Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum are the major origins of mycotoxin contamination. Producers, so far have no methodology to determine mycotoxin contamination of grains before harvest. Imaging sensor technologies including digital image analysis will be developed in this project to quantify Fusarium infestations in wheat fields shortly before harvest. Infestation rate will be correlated to mycotoxin contents in the grain. The camera will be carried on UAVs to create infestation maps. The output of the project is to generate georeferenced maps of contaminated (above threshold) and non-contaminated (below threshold) areas of wheat fields and use this information for intelligent machine path planning and in field logistics with the aim to achieve site-specific harvesting of grains for food (non-contaminated areas) and bio-energy use (e.g. ethanol). Contractors will offer this service to wheat growers.
Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies
Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production.
Rice is a primary carbohydrate staple but is high in carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) & soluble starch
SureChoc: Sugar reduced chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to meet consumer sensory, naturalness and cost expectation
Sugar reduction in foods remains challenging; it is not only the sweetness of sugar but also physiochemical properties and cost that have to be matched.
VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain
Conventional microbiological testing takes time to get results. This impacts the supply chain, causing delays to get to market whilst results come back on finished but not shipped goods.
Feltwood closes €1.2 million funding round to scale production of industrial materials made from vegetal waste
Spanish-based startup Feltwood has closed its seed funding round with EIT Food as a major investor.
A report by EIT Food provides key insights, needs, and recommendations from consumers about building trust in the food chain.