New research is underway that aims to improve detection of seafood contaminants that could be used in prevention and to assess their impact on public health.
Obesity puts people at risk of type-2 diabetes. But new research aims to find a combined diet-exercise prescription for keeping the optimal body weight, which may help prevent the disease.
Relying on proteins from fast-growing insects such as maggots presents many advantages, but we need a better knowledge of these protein sources before they can be turned into animal feed
Health claims and symbols on food products could have a positive impact on public health. But there’s no clear view yet on what works best.
A new research projects studies the nutrition of babies and infants as a means to improve dietary recommendations to young mothers
Reducing the environmentally damaging fertilisers is one of the challenges of modern agriculture. A solution based on animal waste could be an option.
An automatic system to increase agricultural crop yield and simultaneously save resources
By being smarter about reusing our daily human waste, and turning it into a resource, it is now possible to reduce unsustainable fertiliser production
Scientists are now attempting to address the dietary habits of people with inadequate nutrition.
Dutch scientists are now tackling software based optimisation of plant growth in horticulture
Trying to optimise production and use of staple food such as cassava and yams in African and Asian countries could also involve cross-fertilisation of best practices across continents
Reaching forest sustainability is a challenge that could benefit from recently developed modelling tools designed to assist policy makers in their decisions
Plants tell time. And understanding the workings of their internal clocks can help us improve what we get from our crops.
Studies of the bioactive compounds found in apples aim to uncover compounds that have an ability to prevent or alter the risk of serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.
Studying what makes us want to eat, could help devise approaches to prevent obesity, which is becoming widespread in Europe
The public perception of who can provide safe food evolves all the time and is culturally dependent, whereas people have preferred information channels they’d like to rely on to gain food safety information.
Pan European food safety regulations leave a room for interpretation and could be more precise to help the food industry across Europe be more compliant.
Damage to industry brands linked to fraud is almost as important as food safety because of the impact on their public image, while the current measures to prevent fraud could still be improved.
In the wake of previous food scandals, the public no longer trusts the authorities or the food industry. Reversing the trend would require transparency regarding risk management.
Despite the robust traceability system adopted in Romania, the complexity of the supply chain multiplies the opportunities for fraudulent food to infiltrate the chain.
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