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Most of the food thrown away consists of bread, fruit and vegetables. Photo: Colourbox

2018.04.17 | DCA

Consumers are motivated to reduce food waste

Motivation and the opportunity to save money may be the key to reduce food waste in Danish households. This is the conclusion of a recent report from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University. The report examines the Danes’ perceptions of food waste and their behaviour.

Data from the indicator "Pesticide Load" can be used for a number of purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2018.04.16 | Agro

Measuring pesticides for their potential effects on health and the environment

Evaluation of pesticides based on knowledge of their potential risks to human health, environmental fate and environmental impact has several benefits.

A new feedstuff table makes it possible to choose feedstuffs for cattle according to sustainability. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.04.13 | Agro

Feeding cattle sustainably – here is some help

A new report lists sustainability values for a wide range of feedstuffs for cattle.

2018.04.11 | DCA

Organic pig production research seminar: Pig health and welfare in eco-efficient organic systems

On June 13, 2018, you can get the latest knowledge on how to reduce piglet mortality, improve health and welfare for weaning piglets and growing-finishing pigs, at the same time reducing the environmental impact. Knowledge gaps and research needs will be discussed at the end of the day. Researchers from Aarhus University will present the projects.

The new building will be a key presence in Agro Food Park with its more than 9,000 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and other research facilities. The building is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. (Ill: CF Møller/AU).

2018.03.20 | Food

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…

During her project at HortiAdvice Scandinavia, BSc student Maria Zita Salvesen examined how basil could become more chill-tolerant. Photo: Maria Zita Salvesen

2018.03.22 | Food

Young talents collaborate with the food industry

Students and industry support each other in the development of new solutions for the Danish food industry. With the new building for the Department of Food Science in Agro Food Park in Aarhus N, the distance between the university and the industry becomes even shorter.

There is an increased demand for resource efficient and innovative food production. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.20 | Food

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.

Aarhus University possesses significant experience with research-based policy support to the authorities on animal welfare. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.27 | DCA

Aarhus University becomes an international reference centre for animal welfare

Together with two research institutions in Germany and the Netherlands, researchers from the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University will run the first EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare. Among a strong competition field of European consortia, the department landed the assignment.

2018.03.07 | DCA

New project boosts the digital revolution in the agricultural sector

Digital agriculture has moved a significant step forward with the publication of a new software tool developed by Aarhus University with a number of international partners. The tool will promote real interoperability between agricultural machinery, sensors and software.

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from Aarhus University intiated the workshop with his presentation on the calculation of nitrogen leaching. Photo: Michael Strangholt

2018.03.21 | DCA

Aarhus University organises open workshop on the calculation model used in the Agricultural Package

Following the intense debate in relation to Aarhus University’s NLES4 model for nitrogen leaching, the university organised an open workshop with presentations from Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, the Danish society for Nature Conservation and SEGES. The presentations gave rise to an animated debate.

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