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EU-funded researchers are pilot testing a pioneering, nano-based packaging material that releases antimicrobial oils to slow food spoilage and prevent foodborne illnesses. This could bolster Europe's efforts to tackle food waste and food safety.
Published: 15 June 2018
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is enabling German firm Heliatek to boost production of an organic solar energy-generating film that can be used on office blocks.
Published: 15 June 2018
Picture a mouth-watering meal. Are you thinking of assorted mounds of mystery mash? Probably not - and if you rely on pureed food, that is an issue. EU-funded researchers have turned to 3D printing to find a way to prepare appealing food for people who cannot chew, in a bid to help preserve their nutritional status and quality of life.
Published: 14 June 2018
An EU-funded business accelerator has led to the successful launch of 10 European businesses in the agrifood sector. These now provide key technology products and services - fostering innovation and competitiveness.
Published: 13 June 2018
Published: 11 June 2018
Salty effluents from the food and drink industry are difficult and expensive to clean. An EU-funded project is using a combination of bacteria and algae to treat waste water effectively and economically while generating commercially valuable biomass.
Published: 30 May 2018
An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge.
Published: 29 May 2018
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa still suffer from high rates of malnutrition, despite international efforts to address the issue. An EU-funded project brought together African researchers and stakeholder organisations to define research priorities that could improve results and strengthen the continent's capacity in this field.
Published: 8 May 2018
About 400 kg per square kilometre: this, according to estimates, is the amount of mostly plastic waste littering European seas. Some of it can be upcycled into high-quality clothing, claimed a Spanish SME, which carried out an EU-funded feasibility study to work out the details. And indeed, such garments are now available in its shops.
Published: 12 April 2018
Nitrogen and pesticides linked to agriculture pose a threat to Europe's freshwater supply. An EU-funded project involving farmers and many other stakeholders is championing joint approaches to preserve this important resource.
Published: 30 March 2018