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Beef from dairy cattle production is much more climate-friendly than beef from extensively farmed beef production. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.10 | DCA

Not all kinds of beef are climate culprits

Beef production emits greenhouse gases and thus contributes to global warming – but not all types of beef production contribute equally to the problem.

A new report from DCA provides an overview of the plant protection trials. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.27 | DCA

A survey of crop protection

The results from the 2015 crop protection trials are now available in a report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.28 | DCA

Make the world a better place one fridge at a time

If you want to make the world a better place you can start by looking into your own fridge and reducing your food waste.

Integrated pest management is the way to go in order to protect minor crops against diseases, weeds and pests. Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.17 | DCA

Minor crops need major help to remain sustainable

The absence of viable plant protection solutions for minor crops costs more than one billion euros per year and impacts nine million hectares throughout Europe.

How the concept of sustainability is used in connection with biomass varies. Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.17 | DCA

Sustainability criteria for food and non-food biomass have been mapped

Production of biomass needs to be sustainable, but there are different definitions for sustainability criteria. Scientists at Aarhus University have reviewed how these definitions vary across different European countries.

The Feed-a-gene project aims to improve monogastric livestock production systems (pigs, poultry and rabbits) in order to increase overall efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.

2016.05.10 | Anis

Sustainability of livestock production - the focus of the EU Feed-a-Gene project

A large and ambitious EU project will be looking on ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of pig and poultry production. This is to be achieved by developing new feeds, feeding technologies and management systems and by the selection of more robust and adaptable animals.

Nowadays it is actually possible to produce MSM that cannot be distinguished from ordinary minced chicken meat.

2016.04.04 | DCA

New tool assesses the quality of mechanically separated meat

A joint venture between universities and private enterprises has resulted in the development of a tool that can measure the degradation of the muscle structure in mechanically separated meat (MSM). All MSM is currently sold as a low-value product – although part of it is actually of high quality.

Photo: Jakob Pilegaard Juul

2016.05.03 | DCA

Keep your eye on the ball – and save money

Science and commerce have joined forces to develop a wireless system for monitoring crops during storage.