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Scientists are transforming crooked carrots and other types of fruit and veggies that often go to waste to new and exciting food products. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.21 | Food

From food waste to food delicacies

Denmark’s enormous food waste can be reduced by a more efficient use of the raw materials. Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in a project that examines how waste from the production of fruit and vegetables can be converted into new types of delicacies.

Breeding for confident mink gives better animal welfare and can also lead to better fur quality. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.11.05 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Breeding confident mink can have side benefits

When you select for confident mink in the breeding programme, you may also be breeding for a better fur quality according to a study from Aarhus University. The study also shows that behaviour has a higher heritability than previously thought.

It can be difficult to evaluate how serious  a virus infection in a bee colony is. A new tool from the Department of Agroecology makes it easier. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.26 | Agro

Simpler method for measuring viral infections in bees

Scientists from Aarhus University have developed a model that makes it easier for beekeepers to assess the seriousness of viral infections in their honey bees.

The peatland area in Denmark has been reduced by 50,000 hectares since 1975. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.08 | Agro

Research from Aarhus University goes hand in hand with environmental management

Danish peatland area has been reduced by approximately 50,000 ha since 1975, according to studies from Aarhus University. These results are the basis on which new Danish legislation regarding wetlands and permanent removal of peatlands from agricultural production builds and is an example of how applied research goes hand in hand with…

Although it appeared that respondents were generally not overly willing to buy the enriched products, the researchers found that milk was the product that the consumers thought was most suitable for enrichment with vitamin D. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.26 | Food

Divided opinions on vitamin D enrichment

A new study from Aarhus University shows that Danes generally accept food products enriched with vitamin D, but when in the supermarket Danes prefer food products which are not fortified with vitamin D.

The field of agricultural sciences encompasses a wide range of subjects related to how humans use and develop natural resources for their benefit. Photo: Anders Trærup

2015.10.12 | DCA

Aarhus University’s agricultural science research among world elite

The food and agricultural science research carried out at Aarhus University is among the best in the world. It ranks as number nine on the U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking and is thus the best university in Denmark.

The students report that they profited from building both a social and a professional community.

2015.10.22 | Anis

PhD students from all over Europe met in Foulum

Thanks to a large European research network, the Department of Animal Science managed to attract PhD students from 14 different countries when it in August hosted a two-week summer school on gastrointestinal health of pigs.

Carl-Otto Ottosen has more than 30 years’ research experience and as per 1 October 2015 he has been appointed professor at the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.10.23 | Food

New professor at the Department of Food Science

From 1 October Carl-Otto Ottosen has been appointed professor at the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University.

Piglet mortality can be reduced by monitoring farrowings or by regulating the temperature in the farrowing house. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.14 | Anis

Using statistics to save newborn piglets

By including statistical models, scientists have developed a system that can help the farmer to monitor farrowing and to automatically and intelligently adjust the temperature.