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If farmers along the river Storåen allow their fields to be flooded, then perhaps situations such as this from the town of Holstebro in 2007 further up the river can be avoided. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.04.29 | DCA

Farmers can help urban dwellers control flooding

Farmers can adapt their land use to help city dwellers control flooding, but the farmers require the right financial incentive, a Danish research project from Aarhus University shows.

If organic pigs are not castrated, then many of them will be discarded at the slaughterhouse due to boar taint. This gives the pig production a poorer income. Stock photo

2015.05.06 | Anis

Not castrating organic pigs is not economically viable

No matter which scenario you follow, the production of organic non-castrated male pigs is less economically viable than a similar organic pig production where the males have been castrated according to calculations by scientists at Aarhus University.

More frequent and violent cloudbursts with ensuing flooding in cities and in the country are waiting to happen with the advent of climate change. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.04.24 | DCA

Climate – the good, the bad and the unpredictable

Depending on where you are and how you adapt, climate change can mean an adventure or a nightmare. In Denmark and the other Nordic countries, there will be both advantages and disadvantages – but there is no way we can get round serious adaptation.

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2015.04.27 | DCA

Animal welfare will be an important market parametre

Who should take responsibility for animal welfare: the pig industry, retailers or consumers, scientists from Aarhus University ask in a new report.

With the aid of a model developed at Aarhus University it is possible to calculate the national production of roughage. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.04.24 | DCA

New model tool for calculating roughage yields at national level

The yield of roughage on organic farms was 26 per cent lower per hectare than on conventional farms in the period 2007 to 2011. This is what calculations show using a new model developed at Aarhus University for calculating national yields of roughage.

Cheese is apparently very healthy to eat. Photo: Colourbox

2015.04.22 | DCA

Cheese is surprisingly healthy

Scientists may have solved the conundrum of why the French can drink wine and eat lots of cheese – and still remain slim and healthy. It appears that cheese is an important piece in this puzzle.

Some consumers use the keyhole symbol as a guideline when shopping for food. Photo: Colourbox

2015.04.15 | DCA

Consumers respond positively to keyhole symbol campaign

It is worthwhile running campaigns that encourage consumers to buy healthy foods. A study by researchers at Aarhus University confirms that sales rise by up to 10 per cent when campaigns for products carrying the keyhole symbol are run.

The new HTL plant at AU Foulum

2015.05.05 | DCA

New plant converts biomass to bio-oil

On 22 May 2015, Aarhus University is inaugurating an HTL pilot plant at AU Foulum. The new plant converts organic materials such as grass or organic waste into bio-crude oil, which can replace fossil oil for producing fuels and chemicals. The plant is based on newly developed, ground-breaking technologies.