Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment
Understand how food goes from farm to fork: explore food security, supply chains, food production and agriculture.
This course started on the 14/01
Dairy products with reduced saturated fatty acids
Saturated fat intake in most EU member states continues to exceed the dietary guidelines for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Dairy products are the major contributor to dietary saturated fatty acids in many European diets but since these foods are also major contributors to the supply of key nutrients, and have other valuable functionality, reducing intake of dairy products would be counterproductive. This project aims to produce a traditional dairy products with a reduced saturated fatty acids content but with an enriched monounsaturated fatty acids content. Earlier research has established the process for producing this modified milk with indications that the process leads to reduced methane production by the cow and hence milk with reduced carbon footprint. The project will start at TRL 5/6 and will progress to production of new retail foods.
A software solution for the management of digital twins for food products shall be developed. The software includes interfaces to factory automation systems for collecting production data. These data and additional data from e.g. a MES system are stored securely in a cloud using data structures appropriate for the corresponding food production. Any data analysis or monitoring functionality is realized by apps interfacing with the cloud. A novel feature of this solution is the integration of digital twin data along the value chain, a prerequisite for a Digital Food Passport and a Web of Food. The digital twin management software supports the user in setting up digital twins for his products and in granting his customers access to selected parts of the products' digital twin data as agreed in a bilateral contract or as requested by regulation. Sharing of digital twin data across different cloud platforms is supported by suitable data connectors.