmful health-related properties in foods, consumers and authorities become better equipped to predict the health effects of individual...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
2016
Photo: Colourbox
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...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Colourbox.com
31 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 to...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Colourbox
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
2014
Photo: Bent Johnsen / University of Copenhagen
22 DEC

More knowledge needed to ensure safe use of botanicals in food

The challenges related to assessing the safety of botanicals in foods and food supplements and regulating their use were highlighted at a conference held in Denmark in...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
16 DEC

Many children and adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks

When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine. When their caffeine intake from other sources such as cola and chocolate is included...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Bent Johnsen / University of Copenhagen
31 OCT

Last chance to register for the conference on botanicals in food

The registration deadline for next month's conference on the use of botanicals in food supplements and foods has been extended until 10 November in order to give more people...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Bent Johnsen / University of Copenhagen
10 SEP

Conference on botanicals in food – here is the programme

Botanicals have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements and are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However, some botanicals may...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Bent Johnsen / University of Copenhagen
16 JUL

Conference on botanicals in food – save the date

Botanicals have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements and are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However, some botanicals may...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Photo: Colourbox.com
07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
10 APR

Better methods for integrated assessment of food

Quantitative methods for assessing food and estimating disease burden are significant for understanding the combined effect of hazardous and beneficial substances in food...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food quality Food safety Food production Health-promoting compounds Nutrition and dietary habits
2013
PhD defence on food enrichment
20 FEB

PhD defence on food enrichment

The National Food Institute invites to Henna Lu Fung Sieng’s PhD defence on the applicability of marine phospholipids intended for food enrichment. The defence takes place...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Health-promoting compounds Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health and diseases
2012
When does food constitute a health risk?
21 SEP

When does food constitute a health risk?

Our food products contain various nutrients necessary to us humans, but some foods might contain harmful substances as well. Before sounding the alarm, the authorities...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Health-promoting compounds

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28 NOVEMBER 2020