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How well are alternative feedstuffs received by the end consumer?

Researchers at the University of Göttingen examine the effect of providing information

10-Dec-2021

Despite shifts towards vegan and vegetarian diets in Western cultures, demand for animal protein persists. Alternative protein sources are required to nourish the growing world population without compromising on sustainability. Researchers at the University of Göttingen and the University of ...

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Climate-conscious eating: Interplay of attitude and eating style

09-Nov-2021

Climate change is now attracting enormous media attention and affects the future of young people in particular. There are many factors that have an influence on the climate. One of them, which consumers can control themselves, is their own diet. A research team from the University of Göttingen ...

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Packaging from popcorn

11-May-2021

Nowadays, packaging should be sustainable in addition to the special requirements for transport, storage and product presentation. In this case, sustainable means: the material should be environmentally friendly and made from renewable raw materials, have good stability for possible reuse and be ...

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Revealing the secret cocoa pollinators

International research team led by Göttingen University investigates landscape and farm-level management in cocoa agroforests in Indonesia

05-May-2021

The importance of pollinators to ensure successful harvests and thus global food security is widely acknowledged. However, the specific pollinators for even major crops – such as cocoa – haven’t yet been identified and there remain many questions about sustainability, conservation and plantation ...

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Insects and algae as feed for poultry

Göttingen researchers investigate meat quality

01-Jul-2020

More and more animal products are consumed worldwide. This growing demand requires a considerable amount of high-protein feed for farm animals. However, the cultivation of animal feed is often accompanied by land-use changes such as deforestation. Future feed should therefore become independent ...

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The attractive tomato

Research team from Göttingen investigates buying behaviour on the basis of various characteristics

16-Oct-2019

Tomatoes are the most consumed vegetables in Germany. The supermarket offers a variety of different varieties. Consumers, however, are usually unaware of the differences and may choose a variety that they do not like. A research team from the University of Göttingen examined tomato ...

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Every second consumer would buy products from vertical agriculture

Göttingen agricultural scientists investigate acceptance of novel floor cultivation systems

13-Aug-2019

Rising population numbers and poorer weather conditions due to climate change make it difficult to produce sufficient healthy and fresh food. Vertical agriculture could make a contribution to solving this problem. Here the vegetables and fruit are grown on top of each other in tiers. This system ...

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Is it okay to eat animals?

12-Aug-2019

May humans use animals? And if so, what does an ethically correct treatment of animals look like? The positions on such philosophical questions range from the original anthropocentrism, according to which man may deal with animals as he wishes, to abolitionism, which completely rejects the use of ...

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Where do the best strawberries grow?

06-Feb-2019

Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other flower-visiting insects. Because of their supply of flowering plants and opportunities for nesting, hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators. A team from the departments of ...

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Foods of the future

Researchers investigate acceptability and taste of microalgae as an ingredient

17-Aug-2018

A steadily growing world population brings with it an increasing demand for protein-rich food. Since meat production cannot be increased indefinitely, scientists have been seeking to establish alternative protein sources. Researchers at the University of Göttingen are currently investigating the ...

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