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Bakers warm to water controller
Fuzzy logic software used in water supply temperature controllers, giving improved temperature control.

  Versatile plant for animal feeds
A low cost manufacturing process to produce agricultural and pet foods, using extrusion techniques.
  Demand for natural husbandry methods leads to natural growth
Natural micro-organism growth promoters for use in the production of organically reared meats.
  Flour for Europe
Design of eight standard test procedures to be used in certifying wheat flour to EU norms.
  Remote sensing, an agricultural management tool
Using satellite imaging to produce statistics to monitor budgets within the Common Agricultural Policy
  New outlets for oilseed crops
Exploring new industrial applications for agricultural oilseeds
  Vegetable fibre, the key to new advances in dietetics
Franco-Anglo-Irish research investigates the possible key role of the cauliflower in healthy, high fibre diets
  Improving the nutritional value of sorghum
Molecular biology techniques have succeeded in improving the quality of sorghum, a staple food in West Africa
  European agrobiology geared to the needs of Chinese agriculture
European and Asian researchers combine to conquer viral infections of one of the far East’s major crops, the sweet potato
  Wine inspection and quality
Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques to detect adulteration of wine
  Selecting ideal bacteria to "finish" quality wines successfully
A new strain of bacterium has been identified, which improves the "finishing" process in wine production
  A single market with multiple flavours
Assessing regional variations in consumer preference, to allow food producers to address the Single Market as a whole

Confirming low alcohol levels
Analysing the alcohol level of low-alcohol drinks


Cream of the crop measurements
Testing non-milk fat levels in butter


Blocking toxins from the food chain
Reliable measurement of food toxin levels


Keeping shellfish safe to eat
Detecting toxins in shellfish destined for human consumption


Zero tolerance for toxic growth hormones
Screening meat for illegal growth-promoting hormones


Finding the fibre
Measuring the fibre content of foods


Increasing confidence in vitamin measurements
Improved analysis of food vitamin content

  Beating the bacteria in food and water
Reference materials for testing bacterial contamination of food and water
  Measuring carcinogens in food
Measuring polycyclic hydrocarbon carcinogen concentrations in foods
  Measuring dioxins in milk
Measuring dioxin levels in milk
  Wrapping up standards for food packaging
Testing monomer migration into food from polymeric packaging materials
  Sampling success - animal feed
Screening alfatoxins in animal feedstuffs

Foods of the future? Functional foods
Why and how will so-called 'functional' foods help us stay healthy?

How fresh is your fish?
Some improved methods for checking how fresh seafood is.
Electronic noses for the food industry
An advanced technique for detecting and analysing faults in industrial products.
Milk that never ceases to amaze
Six research projects that aim to deepen our understanding of the metabolism and genetic make-up of lactic bacteria.
  Protecting crops, protecting nature
Mushrooms offer an interesting alternative to spreading chemical products.
  The hidden virtues of lucerne
The nutritional benefits of rubisco, a protein present in lucerne, could be of interest to the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
  Detecting GMOs
GMO analysis and detection methods under the microscope at the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Consumer Health and Protection (Ispra).
  Use of fungi in paper production
An innovative and environmentally friendly technique applied to paper-making.
  In deep waters
What impact does deep water fishing have on the sea's ecosystems?
How should we manage threatened fish stocks?
  Herd-decimating parasites
Some 200 researchers worldwide are pooling their efforts to control the devastation caused by ticks in countries in the Southern Hemisphere.