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03.03.2017

Microplastics also in sea salt

Sea salt, particularly artisan gourmet sea salt produced in the Mediterranean Sea, can contain tiny pieces of plastic. A study of the Federal Agency for Public Health, Safety of the Food Chain and the Environment, together with ILVO, revealed this new information. The presence of microplastics in fo...
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23.02.2017

Antibiotics are detectable in pig saliva, quickly tested with the ROPE test

ILVO, in assignment of FEBEV (The Federation of Belgian Meat and the representative of slaughterhouses and butcheries), has developed a method to determine whether a pig has antibiotic residues in their saliva.
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15.02.2017

Fast and reliable index for dairy cow welfare could lead to a quality label for animal-friendly milk

The welfare of dairy cattle can now be determined in an efficient and reliable fashion due to the flexible and relatively fast index developed by Sophie de Graaf, doctoral researcher at Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and Ghent University (UGent), under supervi...
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08.02.2017

Stay-green silage maize is only cosmetic

Bio-engineer Jolien Swanckaert (Ghent University – ILVO) has performed a doctoral study on the importance and consequences of stay-green in silage maize. When stay-green is applied to corn, it means that the cob (the generative part of the plant) does not ripen at the same rate as the vegetati...
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07.02.2017

Visualisation of genes in high resolution and multi-colors: improved technique shows genes on chromosomes of green onion and rose

Ghent University – ILVO researcher Ilia Kirov defends his doctoral thesis in Ghent, Belgium on 9 February 2017: PHYSICAL MAPPING OF GENES ON PLANT CHROMOSOMES Promotors are Prof. Dr. Nadine van Roy (UGent), Dr. ir. Katrijn Van Laere (ILVO) and Prof. Dr. Ludmilla Khrustaleva (Moscow Univers...
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