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  • 2E-BCAS IN CROPS - Enhancement and exploitation of soil biocontrol agents for bio-constraint management in crops



  • ACE-ART - Assessment and Critical Evaluation of Antibiotic Resistance Transferability in the food chain
  • ALCUE-FOOD - From European fork to Latin American farm: an innovative networking platform for EU-LAC partnerships in food quality and safety R&D
  • AQUAGRIS - Environmental management reform for sustainable farming, fisheries and aquaculture
  • AQUAMAX - Sustainable aquafeeds to maximise the health benefits of farmed fish for consumers
  • ATHON - Assessing the Toxicity and Hazard of Non-dioxin-like PCBs present in food



  • BEE SHOP - Bees in Europe and Sustainable Honey Production
  • BENERIS - Benefit-risk assessment for food: an iterative value-of-information approach
  • BIOACTIVE-NET - Assessment and dissemination of strategies for the extraction of BIOACTIVE-NET compounds from tomato, olive and grape processing residues
  • BIOCOP - New technologies to screen multiple chemical contaminants in foods
  • BIODET - Networking in the application of Biosensors to pesticide Detection in fruits and vegetables
  • BIOEXPLOIT - Exploitation of natural plant biodiversity for the pesticide-free production of food
  • BIOPOLIS - Inventory and analysis of national public policies that stimulate research in life sciences and biotechnology, its exploitation and commercialisation by industry in Europe in the period 2001-2004
  • BIOPOP - Pilot study on innovative approaches to public communication of life sciences and biotechnology by students and young researchers
  • BIOPRODUCTS 4 FOOD - Disseminating the results of EC-funded research into food quality and safety to facilitate their transfer and exploitation into new products and processes to improve European health and well-being
  • BIOSAFENET - Biosafety research communication Network
  • BIOTOX - Development of cost-effective tools for risk management, and traceability systems for marine biotoxins in seafood
  • BIOTOXMARIN - Development of novel analytic tools for the detection of marine biotoxins
  • BIOTRACER - Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their substances in food and feed chains
  • BRAFO - A Specific Support Action to investigate the Benefit/Risk Analysis for Foods



  • CASCADE - Chemicals as contaminants in the food chain: a NoE for research, risk assessment and education
  • CDEUSSA - European platform for research on prevention and treatment of coeliac disease: a multidisciplinary approach to integrate basic scientific knowledge in clinical applications and the food industry
  • CEAF - Stimulating participation of the Central Europe Agri-Food sector in the FP6
  • CEC ANIMAL SCIENCE - Support to animal science organisation from central Europe candidate countries
  • CHANNEL - Opening channels of communication between the associated candidate countries and the EU in ecological farming
  • CHILL-ON - Developing and integrating novel technologies to improve safety, transparency and quality insurance of the chilled/frozen food supply chain
  • CLEANFRUIT - Improving the quality of European citrus & fruit by developing medfly SIT technology so it can be widely applied in Europe
  • CLONING IN PUBLIC - Farm animal cloning and the public: a project to facilitate a European public debate and to make recommendations on regulation and on guidelines for research and applications of farm animal cloning
  • CODE-EFABAR - Code of good practice for Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction
  • CO-EXTRA - GM and non-GM supply chains: their CO-EXistence and TRAceability
  • CONSENSUS - Multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable aquaculture in Europe
  • CONSUMER-CHOICE - Do European consumers buy GMO foods?



  • DELIVER - Design of Effective and sustainable control strategies for Liver fluke in Europe
  • DETECTOX - Development of an SPR-based biosensor for the detection of lipophilic phycotoxins in shellfish residues
  • DEVELONUTRI - Development of high throughput approaches to optimise the nutritional value of crops and crop-based foods
  • DEVNERTOX - Toxic threats to the developing nervous system: in vivo and in vitro studies on the effects of mixtures of neurotoxic substances potentially contaminating food
  • DIALREL - Religious slaughter: improving knowledge and expertise through dialogue and debate on issues of welfare, legislation and socioeconomic aspects
  • DIEPHY - Dietary Exposures to Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons and DNA damage
  • DIOGENES - Diet, Obesity and Genes
  • DIVERSEEDS - Networking on conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and Asia
  • DOUBLE FRESH - Towards a new generation of healthier and tastier ready-to-eat meals with fresh ingredients



