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07 SEP

Antioxidants in bladderwrack seaweed can make foods taste better

Bladderwrack seaweed from Danish waters contains antioxidants, which can effectively prevent fatty acids from becoming rancid in a number of products. This is the finding...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health-promoting compounds
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25 AUG

Mapping foods’ DNA can reveal fraud

Mapping a food’s DNA could in the future be used as a tool to check that the product contains the ingredients stated on the ingredient list. Equipment to map the...

Genes and genomes Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
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23 AUG

WHO recognizes the National Food Institute's genomics research

The World Health Organization, WHO, has appointed the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, as its first ever Collaborating Centre for Genomics. As...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Antibiotikaresistens
18 AUG

Danish input into European recommendation on antimicrobial use

Danish input has contributed to a recommendation that farmers in the EU reduce their use of medicines containing the antimicrobial colistin by more than half. Colistin...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals
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11 AUG

Better data on the occurrence of resistant bacteria in Europe

National reference laboratories in EU’s member states have improved their ability to determine the occurrence of resistance in different bacterial species. The National...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
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20 JUL

Danish expertise makes African camel milk safer

Danish expertise in milk production and food safety is being put to good use in a Danish development project, which aims to make African camel milk safer to drink and to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
Norovirus. Photo: CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey, PhD
12 JUL

New method reveals where viruses hide

A method that can detect different disease-causing viruses on surfaces like countertops and fixtures, has been developed in a project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
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29 JUN

Compounds in meat may be carcinogenic

Population studies indicate a possible link between intake of meat and cancer. Meat may contain carcinogens, but it is also an important nutritional source of iron. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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27 JUN

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
21 JUN

Two new DTU doctors

Two new doctoral theses from DTU are set to take us on a journey across the seven seas to examine fish larvae, and into the laboratory to push microscopic materials to...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Superconductors
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
16 JUN

Course on antimicrobial resistance taught in global classroom

Students from around the world can now attend a free online course to learn how bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobials and how to use the most common methods to...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
07 JUN

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to the establishment of...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Food production
Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
01 JUN

Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
Thyroid hormon molekyle
29 APR

Using computers to detect more endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, are developing computer models to predict which of the many chemicals in our food, environment...

Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
26 APR

New extraction methods to reduce seaweed industry waste

Danish companies aim to extract and sell more of the valuable compounds in seaweed and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is going to help the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
19 APR

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour. These...

Food safety Health and diseases
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12 APR

New method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs

A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
07 APR

The Strait of Gibraltar proves no obstacle for eels

It is a myth that eels from the Mediterranean cannot swim out through the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to European eel stocks, recent tagging experiments show. ...

Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Marine research
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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