Department of Food Science

once again participated in Food Festival


Breast milk is the best example of customized food that we know. Photo: Colourbox

2016.08.09 |

New research method opens up the possibility of customizing breast milk for premature children in the future

There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference evens out after a few weeks.

Green manure has been used for several hundred years and is an excellent method of building up soil fertility and recirculating nutrients. Photo: Jørn Nygaard Sørensen

2016.08.19 |

Organic farmers to grow and harvest the manure of the future

In the long term the Danish organic agricultural organizations want to phase out the use of conventional animal manure in organic production. Recent research from Aarhus University shows that it may be profitable for organic farmers to replace animal manure by so-called mobile green manure and still achieve the same effect.

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

2016.04.04 |

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.


Tue 04 Oct
14:00-16:00 | AU-Aarslev, Department of Food Science, Kirstinebjergvej 10, DK-5792 Aarslev
Open House arrangement in the SoilVeg-project
The SoilVeg-project about direct cropping of organic vegetables in roller crimped winter legumes as well as mobile green manures.
Wed 05 Oct
13:00-18:00 | AU Foulum
PhD defence: Bioactive peptides from beef - exogenous and endogenous enzymatic exploitation of collagen
Yu Fu from Department of Food Science will defend his PhD Wednesday 5 October in the auditorium at AU Foulum.
Mon 14 Nov
08:00-16:00 | AU-Aarslev
PhD course: Applied methods in crop physiology (2016)
Tue 22 Nov
10:00-18:00 | London
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FOOD in national initiatives

  • FOOD involved in NIC - National Ingredients Center
  • FOOD involved in Danish FoodNetwork that works to generate growth and development in food SME's. FOOD's Head of Department Michelle Williams is a member of FoodNetworks board.
  • FOOD is part of a large national joint application entitled "Rethink good food". The application has also led to Aarhus and Central Denmark been appointed as European Region of Gastronomy in 2017