  • EADGENE - European animal disease genomics network of excellence for animal health and food safety
  • EAGLES FOOD - European Action on Global Life Sciences - Food Forum
  • EAN-SEABUCK - Establishment of European-Asian Network for the development of strategies to enhance the sustainable use of sea buckthorn
  • EARNEST - Early Nutrition programming: long-term Efficacy and Safety Trials and integrated epidemiological, genetic, animal, consumer and economic research
  • ECNIS - Environmental Cancer risk, Nutrition and Individual Susceptibility
  • EFCOVAL - European Food Consumption Validation
  • E-MENSA - E-platform technologies for the European agro-food supply chain
  • ENDURE - European Network for the Durable Exploitation of crop protection strategies
  • ENVIRFOOD - Environment-friendly food production system: requirements for plant breeding and seed production
  • EPIPAGRI - Towards European collective management of Public Intellectual Property for Agricultural biotechnologies
  • EPIZONE - Network on epizootic disease diagnosis and control
  • ERMES - European Research for Mediterranean Seafood
  • ETNA - European Training and Networking Activity in plant genomics and bioinformatics
  • E-TRUST - Building trust for quality assurance in emerging markets for food chains
  • EU-BALKAN-FABNET - EU-Western Balkans network for training and the promotion of cooperation in research activities within the Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology area of FP7
  • EUFOOD4LIFE - European technology platform for the agro-food sector: food for life
  • EU-FRESH BAKE - Freshly baked breads with improvement of nutritional quality and low energy demanding for the benefit of the consumer and of the environment
  • EULAFF - European federation of biotechnology Latin America Action on Functional Foods
  • EURO MED CITRUS NET - Safe and high quality supply chains and networks for the citrus industry between Mediterranean partner countries and Europe
  • EUROFIR - European Food Information Resource network
  • EUROLATSEA - European Research for the Latin-American Seafood industry
  • EUROLYMPH - Collaborative European action into environmental, nutritional and genetic factors in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma aetiology
  • EUROPREVALL - The prevalence, cost and basis of food allergy across Europe
  • EURRECA - Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding
  • EU-SOL - High quality solanaceous crops for consumers, processors and producers by exploration of natural biodiversity
  • EU-US-SAFE-FOOD - Developing a strategic transatlantic approach to food safety



  • F & F - Food and Fecundity: pharmaceutical products as high-risk effectors
  • FEED FOR PIG HEALTH - Development of natural altematives to anti-microbials for the control of pig health and the promotion of performance
  • FEEDING FATS SAFETY - Quality and safety of feeding fats obtained from waste or by-products from the food chain
  • FEED-SEG - Healthy feed for safety - dissemination of research results of EC-funded research on feed quality
  • FLAVO - Flavonoids in fruits and vegetables: their impact on food quality, nutrition and human health
  • FLORA - Flavonoids and related phenolics for healthy Living using Orally Recommended Antioxidants
  • FOOD-FRENZ - Food Research in Europe and New Zealand (Food-Frenz): A complementary network to stimulate consumer-focused research collaboration across food sectors
  • FOOD-N-CO - Cooperation network of national contact points with a special focus on third countries in the area of food quality and safety
  • FORALLVENT - Forum for Allergy prevention
  • FUNCTIONAL-FOODNET - Exploitation of functional food science by creating a European network of food industries
  • FUTUREFOOD6 - Healthy and safe food for the future - a technology foresight project in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia



  • GA2LEN - Global allergy and asthma European network
  • GLOFAL - Global view of Food Allergy: opportunities to study the influence of microbial exposure
  • GMO-COMPASS - GMO communication and safety evaluation platform
  • GOAT BSE - Goat BSE: Proposal for improvement of goat TSE discriminative diagnosis and susceptibility - based assessment of BSE infectivity in goat milk and meat
  • GO-GLOBAL - Global Platform on emerging risk in the food and feed chain
  • GRAIN LEGUMES - New strategies to improve grain legumes for food and feed
  • GRUB'S UP - Recycling and upgrading wastes from food production for use within the food chain
  • GUTHEALTH - Networking in candidate countries towards food, GI-tract functionality and human health
  • GUTIMPACT - Innovations and impact of gut health foods: a virtual technology platform



  • HEALTHGRAIN - Exploiting bioactivity of European cereal grains for improved nutrition and health benefits
  • HEALTHY STRUCTURING - Nutritional and structural design of natural foods for health and vitality
  • HEALTHY-WATER - Assessment of human health impacts from emerging microbial pathogens in drinking water by molecular and epidemiological studies
  • HEATOX - Heat-generated food toxicants, identification, characterisation and risk minimisation
  • HECTOR - Eating out: habits, determinants and recommendations for consumers and the European catering secto
  • HELENA - Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence
  • HIGHQ RTE - Innovative non-thermal processing technologies to improve the quality and safety of ready-to-eat (RTE) meals
  • HI-WATE - Health impacts of long-term exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water



