Iodised salt and milk are the main sources of I in human diets. However, organic milk is typically low in I and organic salt is not iodised. The project aims to identify and optimise the use of a sustainable seaweed supplement that is suitable for use in organic dairy cow diets, for the production of I-enriched organic milk. This will be achieved via animal trials, feed and milk analyses, and appropriate statistical modelling in the UK, Iceland, and Finland. The sustainable development of I-enriched organic milk can address the currently unmet nutritional need for I. Further implementation in conventional dairying can scale-up I-enriched milk production and benefit the greater population, particularly groups with higher I requirements (e.g. pregnant women, nursing mothers).
HarnessINg Seaweed to Produce Iodine-forRtifiEd organic milk (INSPIRE organic milk)
Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.
SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality.
Impact on sustainability, shelf life and nutritional value by vertically farmed leafy greens via a new local supply chain
Access to fresh produce is and will continue to be an issue in the densely populated European cities. Due to the long and complex supply chain up to 40% of the products ends as waste and the nutrient value of the remaining ones is often degenerated at time of consumption.
What are the health benefits of some traditional festive foods? This Christmas, the EIT Food Health Claims Unpacked project celebrates relaunching their digital platform and explain which festive foods we....
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.