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2020
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
Nets. Photo: Plastix A/S.
15 MAY

Nine recommendations to limit ghost nets in the sea

Nordic network makes recommendations on how to limit ghost fishing and pollution of the sea due to lost fishing gear.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Waste management
Cows in the fiels (Photo: Kasper Nymann/Colourbox)
05 MAY

Autonomous systems to weed out organic weeds

Leading researchers in robotics will develop an autonomous robot to be trained using artificial intelligence to find and eradicate weeds in organic fields.

Robot technology and automation Food, fish and agriculture
Tallerken og bestik
23 APR

What effect is the corona pandemic having on what Danes eat?

Closing down Denmark has turned Danes’ daily routines upside down. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has set out to study the changes...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Image: Joachim Rode
11 MAR

New ways to obtain data on problematic substances in food

Research from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, will make it easier, faster and cheaper to generate data on problematic substances in food.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Photo: Colourbox.com
05 MAR

DTU helps boost resistance surveillance in Africa and Asia

In three new projects, the Technical University of Denmark, is helping African countries to implement whole genome sequencing and assisting the Asian region in getting...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
25 FEB

If 350 grams of fish is good for you – is 700 grams twice as good?

Risk-benefit assessments are a new method that balances the positive and negative effects of foods on health. Senior Researcher Morten Poulsen is Head of DTU Food&rsquo...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Colourbox.com
10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
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
Copyright: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
15 JAN

Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

An online tool developed at the Technical University of Denmark can assess the risk of a mixture effect occurring when people are exposed simultaneously to several chemicals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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
21 NOV

DTU expands its international advisory services on antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a new reference centre...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
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
Tarmbakterier og sundhed
24 OCT

More knowledge on the role of gut bacteria in diet and health

A research project led by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, will generate more knowledge of the role gut microbiota plays when people react differently to the same...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
Ken H. Andersen. Photo: Mikal Schlosser.
18 OCT

New theory on fish ecology, evolution and exploitation

DTU researcher launches a new theory to model fish stocks and fish communities and applies it to current problems in fisheries science.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Mathematical modelling
Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
09 OCT

Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals and meat in Denmark is relatively stable, according to the annual DANMAP report.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Foto: Helle Falborg
03 OCT

New EU project on sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

Researchers look into whether organisms living deep in the oceans can be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way.

Food, fish and agriculture

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