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2016.10.20 | Research news

Onions snitch about their ails

Aarhus University carries out research on promoting resource efficiency in all parts of the food chain. This includes a large project in which researchers and the industry are collaborating to prevent discarding several tons of onions annually. The aim is to make onions tell about their diseases before it is too late.

2016.10.14 | Research news

Growing interest in vintage varieties

There is a growing interest in old varieties of fruit, vegetables and cereals. This is the experience at both the Nordic Gene Bank (NordGen) and Aarhus University’s horticultural research site in Aarslev who administer the national collection of vegetatively-propagated vegetables.

2016.10.03 | Research news

New research: Danish organic products unknown to German consumers

Germany is the most important export market for Danish organic products, but now a new study shows that German consumers are largely unfamiliar with Danish organic products. This has consequences for the Danish export strategy for the German market, explains Professor John Thøgersen from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University.

2016.09.27 | Research news

Uo to 14 units of alcohol does not harm fertility

Women who abstain from drinking alcohol do not become pregnant faster. In fact, they can drink up to 14 units of alcohol a week without this in itself affecting their ability to have children. This is shown by the SnartForældre.dk research project from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

2016.09.27 | Education news

FOOD & INGREDIENTS SUMMER SCHOOL

In close collaboration with representatives from both small and large food companies in Denmark, the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University offers a summer course with focus on food. The course will be held in August 2017 in Aarhus Denmark

2016.09.26 | Research news

Small country, big success: Retailers combat food waste in Denmark

Here's a big success in a small country: Danish retailers have become major players in endeavors to curb food waste, providing an example of how sustainability can be achieved with relatively modest means.

2016.08.09 | Research news

New research method opens up the possibility of customizing breast milk for premature children in the future

There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference evens out after a few weeks.

2016.08.08 | Knowledge exchange

Food expertise from Eastern Jutland marketed internationally

12 municipalities in East Jutland have initiated a marketing campaign to strengthen the food producers’ opportunities to attract more investors, cooperation partners and labour to East Jutland. Aarhus University is a major partner in this campaign as its innovative environment attracts knowledge intensive companies.

2016.07.17 | Research news

Specific messages to teach consumers to eat a varied diet

Variety is important, but do we actually know what it means? Not quite, according to a new study from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University. The study sends an important message to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and other authorities and organisations that consumers find it difficult to judge what constitutes a varied diet.

2016.07.04 | Research news

Improved knowledge of shelf life of food

We should avoid food waste but, on the other hand, not risk food poisoning from eating food that is way past its sell-by date. Scientists from Aarhus University have examined how well the Danes know the different types of shelf life labels.

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