Agri-Food Innovation Event welcomes Enliven: Journal of Dietetics Research and Nutrition as Media Partner

Enliven

Agri-Food Innovation Event welcomes Enliven: Journal of Dietetics Research and Nutrition as Media Partner. The event takes place on 27-28 June 2018 at the Brightlands Campus , Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Enliven: Journal of Dietetics Research and Nutrition
Enliven: Journal of Dietetics Research and Nutrition is an Open access, peer reviewed international journal and it aims to publish different types of articles on emerging developments and supports current and upcoming research in the field of Nutrition. This journal also allows articles on dietetics and food processing.

This journal will support the budding scientists, scholars, academicians, researchers, and students by providing Open access platform for publishing their work.

This journal will follow the peer review policies and will bode Open access in having quality research output.

This journal combines the innovative scientific ideas and ways in Dietetics, Nutrition and all other related disciplines to have an innovative output. Continue reading “Agri-Food Innovation Event welcomes Enliven: Journal of Dietetics Research and Nutrition as Media Partner”

NXP Smart Solution uses solid state RF tech to deliver fast, safe food defrosting

NXP Smart Solution

NXP Smart Solution uses solid state RF tech to deliver fast, safe food defrosting

NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ:NXPI) today extended its leadership in smart kitchen appliance integrated circuits (ICs) by making available the world’s first reference design for automated frozen food defrosting and thawing. The reference design can be used as the basis for stand-alone smart defrost countertop kitchen appliances or integrated into other kitchen appliances such as refrigerators or cooking appliances such as ovens. The NXP Smart Defrost Solution, based on NXP components and software, addresses the age-old problem of fast and safe food defrosting while reducing food waste, and preserving moisture and nutrition. This innovation makes it possible to defrost food items such as ground beef, fish, fruits or vegetables in only a few minutes. Continue reading “NXP Smart Solution uses solid state RF tech to deliver fast, safe food defrosting”

Improved agricultural supply chain transparency with EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework (video)

EdgeVerve

Improved agricultural supply chain transparency with EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework

About the framework
EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, develops innovative software products and offers them on premise or as cloud-hosted business platforms. Our products help businesses develop deeper connections with stakeholders, power continuous innovation and accelerate growth in the digital world. We power our clients’ growth in rapidly evolving areas like banking, distributive trade, credit servicing, customer service, and enterprise buying. Today, global corporations across financial services, insurance, retail and CPG, life sciences, manufacturing, and telecommunications, use EdgeVerve products. Continue reading “Improved agricultural supply chain transparency with EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework (video)”

Tasting tomorrow’s food at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Tasting tomorrow’s food at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

At Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, everything is about healthy food. Here, innovators from SMEs, startups, scientists and students work together on innovations in the field of healthy nutrition, cultivation, alternative raw materials and nutritional resources. “No wonder,” said Saskia Goetluck, CEO Brightland Campus Greenport Venlo, during the Healthy Nutrition Conference. “Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is located in a region where the agrifood business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in theworld.”

Greenport Venlo has both the ambition and potential to occupy a top position as a center for agro-food business and agri-logistics. The agro-food business in Northern and Central Limburg is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world. “The region is the Netherlands’ second largest horticultural area, said Goetluck. “On the campsite, the strength of the region is bundled, strengthened and further expanded by the development of state of the art facilities for business development, fundamental and applied research, education and meeting.” Continue reading “Tasting tomorrow’s food at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo”

Insects as a sustainable food source – Presented by Catriona Lakemond, Wageningen University

Catriona Lakemond

Insects as a sustainable food source – Presented by Catriona Lakemond, Wageningen University at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Catriona Lakemond
Catriona Lakemond is an Assistant professor in the goup “Food Quality and Design” of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her research focusses on insect as a food source. She studies processing of insects to make them suitable for human consumption. This includes biofractionation of insect species with a focus on the protein fraction.

About Wageningen University
Wageningen UR is a research institution that focuses on the domain ‘healthy food and living conditions’ to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. We do fundamental research all over the world. We also train professionals who, in the near and distant future, will discover breakthroughs in science and technology. Continue reading “Insects as a sustainable food source – Presented by Catriona Lakemond, Wageningen University”

Light technology improving food safety – Presented by Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics – VUB

lien smeesters

Light technology improving food safety – Presented by Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Food safety and quality has become increasingly important in our society. Agriculture industries can benefit from photonics technologies to reduce the presence of contaminants in the food chain, protect personal health and limit food waste. We developed real-time, accurate and non-destructive sensing technologies that are indispensable for the detection of carcinogens in food. As an example, we illustrate the use of optical spectroscopy to monitor the acrylamide formation in potatoes, enabling the exclusion of potatoes unsuited for French fries production. Finally, we demonstrate the integration of optical sensing technologies into laser-based scanning systems, paving the way to an industrial implementation.

