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Women are generally more willing to pay extra for good quality products than men. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.29 | DCA

Consumer satisfaction with foods in retail industry on the increase

Generally, Danish consumers are satisfied with the quality of foods available in Danish grocery stores, and in recent years consumer satisfaction has increased. This is one of the findings of a recent DCA report “Quality index 2017”, prepared by researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University.

It is generally more important to women than men that the family eats their meals together. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.29 | DCA

Men and women are equally good at cooking

In Danish households, men and women generally have equal cooking skills; however, women take the lead when it comes to baking and desserts. This appears from a recent report from Aarhus University.

CBIO was established almost a year ago. Photo: AU-Foto

2018.01.23 | DCA

New opportunities for circular bioeconomy research

On 15 March 2018, Centre for Circular Bioeconomy (CBIO) will host a seminar where some of the most outstanding researchers within the area will inform the participants about the potentials of bioeconomy in a national as well as a European context.

The researchers hope to be able to increase the shelf life of root vegetables with as much as two weeks. Photo: Jesper Rais/AU-Photo

2018.01.16 | Food

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce…

According to Professor Mathias Neumann Andersen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, it is important to have as precise and recent figures as possible as a basis for issuing water abstraction permits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.01.15 | Agro

Agriculture’s irrigation requirements are greater than we thought

New figures indicate that farmers need more water for irrigation than was previously supposed. The figures also show that annual requirements can vary by more than 300 percent.

The participants in the PHD-HUB FOULUM are e.g. given access to office space and sparring when it fits into their schedule. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | DCA

New entrepreneurial incubator available for PhD students at Aarhus University

PHD-HUB FOULUM is a new incubator ready to help PhD students within natural sciences develop their own business ideas or find jobs in private companies. Agro Business Park launches the incubator and Aarhus University is an affiliate partner.

Lorie Hamelin (right) in the company of France's president Emmanuel Macron at the event where Macron announced who was selected to receive his special funds for climate research. Photo: Lorie Hamelin

2018.01.08 | DCA

Research talent on the ”Make Our Planet Great Again” team

The French president Macron has selected a young research talent who collaborates with the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University for the French initiative ”Make Our Planet Great Again”.

Acidification of manure or addition af nitrification inhibitors to the manure can contribute to reducing climate gases from agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.10 | Plantekongres

Agriculture can reduce its effect on the climate even more

Even though agriculture has reduced emissions of greenhouse gases by more than 20 percent since the 1990s, more can - and should - be done.

Global and committing collaboration is necessary for solving the UN's sustainable development goals. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.10 | Plantekongres

Agriculture can contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goals

UN’s 17 global sustainable development goals will play a significant role in agriculture in Denmark and the rest of the world in many ways – including the direction for research and development in agriculture, climate, environment and food.

You are not alone: Plant roots enjoy the company of billions of microbes, some of which are beneficial to the plant. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | Plantekongres

Plants have several billion personal friends

The microbiome of a plant can be just as important for the well-being of the plant as our gut microbiota are important for our own health. Researchers from Aarhus University are exploring the world of plant roots to learn more about their microbes and their functions.

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