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Søren Krogh Jensen has been appointed professor with Aarhus University. Photo: Aarhus University.

2020.06.03 | Anis

AU boosts its research in circular bio-economy with a new professorship

Søren Krogh Jensen has been appointed professor in “Animal food production in circular bio-economy” as of 1 June 2020. With this, the Department of Animal Science, AU, seriously positions itself as one of the leading research institutions in providing sustainable solutions for the future farm animal production – in Denmark as well as…

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.07.02 | Agro

Great opportunities for Denmark to secure self-sufficiency in protein

Grass protein can replace imported soy protein in compound feed for livestock. However, a complete transition from soy to grass will require an optimization of grass cultivation as well as of the extraction technology applied. In addition, the grassland areas should be increased, and this will benefit the environment and make Danish agriculture…

Broiler breeder pullets from the study in which the effects of three fibre-rich types of feed on the animal welfare during rearing have been examined. Photo: Anja B. Riber.

2020.06.08 | Anis

The effects of different types of fibre-rich feed on welfare in broiler breeder pullets

Reduced energy content in the standard feed combined with a daily allocation of roughage may be the way to go to prevent problems of hunger and unsatisfied behavioural needs in conventional broiler parents. This is what the results of a comprehensive study show. The study was conducted by Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, at the…

Photo: Jesper Rais

2020.05.29 | Publication

New report from the Pesticide Leaching Alert System (VAP) focuses on the period 2016-2018

The new VAP report focuses on the period from July 2016 to June 2018, when 18 pesticides were sprayed to test the leaching of one or more degradation products. For six of the pesticides, the leaching of the pesticide itself was also investigated.

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2020.05.29 | Publication

Twenty years with the unique Danish Alert System for Leaching Pesticides to Groundwater (VAP)

The warning system for leaching of pesticides to groundwater (VAP) was created 20 years ago on the basis of a political desire to ensure the quality of drinking water and groundwater. VAP has since delivered results on the risk of leaching of pesticides and their degradation products from the test fields and thus new knowledge for the regulation…

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2020.09.10 | Mælk

New knowledge to contribute to the development of future infant formula

Breast milk has properties that infant formula does not – however, researchers from the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University will try to change this by means of a special type of carbohydrates that may help stimulate important microorganisms in the infant gut. A new study documents – for the first time – synergy effects between said…

2020.05.19 | Food

EIT Food supports new agri-food companies

New agri-food companies can now apply to become part of the European network RisingFoodStars, which gives access to a wide range of resources that can help the companies on the road to success. This is part of EIT Food, where Aarhus University is a core partner.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.05.19 | Food

Your entire diet affects whether your meat intake increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Researchers from the Department of Food Science have come a step closer to understanding the connection between our meat intake and the possible risk of cardiovascular diseases. This was done by focusing on the importance of the rest of our daily diet.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.06.25 | Food

The amount of avoidable food waste in the service sector is greater than the amount of unavoidable food waste

Some food waste is completely unavoidable – whereas some food waste is avoidable because it could have ended up on a plate. In the Danish service sector, the proportion of avoidable food waste is bigger than unavoidable food waste – but there is a difference between hotels and institutions. This is the result of a new study by researchers from the…

Photo: Au Foto

2020.05.14 | Research

Only slight difference between climate load and nitrogen leaching between organic and conventional plant breeding

How does organic plant production differ from conventional in relation to nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching? Researchers from Aarhus University, among others, have looked at the literature to create an overview and a better understanding of what constitutes differences between organic and conventional plant production.

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