About Lien Smeesters
Lien Smeesters is a post-doctoral researcher at the B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her main research is situated in the field of optical spectroscopy, and the use of optical sensing techniques for the detection of carcinogens. She is actively involved in applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with industry. Continue reading “Light technology improving food safety – Presented by Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics – VUB”

Sensor solution chips could help to prevent toxic substances entering the food chain

Sensor solution chips

Sensor solution chips could help to prevent toxic substances entering the food chain.

Earlier this year the Food Standards Agency launched a campaign called “Go for Gold”, designed to alert consumers to the dangers of a carcinogenic substance called acrylamide. This can be formed when starchy foods such as potatoes and bread are cooked at high temperatures.

Now a new technique, developed by Lien Smeesters, a researcher in the B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the University of Brussels, alongside Tomra Sorting Solutions, has been designed to spot potatoes that will go on to form high levels of acrylamide, before they are cooked.

A similar sensor can also detect other carcinogenic contaminants – mycotoxins – which can be found in food stuffs including cereals, nuts and dried fruits.

Existing chemical analysis techniques used to spot harmful substances are typically slow and destructive, meaning the product cannot be used once it has been tested. Continue reading “Sensor solution chips could help to prevent toxic substances entering the food chain”

Insects, imitation meat to cut environmental impact of livestock

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Insects, imitation meat to cut environmental impact of livestock.

Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new research has shown.

The world’s appetite for meat is rising fast as incomes grow but the resulting greenhouse gas emissions, already 12% of the total, are also soaring and taming global warming will be impossible unless the trend is reversed. Rising demand is also leading to more of the world’s natural areas being converted to farmland, a key factor in the mass extinction of species currently unfolding.

Globally, twice as much land is used to raise cattle, pigs and other animals than is used to grow crops. Furthermore, a third of those crops harvested are fed back to livestock. The new research is the first systematic comparison of the environmental impact of various sources of food, and found that imitation meat and insects are vastly more efficient than raising livestock. Continue reading “Insects, imitation meat to cut environmental impact of livestock”

Insect Valley Europe as the beating heart of the European Insect Cultivation – Presented by Eric Michels, CJ Wildbird Foods / Vivara

Eric Michels

Insect Valley Europe as the beating heart of the European Insect Cultivation – Presented by Eric Michels, CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd. / Vivara at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

There are very concrete and advanced plans to realize an ‘Insect Valley Europe’ at Greenport Venlo. This is an open and innovative collaboration platform between various triple helix partners (governments, business and research- and education institutions). Will this be the future beating heart of European insect cultivation to start up the flywheel and boost the insect industry?

About Eric Michels
Educated in Agricultural Engineering and Master Business Administration. Worked as General Manager in Feedmill Industry. Nowadays as Business Developer in Insects Business.

About CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd. / Vivara 
CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd. / Vivara has become a leading specialist in the development and sale of products for small wildlife (mostly wild birds). The main USP is the exclusive relationship with many nature conservation associations at home and abroad, which millions of members represent. We are mainly active in the European market (10 countries) which grows autonomously annually. The relationships with green partners, product diversity and infrastructure in B2B and B2C markets give CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd. / Vivara a strong position in this niche market. Continue reading “Insect Valley Europe as the beating heart of the European Insect Cultivation – Presented by Eric Michels, CJ Wildbird Foods / Vivara”

Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost

Freddy Troost

Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost  at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

In 2017, Maastricht University will start a research centre on food innovation and health at campus Venlo, thereby expanding the University infrastructure in Venlo. This currently involves bachelor- and master study programmes at a university satellite location. In the new researchcentre, knowledge obtained in the biomedical research facilities at the Maastricht campus will be combined with innovations in the food- and agriculture sectors. The mission is to provide scientific substantiation of the health aspects of food, and to drive innovations in the food and beverage industry in order to develop and produce healthier products to prevent and treat diet related diseases. Research facilities at Villa Flora, ongoing and future research projects will be presented and discussed. Continue reading “Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost”