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20 FEB

Danes eat most unhealthily on Saturdays and exercise the least on Sundays

Compared with a normal weekday, Danes consume 20% more calories on Saturdays and are 20% less physically active on Sundays, according to data from the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Corynebacterium glutamicum. Foto: www.biology101.org
24 JAN

Bacteria increase the sweetness of milk sugar sixfold

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have found a way to transform milk sugar in dairy by-products into a sugar syrup, which is six times as sweet as the...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food production Food technology
Copyright: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
15 JAN

Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

An online tool developed at the Technical University of Denmark can assess the risk of a mixture effect occurring when people are exposed simultaneously to several chemicals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Vegansk 'yoghurt'. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
14 JAN

Vegan ‘yogurt’ made with lactic acid bacteria from plants

Researchers at DTU have identified lactic acid bacteria from Danish plants, which can be used to make a 100% vegan yogurt alternative with just three ingredients.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
Foto: Shutterstock
09 JAN

New device detects diseases in poultry

With a new portable device, it is possible to detect salmonella, campylobacter, and avian influenza in poultry and food production in less than one hour.

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Food production Food safety Livestock diseases
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
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19 DEC

Sustainable foods with less power consumption, less raw material use, and less...

To make it possible to feed the growing world population, rethinking the food industry’s production processes is imperative. The National Food Institute helps the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Havvand. Foto: Colourbox.dk
17 DEC

Less water from sea or field to plate

A food product’s journey from sea or field to plate requires water. Industrial food production can utilize water in a more sustainable way by using less potable water...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
Fisk. Foto: Colourbox.dk
12 DEC

The waste from seafood to become the sustainable foods of the future

In order to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we should utilize the ocean’s resources and create nutritional foods from the seafood industry&rsquo...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10 DEC

Antimicrobial resistance expert at DTU among the world’s most influential researchers

Professor and antimicrobial resistance expert Frank Møller Aarestrup from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is among the most influential...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Genes and genomes
Xanthan gummi chitosan nanofibre. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
05 DEC

Nano-designed ingredients with improved properties

The National Food Institute uses carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids to develop natural so-called nano-microstructured ingredients, which the food industry can use to produce...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
Photo: Colourbox.dk
04 DEC

Good compliance with pesticide rules in the Danish food supply

Of the 2,121 food samples that were tested as part of the Danish pesticide control in 2018, six of the samples, which exceeded the permitted limit were considered to be...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Fermentor / Foto: Mikal Schlosser
03 DEC

Cell factories produce milk protein without the use of a cow

Take a residual product from the food industry and instead of discarding it, look at it as a side stream and use it to develop a new food. The National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
 Blæretang / Foto: Colourbox.dk
02 DEC

The hunt for nature’s own additives

In general, aromas, emulsifiers, and preservatives do not make up a large part of our foods. However, they make a big difference for their taste, texture, and shelf life...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
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29 NOV

Insects’ safe journey to the dinner table

The production of insects emits 100 times less CO2 than the production of cattle. Thus, insects are an excellent protein source for sustainable and healthy foods and for...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
Photo: Colourbox.com
28 NOV

Enough professionals to assess the toxicity of chemicals

A Nordic initiative aims to ensure a sufficient number of professionals in the Nordic countries, who can help protect the health of humans and our environment from harmful...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Vegansk mousse / Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
27 NOV

From idea to product – make your own foods

Do you have an idea for an innovative food that you want to get market-ready? The Ecotrophelia course at DTU, which takes place in the evenings during the spring semester...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Skin / Image: National Food Institute
26 NOV

Food allergy may develop through the skin

Food allergy not only develops after ingestion of food. What we put on our skin and in our hair can also cause allergies. The more knowledge we have about how allergies...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases

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