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DTU-National Food Institute

Bioactives – Analysis and Application

Charlotte Jacobsen discusses the Bioactives – Analysis and Application research group and its aims for sustainable food production.
smallest nanoparticles, technology

Researchers find way to make the smallest nanoparticles visible

Use of a new optical technology will now help scientists to see some of the smallest nanoparticles, measured at 25 nanometres in diameter.
animal food

Food waste will be transformed into animal food under UKRI-back project

A new project backed with £5.9 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will convert food waste into animal food using insects and carbon-cutting technology.
thai jasmine rice, farming

How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, explains how DNA technology can create a high-quality Thai Jasmine Rice.
plant protein fertilisers

Plant protein discovery could decrease our dependence on fertilisers

Researchers have discovered a protein in plant roots that could improve the tolerance of crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.
Rice Science Center

The Thailand Center of Excellence on Rice Precision Breeding for Food Security, Quality, and...

A collaboration between the National Center for Genetic Engineering (BIOTEC) and Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University, Thailand Rice could be crucial in helping to provide nutrition when feeding our species in the future. As the world’s population is projected to increase exponentially to nearly 10 billion people in the year...
sustainable food supply

High voltage agriculture creates sustainable food supply

Professor Koichi Takaki discusses how combining electricity and biology could create a sustainable food supply.
potato and tomato blights, multi actor research

Potato and tomato blights in Europe: Multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA directs our thoughts to potato and tomato blights in Europe and as such, argues that multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control.
green agriculture, legumes

Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes: Green agriculture and increased food security in Africa

Felix Dapare Dakora from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, provides a fascinating insight into the world of biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, including the opportunities for green agriculture and increased food security in Africa.
unhealthy food,

Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it.
Farming in Sweden

SSEC – successfully developing the food industry for over 7 years

SSEC has spent over 7 years working to improve upon national, regional and local food strategies in Sweden and is looking to continue to flourish.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
global obesity, nutrition transition

Global Obesity: A ticking time bomb

Here, Professor Barry M. Popkin and colleagues at the University of North Carolina (UNC) examine research on global obesity.
agricultural innovation, agritechnica 2019

Agritechnica 2019: Agricultural innovation in the field

Here, we discuss what to expect from Agritechnica 2019, an ongoing culmination of agricultural innovation in Hanover.
habitat loss in brazil, soy production

Soy production linked to habitat loss in Brazil

Researchers found that consumer markets for soy products have been linked to habitat loss in Brazil, suggesting a threat to biodiversity.
food shop, bacteria

British people waste one third of their food shop

The weekly food shop is a staple of British culture, but why is so much of it going to waste?
food waste

Food waste: How tech can eat away at our hefty problem

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go discusses how technology could be the solution to food waste in the UK.
handling food, food waste

How can we improve the efficiency of handling food to reduce food waste?

With up 90% of food wasted and lost before the product even reaches supermarket shelves Robin Travis, Managing Director at Renby Ltd explores how to improve the efficiency of handling food and erasing double handling.
food waste

Stop Food Waste Day: Brits throw away £494 million worth of food each week

Today is Stop Food Waste Day, and whilst cooking remains a favourite pastime in the UK, an average of £494 million worth of food is thrown away each week, reveals research from Gousto.
blockchain pilot, world bank project

World Bank blockchain pilot sows fresh narrative for Haiti’s farmers

AgriLedger, an agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, is working on a World Bank backed pilot that offers end-to-end full traceability through their platform to enable transparency along the value chain.

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