Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used as environmental enrichments in laying hens and broilers. Point-source objects (pecking objects and litter/bedding containing insect larvae) will be used to allow species-typical behaviors and maintain animal health, thus resulting in an improvement of birds welfare and quality of food products. Cost-benefit analysis will be finally carried out in order to define the economic effect of such innovative productions and environmental enrichments in the industrial settings.
FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry
The aim of this project is to test the effects of innovative ingredients (insect larvae) in poultry feeding to allow sustainable production, to improve animal welfare and to potentially meet the consumer demand for healthier, more natural and bettertasting products.
Temperature fluctuations during storage of frozen foods result in big chunks of ice causing major quality defects of the product. A controlled deceleration of recrystallization processes can be achieved by specific ice structuring proteins (ISP). So far, the only food-grade available ISP are based on animal or GMO sources.
Tasty Texture: Tailored fibre/protein-rich vegetarian Health Power food & novel extrusion technology platform
Plant-based foods are growing beyond vegan and vegetarians due to the emerging segment of the flexitarians, who seek to reduce animal protein consumption in their daily diet. Most product developments focus on meat or milk analogues.
PERFECT - Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies
Excessive sugar consumption is a contributing factor for a variety of non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes, that currently affects 9% of the global population).
Test Farms 2021 – newest innovations in agriculture tested with farmers in Eastern and Southern Europe
Test Farms programme links agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land.
EIT Food announces once again its Journalism Awards, aiming to encourage the work of journalists who bring awareness to the topic of innovation and sustainability in....