Fava bean is a grain legume which is welladapted to Northern Europe, and is relatively cheap to grow. Two million tonnes are currently produced across the EU-28, particularly in the UK and Northern France. However, it is mainly grown for animal feed, and the crop remains an under-utilised source of dietary protein and fibre in Europe. Furthermore, the crop has shown variability in terms of yield, resulting in a lower attractiveness for farmers. Favuleux will explore the supply chain required to develop fava beans as a sustainable source of dietary protein. A diverse collection of beans will be grown in field trials and evaluated for characters including sustainable productivity, nutrition, and processing quality and efficiency. The project will develop an economically viable and environmentally sustainable pipeline for producing superior healthy food products from fava bean.
E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂.
Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.
GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs
Consumers are looking for convenience. This is reflected in the growth of food e-delivery. However, the extra traffic causes problems in dense populated areas and has a high impact on the environment (CO2, particulate matter,….).
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In the past 40 years, childhood obesity has become one of our most serious public health challenges, and a recognised problem in every country in the world.