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Royal Greenland skalrejer
27 MAY

From Bachelor of Engineering student to PhD student

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has enrolled its first PhD student, who comes with a Bachelor of Engineering background. The aim of the PhD...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Fish and shellfish
A biosensor equipped with a nanochip can detect diarrhoea bacteria in piglets
20 FEB

Biosensor to reduce antimicrobial consumption for piglets

A biosensor equipped with a nanochip can detect diarrhoea bacteria in piglets and reduce agricultural consumption of antimicrobial agents.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Food production Innovation and product development
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
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
2019
Photo: Colourbox.com
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
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
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
Photo: Colourbox.com
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
12 NOV

Vitamin D-rich meat from pigs raised indoors under UVB lamps

Meat from pigs, who receive a daily dose of UVB light during the month prior to slaughter, contains up to 20 times the normal level of vitamin D, according to a study from...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Innovation and product development
E. coli bacteria / Image: CDC Image Library
22 OCT

Sour milk product to combat diarrhea in calves and increase animal welfare

A research project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, aims to develop a sour milk product that can prevent diarrhea in calves. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Livestock diseases Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Production animals
Forskere skal afdække, hvordan bakterier kan udnyttes til at skabe bedre afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
Mayonnaise enriched with an omega-3 high fat emulsion stabilized with milk protein and surfactants. Image: Thomas Breitenbach, Aarhus University
20 JUN

Caffeic acid can slow down oxidation of fish oil in foods

New knowledge from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can make it easier to add fish oil to fatty foods without them quickly going rancid.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Photo: DTU Aqua
27 MAY

Parasites hinder organic trout production

Optimum water conditions, hiding places for fish, and the prevention and reduction of parasites and bacteria to secure organic trout fry.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Aquaculture
Image: Colourbox.dk
27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
24 MAY

Organic mussels ready to be served on the Danes’ dinner tables

A longer harvest season, stable production and collaboration with the retail sector are to increase the Danes’ appetite for farmed mussels, which are being exported...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
23 MAY

Organic and delicious, but unknown in Denmark

Organic common mussels are easy to grow on ropes in Denmark. Nevertheless, few find their way to Danish consumers.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production