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Demand for natural husbandry methods leads to natural growth 15-12-99 

Natural micro-organism growth promoters for use in the production of organically reared meats.
 

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Flour for Europe 15-12-99 

Design of eight standard test procedures to be used in certifying wheat flour to EU norms.
 

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Right recipe for food producers 15-12-99 

New software to enable rapid rescheduling of batch production processes in the food manufacturing industry.
 

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Versatile plant for animal feeds 15-12-99 

A low cost manufacturing process to produce agricultural and pet foods, using extrusion techniques.
 

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Development cooperation - When parasites decimate livestock 11-10-99 

A vast network has been harnessed: 44 scientists from 24 laboratories in eight EU countries, nine African and Caribbean countries, and more than 150 associated researchers worldwide. The objective? To combat the many varieties of ticks which plague livestock in tropical and sub-tropical countries, wreaking havoc on the health and economy of affected regions. With its support from the European Union, the ICTTD project is an example of North-South cooperation based on synergy and the exchange of expertise.
 

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So the cork doesn't spoil the wine 11-10-99 

Many corks undergo microbiological and chemical changes which impair the quality - or even the safety - of wines and spirits, with the danger that natural cork could be progressively replaced by synthetic substitutes. A European research project has patented an innovative new process which looks set to remove the threat.
 

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Beating the bacteria in food and water 12-08-99 

Reference materials for testing bacterial contamination of food and water.
 

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Better food processing control 12-08-99 

Spectroscopic techniques to monitor starch behaviour in processed foods.
 

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Biosensors - ripe results 12-08-99 

Biosensors monitor fruit ripeness.
 

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Blocking toxins from the food chain 12-08-99 

Reliable measurement of food toxin levels.
 

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Confirming low alcohol levels Confirming low alcohol levels 12-08-99 

Analysing the alcohol level of low-alcohol drinks.
 

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Cream of the crop measurements 12-08-99 

Testing non-milk fat levels in butter.
 

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Finding the fibre 12-08-99 

Measuring the fibre content of foods.
 

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Increasing confidence in vitamin measurements 12-08-99 

Improved analysis of food vitamin content.
 

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Keeping shellfish safe to eat 12-08-99 

Detecting toxins in shellfish destined for human consumption
 

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Measuring carcinogens in food 12-08-99 

Measuring polycyclic hydrocarbon carcinogen concentrations in foods.
 

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Measuring dioxins in milk 12-08-99 

Measuring dioxin levels in milk.
 

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Measuring metal accessibility in the environment Measuring metal accessibility in the environment 12-08-99 

Toxic materials leaching into groundwater from soil and sediment.
 

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Protecting marine shellfish 12-08-99 

Monitoring organotin levels in marine shellfish.
 

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Sampling success - animal feed 12-08-99 

Screening alfatoxins in animal feedstuffs.
 

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Wrapping up standards for food packaging 12-08-99 

Testing monomer migration into food from polymeric packaging materials.
 

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Zero tolerance for toxic growth hormones Zero tolerance for toxic growth hormones Zero tolerance for toxic growth hormones 12-08-99 

Screening meat for illegal growth-promoting hormones.
 

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A single market with multiple flavours 13-07-99 

Assessing regional variations in consumer preference, to allow food producers to address the Single Market as a whole.
 

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European agrobiology geared to the needs of Chinese agriculture 13-07-99 

European and Asian researchers combine to conquer viral infections of one of the far East's major crops, the sweet potato.
 

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Improving the nutritional value of sorghum 13-07-99 

Molecular biology techniques have succeeded in improving the quality of sorghum, a staple food in West Africa.
 

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New outlets for oilseed crops 13-07-99 

Exploring new industrial applications for agricultural oilseeds.
 

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Remote sensing, an agricultural management tool management tool 13-07-99 

Using satellite imaging to produce statistics to monitor budgets within the Common Agricultural Policy.
 

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Selecting ideal bacteria to "finish" quality wines successfully 13-07-99 

A new strain of bacterium has been identified, which improves the "finishing" process in wine production.
 

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Vegetable fibre, the key to new advances in dietetics 13-07-99 

Franco-Anglo-Irish research investigates the possible key role of the cauliflower in healthy, high fibre diets.
 

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Wine inspection and quality 13-07-99 

Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques to detect adulteration of wine.
 

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Choice vintages 11-06-99 

Improving the quality of certain wines, and developing new low-alcohol drinks are just some of the possibilities resulting from the construction of a genetically modified yeast based on a strain used in winemaking.
 

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Functional foods fight fat 01-11-98 

A COST Action on nutrition sciences and technology aims to develop functional foods that help us stay thin and healthy by wasting food energy as heat rather than storing it as fat.
 

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A better diet for a better life 01-10-98 

Europeans are increasingly demanding that the food they eat be perfectly safe, better from a dietary and nutritional point of view, and suited to modern life styles. The European Union already supports many scientific research projects corresponding to these expectations and will continue to do so under the Fifth Framework Programme. We put the spotlight on a research policy which is today uniting food and health.
 

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Bio-packaging for contemporary products 01-10-98 

Natural polymer bio-films, edible packaging ... new technologies which are as ecological as they are economical are making it possible to improve both the safety and quality of ready-to-eat products.
 

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Bridging the research-industry divide 01-10-98 

In order to make the most of the results of the advanced research it supports, the Biotechnology programme has encouraged an original system of thematic industrial platforms within which groups of European enterprises can closely monitor and participate in current projects.
 

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Controlling Melon Ripening by Genetic Engineering 01-10-98 

Technical and Economic Feasibility of Controlling Melon Ripening by Genetic Engineering - FAIR demonstration project n░ CT-961138.
 

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High tech and edible 01-10-98 

Advanced technologies involving the use of high pressure or electric fields could provide the agri-foodstuffs industry with new preservation and processing methods. A number of European research projects are already aimed at making better use of the potential of these innovative technologies.
 

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Life S& T - Seeing is believing 01-10-98 

The concept of Demonstration Projects is a special feature of the three Life Sciences and Technologies Programmes (Biotechnology, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biomedicine and Health Programmes). The intention is to provide each of them with its own appropriate mechanism for the exploitation and dissemination of new technologies.
 

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