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The project ambition is to ultimately help produce infant formula milk with a higher carbohydrate content. Photo: Colourbox

2014.12.11 | Food

Carbohydrates in milk come under scrutiny

Scientists from Aarhus University will be closely examining the content of healthy carbohydrates in cow's milk and whether it is possible to breed your way to milk with a higher content of these carbohydrates. The ambition is that this may improve formula milk for infants.

Erosion of arable land is a problem in some places in Denmark. Photo: Preben Olsen

2014.12.13 | DCA

Soil erosion destroys the soil and the environment

Erosion of agricultural soil occurs in Denmark and can be a threat to soil quality and the environment.

Sustainable intensification of European agriculture was the main theme, when representatives from the whole sector met in Aarhus. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.12.02 | DCA

Debate on sustainable intensification of agriculture

Can food production be increased without putting natural resources under more pressure? This was the central question when Aarhus University and the Knowledge Centre for Agriculture invited scientists, authorities and representatives from the industry to a discussion on sustainable agriculture on Friday 24 October.

The concept of new Nordic food is built on strong values, but it is still considered a niche. Photo: Colourbox.

2014.11.26 | DCA

New Nordic Food is just food

The concept “New Nordic Food”, which promotes specifically Nordic ingredients and culinary traditions, will probably remain a niche, and in the long run will come to be regarded as just food. However, the values behind the concept will live on. Such are the conclusions of a report from Aarhus University.

A new project will look at the effects of cropping system at different fertilisation regimes and soil types. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.12.01 | DCA

New project to look at the effect of growing cover crops

Scientists from Aarhus University will look at ways to reduce nitrogen leaching under different fertiliser regimes and soil types. The results are important for the new regulatory measures for land use being introduced.

Optimising humidity control in commercial greenhouses can lead to even more energy savings. Photo: Flemming Nielsen

2014.11.20 | DCA

Optimal control of humidity can reduce energy consumption in greenhouse nurseries

Commercial horticultural greenhouses in Denmark have in recent years been good at saving energy and in this way protect the environment from emission of greenhouse gases. Scientists and the industry are now joining forces to develop technology based on knowledge of plant physiology to further reduce energy consumption through the optimal control…

Sea belt and other edible seaweed species do not pose a risk in terms of pathogenic microorganisms. Photo: Karsten Dahl

2014.11.20 | DCA

Danish seaweed is probably safe to eat

Scientists have reviewed the literature to discover if there are undesirable bacteria and other microorganisms on edible seaweed from the Danish coastal areas. There is good news, since it would appear that there are no pathogenic microorganisms to pose a risk to seaweed-eaters.

The intention is to move the Department of Food Science to Aarhus. Photo: Lise Balsby

2014.11.18 | DCA

Aarhus University moves its food science research to Aarhus

Aarhus University prioritises greater interaction with companies in the food sector and therefore expects to move the Department of Food Science to the Agro Food Park in Aarhus.

The strange plant Welwitschia mirabilis, which grows in the deserts of Namibia, is a veritable Methuselah with leaves that are 2-3 meters long. Now, researchers from Aarhus University will use the long-lived plant as a model for aging in humans. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.11.14 | DCA

Unlocking the secrets of Methuselah?

Some organisms can live for thousands of years, while we humans may achieve at the most 100-120 years. Researchers are delving into the cells of plants and humans to explore what it is that makes the difference.

Organic poultry willingly eat meal made of maggots as an alternative protein feed. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.11.18 | DCA

Maggots are a good source of protein for organic poultry

Maggot meal supplemented with live maggots is a good alternative to fish meal in organic poultry production, according to new research from Aarhus University.

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