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Food Matters Live 2018, 20-22 November
12 July 2018

Food Matters Live 2018, 20-22 November

Dr. Sophie Hieke, Head of Consumer Science at EUFIC, will present the findings of the latest studies on Free-From labels at Food Matters Live 2018, a unique event on the future of food and sustainable nutrition.

Innovative packaging can play a key role to reduce food waste: Dr. Nina McGrath
10 July 2018

Innovative packaging can play a key role to reduce food waste: Dr. Nina McGrath

Dr. Nina McGrath, Senior Manager for Food Safety at EUFIC, explained why packaging technology holds great potential to reduce food waste at the latest Public Policy Exchange Symposium in Brussels.

Why consumers should choose whole grain first: the potential of a EU Whole Grain Partnership
09 July 2018

Why consumers should choose whole grain first: the potential of a EU Whole Grain Partnership

Christina Sadler, Senior Manager for Nutrition and Health at EUFIC, joined the discussion on why a EU Whole Grain Partnership could improve health and well-being in Europe.

Tackling food waste: turning nemesis into a saviour
28 June 2018

Tackling food waste: turning nemesis into a saviour

The function of food packaging has traditionally been limited to passive protection from external influences, but innovations are quickly changing its role. Packaging is getting active and intelligent, able to monitor and interact with food and environment and maintain food freshness for longer, writes Dr Milka Sokolović.

Perceived value of food and portion size are main drivers of food waste: Dr. Sophie Hieke
26 June 2018

Perceived value of food and portion size are main drivers of food waste: Dr. Sophie Hieke

Dr. Sophie Hieke, EUFIC Head of Consumer Science, explains what are the main reasons behind food waste according to the latest consumer research.

Vertical Farming – what’s the deal anyway?
28 May 2018

Vertical Farming – what’s the deal anyway?

First devised in 1915 by American geologist Gilbert Ellis Bailey, the initial concept of vertical farming was rather understood as a sort of rooftop farming. The definition evolved as vertical farming moved indoors, and while definitions vary, most agree that vertical farming refers to the growing of edible greens in stacked rows in a controlled environment.

What is glucose-fructose syrup? (Q&A)
05 April 2018

What is glucose-fructose syrup? (Q&A)

Glucose-Fructose Syrup is a liquid made of starch, used in the manufacturing of foods and drinks due to its taste and the ability to blend with other ingredients. Is it good or bad for our health?

Food technologies: securing our future food supply
02 February 2018

Food technologies: securing our future food supply

By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to reach a record over 9 billion people. This projected rise, coupled with rapid urbanisation, will create many societal and environmental challenges. Innovative food technologies offer exciting solutions to help us to prepare for the increased strain on agricultural resources, reduce food waste and provide adequate nutrition for all. We explore the potential opportunities for three technologies in contributing towards long-term food security.

High school: The ideal time to introduce food safety habits
15 December 2017

High school: The ideal time to introduce food safety habits

A recent study by researchers from Ontario, Canada indicates that high school students are an important but overlooked audience for safe food handling education. The research highlights that high school is an ideal time to instil food safety knowledge, as many students prepare to make the transition from passive observers to active participants in the kitchen.

Food additives used in the EU
15 December 2017

Food additives used in the EU

A list of food additives used in the European Union.