  • IDEFICS - Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants
  • IMAQUANIM - Improved immunity of aquacultured animals
  • IMMUNOPRION - Immunological and structural studies of prion diversity
  • INFOODNETWORK - Sharing information on food-related environmental, safety and traceability aspects among European small to medium farms
  • INJOY & TRAIN - East European cooperation network for international joint training in FP6/FP7 food quality and safety for EU-Russia-Ukraine-Armenia-Belarus (R-U-A-B) countries
  • INPLISTA - Information Platform on International Standards for SMEs in the food sector
  • IRFOS - Integration of European food safety research from producers to consumers
  • IRRIQUAL - Sustainable orchard irrigation for improving fruit quality and safety
  • ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a transdisciplinary approach leading to high quality produce from environmentally safe, sustainable methods



  • LIPGENE - Diet, genomics and the metabolic syndrome: an integrated nutrition, agro-food, social and economic analysis
  • LYCOCARD - Role of lycopene for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases



  • MAC-OILS - Mapping and Comparing Oils
  • MEDA GO TO EUROPE - Enhancing the participation of Mediterranean countries in the area of food quality and safety in the FP7
  • MED-VET-NET - Network for prevention and control of zoonoses
  • META-PHOR - Metabolomic Technology Applications for Plants, Health and Outreach
  • MICROMAIZE - Management of plant-beneficial microbes to balance fertiliser inputs in maize monoculture
  • MONIQA - Towards the harmonisation of analytical methods for monitoring quality and safety in the food chain
  • MOSAICS - Development of a system for appropriate management of access and transfer of microbial resources - Micro-Organisms Sustainable use and Access regulation Integrated Conveyance System
  • MREFS - A Multimedia Repository on European Food Science: production, quality and safety
  • MYCO-GLOBE - Integration of mycotoxin and toxigenic fungi research for food safety in global systems



  • NEUROPRION - Prevention, control and management of prion diseases
  • NEWGENERIS - Development and application of biomarkers of dietary exposure to genotoxic and immunotoxic chemicals and of biomarkers of early effects, using mother-child birth cohorts and biobanks
  • NMSACC-PCVD - PCVD: Towards improved food quality and safety within EU new Member States and associated candidate countries
  • NOCHEMFOOD - Novel Vegetal-based Extracts Additives for Chemical-free Food
  • NOFORISK - Quantitative risk assessment strategies for novel foods
  • NOVELQ - Novel processing methods for the production and distribution of high-quality and safe foods
  • NUGO - European Nutrigenomics Organisation linking genomics, nutrition and health research
  • NUTRA-SNACKS - Ready-to-eat food for breakfast and sport activity with high content of nutraceutics preventing disease and promoting public health
  • NUTRIDENT - Towards functional foods for oral health care - isolation, identification and evaluation of beverage and food components with anti-caries and/or anti-gingivitis activities
  • NUTRI-SENEX - Improving the quality of life of elderly people by coordinating research into malnutrition of the frail elderly



  • OPTIMILK - Quality, safety and value optimisation of the milk supply chain in rapidly evolving central and eastern European markets
  • OPTIMOILS - Valorisation of healthy lipidic micro-nutrients by optimising food processing of edible oils and fats
  • OTAG - Operational management and geodecisional prototype to track and Trace Agricultural production



  • PARASOL - Novel solutions for the sustainable control of nematodes in ruminants
  • PARATBTOOLS - Development of improved tools for detection of paratuberculosis in livestock, M. paratuberculosis in food and for the assessment of the risk of human exposure
  • PATHOGEN-COMBAT - Control and prevention of emerging and future pathogens at cellular and molecular level throughout the food chain
  • PCVD - Studies on the epidemiology, early pathogenesis and control of Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVDs)
  • PEN - Pathogenic Escherichia coli Network
  • PETER - Promoting European Traceability Excellence & Research
  • PHAGEVET-P - Veterinary phage therapies as alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production
  • PHIME - Public Health Impact of long-term, low-level Mixed Element Exposure in susceptible population strata
  • PIONEER - Public Health Impact of long-term, low-level Mixed Element Exposure in susceptible population strata
  • POLFOOD - Research and innovation in food technologies - brokering European partnership and transfer of knowledge to Poland by a series of practical workshops
  • POULTRYFLORGUT - Control of the intestinal flora in poultry for ensuring the product's safety for human consumers
  • PREVENTCD - Influence of the dietary history in the prevention of coeliac disease: possibilities of induction of tolerance for gluten in genetically predisposed children
  • PROSAFEBEEF - Improving the safety of beef and beef products for the consumer in production and processing
  • PROTECTOR - Recycling and upgrading of bone meal for environmentally friendly crop protection and nutrition



