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World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the basis for our life: agricultural soil - as do scientists from Aarhus University year round. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.29 | Agro

World Soil Day focuses on the very basis of life: soil

Research at Aarhus University contributes to protecting agricultural soil, which is challenged by modern management. The UN’s World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the threats to soil quality.

As a consumer, if you complain about being misled, by definition you are not, as you are aware that something is wrong. Photo: Colourbox

2016.12.14 | DCA

Food fiction - when are food product claims misleading?

How do you examine if consumers are being misled by clever ad copy on groceries? It is actually more difficult than you might think. Researchers at the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University have a useful method on the way.

2016.11.25 | DCA

AU workshop on past nitrogen loads

Workshop brought experience with estimation of nitrogen loads in the year 1900 into focus.

The intelligent sowing system was presented as a three-star European New Product at Agromek in 2016. Photo: AgroIntelli

2017.08.10 | Agro

Researchers from Aarhus University have provided input to development of an Agromek three-star New Product

One of Agromek’s three-star European New Products in 2016 was developed with input from researchers from Aarhus University. The new product is a system that automatically controls sowing depth with the aid of sensors.

A current project focuses on mealworms because they can be a viable alternative to other protein sources. Photo: Teknologisk Institut

2017.08.08 | Anis

The insects are coming!

Denmark will be the pioneering country for sustainable industrial insect production for food and feed. This is the goal of a new project in which researchers from Aarhus University, in collaboration with colleagues and the industry, will use organic by-products and waste products to raise insects on a large scale.

Lotus japonicus is a legume that invites nitrogen-fixing bacteria in a newly discovered way.

2016.11.21 | DCA

Legumes lure certain bacteria

Legumes can to a certain extent determine which nitrogen-fixing bacteria they want to enter into a symbiotic relationship with. This knowledge can benefit agriculture.

New research shows that it is possible to reduce the salt content in cheese without negative effects on its quality. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.14 | Food

Moving away from salty cheese

The salt content of the classical Danish cheese Danbo can be reduced by more than 25 percent without no adverse effect on the cheese’s taste or texture. This recent research finding may help the cheese obtain the official Danish health quality stamp “Nøglehulsmærket”.

2016.11.14 | DCA

Scientists and industry develop autonomous feeding robots

Scientists and industry have developed the world’s first autonomous robot to be fixed directly onto the present feeding machines in mink farms.

2017.09.12 | Food

Beef can lower your blood pressure

Recent research shows that matured meat develops peptides that regulate blood pressure. This could potentially pave the way for development of new biofunctional ingredient.

Photo: Kristian Meier

2016.11.04 | DCA

Rainbow trout breeding will be targeted different production environments in the world

With the use of genomic selection, Danish researchers will target their breeding of rainbow trout towards adaptations to different production environments worldwide. This could pave the way for an even larger export of eggs from rainbow trout.

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