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What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Read more...


Posted on: 14 March 2017

New Data on Vitamin D from the R&I Project ODIN

One-Day Symposium on 24 March 2017 in Brussels to present new data on dietary requirements for Vitamin D in Children, Adolescents, Black-skinned adults and Pregnant women in Europe.

The implications of new research data on vitamin D for public health policy and food innovation in Europe will be discussed. ODIN researchers will present their latest research findings and there will be contributions from invited speakers.

ODIN is an EC-funded project focusing on food-based solutions for optimal vitamin D nutrition and health throughout the lifecycle.

Posted on: 23 February 2017

Innovative food and services tailored to elderly populations


The R&I project OPTIFEL will participate to the Science Day – 27 February 2017 - organised at DG AGRI stand of Salon International d'Agriculture in Paris.

OPTIFEL partners have developed a specification to food industry, based on the project findings and including information about product development for the elderly. These guidelines include 3 sections: Nutritional guidelines, Functional guidelines and Guidelines for Packaging.

Read the English version of "Guidelines Optifel–EN–FV"

Posted on: 30 January 2017

Smart Personalized Nutrition: Quo Vadis


Read the reflection paper written by Professor Hannelore Daniel (Technical University Munich, DE), Dr Pamela Byrne (Food Safety Authority of Ireland, IE) and Professor Monique Raats (University of Surrey, UK).

This report builds on the discussions of the European Commission FOOD 2030 workshop entitled "Smart Personalised Nutrition" that was held on the 16th of June 2016 in Brussels.

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Enabling European innovation in industrial biotech

Picture of propagation of the plants in the laboratoryThe EU-funded BIO-TIC project has issued a roadmap to help European industrial biotech companies overcome the hurdles to innovation that have prevented the widespread commercialisation of bio-based products.

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