The UAE, Jordan, and the Netherlands presented the inaugural edition of the Water-Food-Energy (WFE) Summit. Held over two days in January as part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week, the first-of-its-kind trilateral event aimed to advance innovation to tackle some of the greatest challenges in water, food, and energy.
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The EU Green Deal sets a target for 25% of agricultural land to be organic by 2030. Meeting this ambitious goal demands continuous research and innovation in sustainable food production. The CORE Organic Cofund is helping to drive this transition by increasing cooperation between international research activities.
Researchers supported by the EU-funded GRACED project are developing a novel sensor that could significantly improve food safety monitoring in Europe. The ultrasensitive photonics sensor will be able to reliably detect microscopic traces of harmful chemicals and bacteria on fruit and vegetables within minutes. Monitoring these foods is usually costly and time-consuming. When random batches […]
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientists have completed their comprehensive safety assessment of sugars in the diet and their potential links to health problems. The findings will support national public health authorities in Europe in updating future advice for their consumers.
A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, has developed a ‘smart’ food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and kills microbes that are harmful to humans. It could also extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit by two to three days.
Omega-3 fatty acids have several positive effects on the immune system. With more and more consumers seeking an alternative to fish, high-quality vegetable- and microalgae-derived oils are becoming increasingly popular. Nutriswiss, the Swiss market leader in the field of refining specialty and organic edible oils, has established gentle processes that deliver superior-quality oils with a […]
Plastic packaging in grocery stores protects fruits and vegetables from spoilage, but also creates significant amounts of waste. Together with the retailer Lidl Switzerland, Empa researchers have now developed a protective cover for fruit and vegetables based on renewable raw materials. For this project, Lidl chose Empa as a partner because Empa had decades of […]
The Dutch plant-based ingredient manufacturer, Fooditive Group, aims to change the opinion toward GMO foods through its innovative ingredients. After great success with its upcycled natural sweetener, the company is now expanding to animal-free dairy proteins.
Nestlé, a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate and the world’s largest food & beverage company, has announced a new plan to tackle child labour risks in cocoa production with the introduction of an innovative income accelerator programme aimed at improving the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender […]
Summary This study demonstrates the performance of HiSorb™ high-capacity sorptive extraction probes for flavour profiling of two samples – cider and potato snacks (crisps) – contrasting the unflavoured product with those that have had flavourings added. HiSorb is a solvent-free technique utilising a high- capacity sorptive phase to ensure good extraction efficiency and is readily […]