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As a starting point InnovateFood will use 12 actual problems formulated by the participating companies. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.02.27 | Food

Scientists and students set new examples regarding healthy food

InnovateFood is a new initiative that aims to provide the food industry with new knowledge from the universities in order to create new, innovative solutions within the food industry.

Professor Hanne C. Bertram has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize 2017 for her research of international excellence. (Photo: Ditte Valente/EliteForsk)

2017.02.22 | DCA

Prestigious Elite Researcher Prize awarded to food science researcher

Professor Hanne Christine Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize for her research into the correlation between diet and health. The prize is awarded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and goes to outstanding researchers under 45 years of age.

Wheat in Europe is at risk of infection from new variants of certain fungal diseases that the wheat plants have no resistance against. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.01 | DCA

Are we prepared if wheat stem rust spreads further north?

European wheat crops may be at risk from new races of the stem rust disease, and call for increased research and surveillance. Aarhus University plays a central role by hosting the Global Rust Reference Center.

Researchers have mapped which genes in the plant Barbarea vulgaris influence its unique abilities to lure and kill certain insects. Photo: Enrico Blasutto

2017.02.08 | DCA

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen map death trap genes

Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.

We become more and more individualised in our wishes and needs. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 | DCA

How do food and meals affect the quality of life among the elderly?

A new study shows that elderly people’s satisfaction with meals in their own home correlates closely with their degree of self-sufficiency.

Big data come from thousands of machines performing the same procedures repeatedly.

2017.01.30 | DCA

When machines become intelligent

With the aid of big data we can develop machines with artificial intelligence that can make their own field treatment decisions. The challenge now is to collect data and make these available for innovation.

The right amounts of nitrogen help assure optimal grasslands. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 | DCA

Nitrogen application in grass-clover and grass seed needs the right balance

New technology will help farmers maintain the balance between too much and too little nitrogen in grass-clover and grass seed fields to the benefit of the crops and the environment.

Soy beans often contain glyphosate residues. A new project will examine potential effects when farm animals are exposed to glyphosate residues via the feed. Photo: Colourbox.  
In the project, the effect of glyphosate on the microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract and on mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity. Photo: Colourbox.

2017.02.03 | Anis

Can glyphosate residues in the feed affect the health of farm animals?

Scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University have received a 10-mio DDK grant from the VELUX FOUNDATIONS for a project examining whether residues of glyphosate in the feed will affect the health of farm animals.

A simple urine sample can reveal more about your health than you might think. Photo: Aarhus University

2017.01.20 | Food

Your health is in focus

Cheese, chicken, and bread rich in fibre: our bodies react differently to different foods. A group of experts from Aarhus University are surveying the relation between food and health.

By delving into large amounts of data researchers can gain new insights into hitherto undiscovered relations to the benefit of eg. agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.19 | Agro

Finding new clues: Improved number crunching can help agriculture

Looking for connections, correlations and relationships in the big picture with the aid of advanced statistical methods and data mining can help agriculture to prepare for climate change and other big issues.

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