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A new project led by Aarhus University examines whether it is possible to produce foods that maximize satiety Photo: Colourbox

2019.03.25 | DCA

Which factors decide how much we eat?

Headed by Aarhus University, OmniSaM is an ongoing interdisciplinary project dealing with satiety and developing a way to accurately measure how different foods make us feel full. Obesity and its accompanying complications is an increasing problem worldwide. Some of the known reasons for overweight and obesity are e.g. our diets and levels of…

Representatives from think tanks, agricultural organizations and NGO’s discussed the opportunities for reducing the climate footprint of foods. Photo: Claus Bo Andreasen

2019.03.29 | DCA

We should demand and produce climate friendly foods

A reduction of the climate impact of foods will involve major challenges and difficult dilemmas. However, a transition in both foods and production is necessary and entails many positive side effects.

We eat and drink with all our senses Photo: Colourbox

2019.04.04 | Food

Sweetness happens in the mind as much as in the mouth

The color and odour of the drink, the music you listen to, the color and design of the bottle, the flavor and texture of the drink itself. A number of factors, not only in the product itself but in the situation, the setting and the surroundings influence how we perceive the taste of any given drink or food product. The project INNOSWEET examines…

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.03.06 | Agro

New professor of plant pathology at Aarhus University

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology in the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.

Milk production affects more than just the climate - it also has an impact on e.g. biodiversity and soil carbon storage. Photo: Colourbox

2019.03.06 | Agro

Milk production affects more than the climate

When assessing the impact of food on the environment, it is important to look at not only the climate, but also biodiversity, ecotoxicity and soil carbon changes.

Marie Trydeman Knudsen from the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, has been appointed as a new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change.

2019.02.27 | Agro

AU researcher appointed as new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change

Researcher Marie Trydeman Knudsen, Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, has been appointed as a new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change.

The methane content of cow burps can be reduced and the cows' feed efficiency improved at the same time with targeted breeding. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.02.26 | Climate

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

With the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.

The pigs are fed a diet in which part of the protein comes from clover grass.

2019.02.28 | DCA

Putting grass protein to the test

A group of researchers is currently examining whether it will be possible to replace traditional protein sources with protein from clover grass in organic pig feed. They are rather optimistic.

2019.02.13 | Organic farming

Millions for purely organic

It may well be a nice idea to buy organic, but you can never be sure that the products you buy really are 100% organic. A major new EU project is tackling this problem by making organic farms more organic.

The great majority of waste products from the food industry in Denmark are recycled and used for various purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2019.02.18 | Food

Food waste is recycled

The Danish food industry is good at using food waste in different ways so the amount that actually goes to waste is limited – especially with regard to animal products.

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