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2018.03.20 | Knowledge exchange

Danish food industry gets a new powerhouse in Aarhus

When Aarhus University cuts the first sod for the new food science buildings in north of Aarhus, it is the start of the formation of a significant research based between health and food research and the food industry. The groundbreaking event for the new Aarhus University building will take place on 20 March, where the Chairman of the Central…

2018.03.20 | Knowledge exchange

Strengthening of Danish food industry

The Danish food sector is placed third in size in the western world, and since 2009 Agro Food Park has focussed on becoming the innovation and growth centre for food in Denmark. With new facilities of 9,000 m2 Aarhus University will become a key part of the dynamic food cluster that has been created in Skejby in the northern part of Aarhus.

2018.01.29 | Research news

Consumer satisfaction with foods in retail industry on the increase

Generally, Danish consumers are satisfied with the quality of foods available in Danish grocery stores, and in recent years consumer satisfaction has increased. This is one of the findings of a recent DCA report “Quality index 2017”, prepared by researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University.

2018.01.29 | Research news

Men and women are equally good at cooking

In Danish households, men and women generally have equal cooking skills; however, women take the lead when it comes to baking and desserts. This appears from a recent report from Aarhus University.

2018.01.16 | Research news

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University examine whether washing with warmer water and using plant oils may help reduce waste.

2017.12.06 | Research news

Highly educated men are more positive to the notion of eating insects

About one third of Danish consumers are positive towards the notion of eating insects, and particularly men living in the Copenhagen area. The consumers prefer products containing processed insects instead of whole insects. A new report from Aarhus University demonstrates this.

When grass comprises a large proportion of a cow's feed it alters her milk composition. Photo: Colourbox

2017.12.01 | Research news

Milk from grass-fed cows can become a new, healthy and holistic organic luxury product

Organic dairy farming can become even greener if the milk is produced almost exclusively on grass-based feed. This type of production will the make both the milk and the organic production system healthier.

A lack of social interaction during meals has a negative effect on elderly people’s quality of life. Photo: Colourbox

2017.12.01 | Research news

Dinner groups help elderly people who have lost their cohabiting partner

When elderly people suddenly have to eat their daily meals alone, they experience a decline in their quality of life. However, dinner groups can have a positive effect on people who have lost a cohabiting partner. In a new study, Aarhus University takes a closer look at how changes in elderly people’s life situation impact their eating habits and…

Together with the Department of Food Science, the MAPP Centre contributes significant efforts to the research-based policy support provided by Aarhus University to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.21 | Awards

World-class research in consumer behaviour

An international review panel of experts has evaluated the MAPP Centre and ranked the centre as a world-leader in consumer behavior research within the food area. Among other things, the MAPP Centre contributes to the research-based policy support provided by DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture to the Ministry of Environment and Food of…

School meals may improve social relations. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.21 | Research news

Well-functioning framework for school meals equals healthier children

The availability of healthy and appetizing food is a prerequisite for ensuring that children eat healthy food at school; but the social environment also plays an important role. A recent report from Aarhus University investigates what it takes to introduce healthier food habits to school classes.

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