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25.09.2020

European Space Agency (ESA) Call on responsible AgriTech

In the framework of the Kick-Start activities programme, the European Space Agency has launched a call titled "Responsible Agritech" in coordination with the ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD. The call is open until the 27th of November 2020 for companies that intend to develop space-enabled AgriTech ap...
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23.09.2020

Alternatives to castrating pigs without anesthesia are gradually finding their way into Europe.

"Variety is an advantage, and consumers like the alternatives". No one alternative has emerged regarding surgical castration of piglets without anesthesia. Depending on the desired meat product and market demand, immunocastration, anesthetized surgical castration, and non-castration (in combinatio...
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15.09.2020

Legumes are getting off the ground in Flanders. Great enthusiasm to grow, process and eat them.

Legumes (or “pulses”) have a future in Flanders. Consumer and retail demand is rising, all links in the chain are locally present and the first attempts to grow them are promising. In addition, all parties are very enthusiastic about working with them. This became clear during a sector m...
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14.09.2020

One step closer to seaweed, oyster and mussel farming in the Belgian North Sea

According to research by UGent, ILVO, Belwind, Brevisco, C-Power, Colruyt Group, DEME Group, Lobster Fish, OD Natural Environment and Sioen Industries, culturing seaweed and shellfish in the Belgian North Sea is biologically feasible. The economic feasibility depends on tackling technical challenges...
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26.08.2020

Alternative proteins for use in a wider range of food products? ILVO and Flanders' FOOD are up to the challenge

In the Food Pilot in Melle, Flemish Minister of Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture Hilde Crevits inaugurated a new protein processing machine. The 'high moisture extruder' can process protein powder isolated from alternative proteins such as soy and sunflower seeds into protei...
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