  • QALIBRA - Quality of Life - Integrated Benefit and Risk Analysis web-based tool for assessing food safety and health benefits
  • Q-PORKCHAINS - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer: development of an innovative, integrated, and sustainable food production chain of high quality pork products matching consumer demand
  • QUALITY LOW-INPUTFOOD - Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and 'low input' supply chains
  • QUALITYMEAT - Survey on the research landscape in the associated candidate countries for monitoring and promoting good quality meat production - the whole food-chain, from farm to fork, of poultry and pork meat



  • REPLACE - Plants and their extracts and other natural alternatives to antimicrobials in feeds
  • REPRO - Reducing food Processing waste
  • RESCAPE - Reducing Egg Susceptibility to Contaminations in Avian Production in Europe
  • RESISTVIR - Coordination of research on genetic resistance to control plant pathogenic viruses and their vectors in European crops
  • RHIBAC - Rhizobacteria for reduced fertiliser inputs in wheat



  • SABRE - Cutting edge genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding
  • SAFE FOODS - Promoting food safety through a new integrated risk/analysis approach for foods
  • SAFEED-PAP - Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed (SAfe FEED - Processed Animal Proteins)
  • SAFEFOODNET - Chemical food safety network for the enlarging Europe
  • SAFEHOUSE - Analysis and control of egg contamination by Salmonella and other zoonotic pathogens after the move of laying hens to enriched cages and alternative housing systems
  • SAFEWASTES - Evaluating physiological and environmental consequences of using organic wastes after technological processing in diets for livestock and humans
  • SAFIR - Safe and high quality Food production using poor quality waters and Improved Irrigation systems and management
  • SAFOODNET - Food safety and hygiene networking within new EU countries and associated candidate countries
  • SCIENCE 4 BIOREG - Global involvement of public research scientists in regulations of biosafety and Agricultural biotechnology
  • SEAFOODPLUS - Health promoting, safe seafood of high eating quality in a consumer driven fork-to-farm concept
  • SELAMAT - Safety enhancement of Edible products, Legislation, Analysis and Management, with ASEM countries, by mutual Training & research.
  • SMEs-NET - SMEs networking European food safety stakeholders
  • STRAINBARRIER - Understanding prion strains and species barriers and devising novel diagnostic approaches
  • SUPASALVAC - Salmonella-free broilers by live vaccine-induced innate resistance to colonisation and invasion, and novel methods to eliminate vaccine and field strains
  • SUSTAINAQ - Sustainable aquaculture production through the use of recirculation systems



  • TDC-OLIVE - Setting up a network of Technology Dissemination Centres to optimise SMEs in the olive and olive oil sector
  • TECARE - Transregional cooperative platform for competitiveness in meat research and SMEs
  • TESTMETEDECO - Development of test methods for the detection and characterisation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in environmental species.
  • TOSSIE - Towards Sustainable Sugar Industry in Europe
  • TOWARDS - Migrating networks from a producer towards a market orientation within the agri-food sector
  • TRACE - Tracing food commodities in Europe
  • TRACEBACK - Integrated system for a reliable traceability of food supply chains
  • TRAIN-NET FUTURE - Training network for national contact points and support organisations with special focus on candidate countries in the areas of food quality and safety
  • TRANSCONTAINER - Developing efficient and stable biological containment systems for genetically modified plants
  • TRUEFOOD - Traditional United Europe Food



  • WELFARE QUALITY - Integration of animal welfare in the food quality chain: from public concern to improved welfare and transparent quality
  • WHITE BIOTECH TP - A European technology platform on industrial biotechnology for sustainable development


  • YOUNG-TRAIN - Training and mentoring young scientists from candidate, associated and Mediterranean countries in a whole food chain approach to quality and safety



  • ZINCAGE - Nutritional zinc, oxidative stress and immunosenescence: biochemical, genetic and lifestyle implications for healthy ageing
  • ΣCHAIN - Developing a stakeholders’ guide on the vulnerability of food and feed chains to dangerous agents and substances


Last update: 06 December 2007 | Top