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2021.05.12 | Research

Researchers map initiatives against waste in the food chain

A new DCA report maps the latest Danish and international research on initiatives to reduce food waste and food loss. The study is based on results with strong evidence and relevance in a Danish context, and it emphasizes the first four steps in the food value chain: primary production, industry, retail and the service sector.

2021.05.10 | Research

Significant differences between Danishes and Chinese in perception of pleasure after a meal

A cross-cultural study accomplished by Aarhus University and Chinese Academy of Sciences compares the drivers of experienced pleasure after a meal among Danish and Chinese consumers. Such differences are important when companies aim to design new foods to be marketed outside Denmark.

2021.03.25 | Talent development

AU Entrepreneurship course boosts student business of sustainable packaging

A Vietnamese, sustainable straw was the inspiration for two AU students' thriving business of sustainable packaging for restaurants and takeaways in corona times. Aarhus University's open entrepreneurship office, Food eHub, assisted in applying for the first initiating capital.

2021.03.18 | Research news

Carefully composed lighting should boost future cucumber production

The right mix of the ultraviolet radiation UV-B and monochromatic light, i.e. light with only one wavelength, can boost germination of our cucumber plants - and thus reduce the total production time. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from Aarhus University, among others. This knowledge is particularly important in the "vertical…


Wed 02 Jun
14:00-15:00 | Online
Webinar: Effects of spectral composition of growth and quality of food crop
Want to learn more about how ultraviolet radiation UV-B and monochromatic light, can boost plants performance? Join CiFOOD Free Wednesday webinar to learn more.
Thu 10 Jun
15:00-18:00 | Online
FOOD Alumni Day 2021
Department of Food Science would like to invite you to FOOD Alumni Day 2021 on June 10, 2021 at 15.00-18.00. Due to COVID-19, the Alumni Day will be held online this year. Participants, who signs up for the Alumni Day, will later receive a link to the online event.
Mon 21 Jun
15:00-16:00 |
Dairy Science and Technology Symposium
Delivering with dairy: from primary production to primary purpose What is the role of dairy in future diets? Key for maintaining the role of dairy in sustainable and healthy diet is ensuring holistic views which cover the entire food system.
Wed 01 Sep
14:00-15:00 | Online
Webinar: Electrohydrodynamics based Functional Nanofibers as Three-dimensional Nano-Biointerfaces
Want to learn more about how ultraviolet radiation UV-B and monochromatic light, can boost plants performance? Join CiFOOD Free Wednesday webinar to learn more
Wed 06 Oct
14:00-15:00 | Online
Webinar: How can we disrupt current primary agriculture into a more productive and less polluting system?
Want to know more? Join CiFOOD Free Wednesday Webinar