In temperate climate, the average yield/ha of tomato is significantly lower than international standards. The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries. Multiple trials will be developed to study physiological and agronomical performance under a wide range of growing conditions, with an improved eco-footprint. To increase the nutritional value of processed tomato, new biostimulants which increase mineral bioavailability for humans, will be developed. Economic, social and environmental benefits:- Increase of competitiveness of tomato markets in EIT RIS (more efficient cultivars and cultivation methods)- Improved eco-footprint (lower use of pesticides, fertilizers, limited transport)- Higher nutritional value of tomatoes as a raw material for processing foods (increased bioavailability) Project is synergistic with the aims of KIC Climate area: “Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Food Chains”
Increasing nutritional value (bio-stimulated) of selected performant tomato varieties to be cultivated in areas with temperate climate
The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries.
Innovative tools to produce legume-based foods for increased consumer acceptance
A population-level shift towards more plant-based diets is urgently needed because of environmental reasons, but also due to its health effects.
A natural blue food colour that can be used in food products that are heat treated and are acidic is impossible today.
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EIT Food hosts sustainable seafood panel at the Sustainable Foods Conference to support innovations in aquaculture.
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