Navigation Links
Lean green food -- sustainable food production
Date:1/13/2010

The production of food must be sustainable and socially responsible. This is the thought behind a new international EU financed network called LeanGreenFood.

LeanGreenFood, which is based at Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen, is a network of scientists from six countries. The scientists will help educate young food scientists to rethink current established food processes and to utilize new technology to ensure socially and environmentally responsible management of natural resources in a global change context.

Using our natural resources in a more sustainable way in food production will help reduce waste, reduce negative environmental impact and met the growing challenge of competing demands on biomass resources.

In the education of the new food scientists, the focus will be on improved yields of biomasses, decreased water and energy consumption and lower use of chemicals.

New enzyme-based technology

One way to obtain this is through the use of enzymes. Enzymes will be used to extract and process ingredients in food based on natural sources, such as starch, pectin and proteins. This includes the development of new food processes in which enzymatic conversions are performed in highly concentrated systems, chemical extraction is replaced by enzymatic extraction, and where novel analytical tools are developed for characterisation of raw materials, intermediates and the final products from theses processes.

It is hoped to train a new generation of innovative food scientists through the programme which will also be open to participants from outside the programme.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lars Holm Rasmussen
leangreenfood@life.ku.dk
453-533-3236
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. From greenhouse to icehouse -- reconstructing the environment of the Voring Plateau
2. U. of I. business instructional facility achieves top green standard
3. Research is vital to a cleaner, greener, low carbon future
4. Developing green tires that boost mileage and cut carbon dioxide emissions
5. Glimpsing a greener future
6. UAB, partners seek safe carbon dioxide storage for greener power generation
7. Does green tea prevent cancer? Evidence continues to brew, but questions remain
8. Genomic research will enable greener cleanup of military explosive test sites
9. GREENBioPharma -- Dec. 2-3, 2009
10. EPAs new green parking lot allows scientists to study permeable surfaces that may help the environment
11. Miscounting bioenergy benefits may increase greenhouse gas release
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... India , March 23, 2017 The report "Gesture ... Touchless Biometric), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... at a CAGR of 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. ... ... ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 21, 2017 Vigilant Solutions ... serving law enforcement agencies, announced today the appointment of ... director of public safety business development. Mr. ... enforcement experience, including a focus on the aviation transportation ... most recent position, Mr. Sheridan served as the Aviation ...
(Date:3/13/2017)... March 13, 2017 Future of security: Biometric Face Matching ... ... DERMALOGs Face Matching enables to match face pictures against each ... to identify individuals. (PRNewsFoto/Dermalog Identification Systems) ... DERMALOG,s "Face Matching" is the fastest software for biometric Face Matching on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... It is well established ... however, the broad application of this cellular target engagement concept to drug discovery ... Cell-based thermal stabilization assays are valuable methods for particular applications, but they can ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The impressively ... focus of researchers, engineers, product developers, and industry suppliers gathered last week for ... SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , the event drew ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... TX; Ultrecht, Netherlands (PRWEB) , ... April 20, ... ... Qafis Biometrics Technology today announced their strategic partnership to offer a full ... digital identity authentication, a comprehensive suite of biometric products and the ground-breaking proactive ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... /PRNewswire/ - Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: PLI) (OTCQX: PFSCF) ("Prometic" ... Liver Congress ("ILC") 2017 of the European Association for the ... on the positive effects of PBI-4050 on reduction of ... metabolic syndrome. ... Dr. Lyne Gagnon, Vice-President of R&D Pre-clinical of Prometic "This ...
Breaking Biology Technology: