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02.07.2019

LCA (life cycle analysis) in agricultural context? Improved methodology now includes indicators for soil quality and ecosystem services.

Adjustments in the LCA methodology will lead to better and more comprehensive evaluation of the environmental sustainability of agriculture and of food products. By working out measurable indicators for the complex concepts of 'restoring soil quality' and by taking 'ecosystem services' into account,...
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21.06.2019

Brown shrimps in the North Sea are doing just fine

There are many scientific data on the North Sea fish stocks. Specifically for brown shrimps, the time series show no downward trend. Hans Polet, science director at ILVO (Flemish Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Nutrition Research): “The recent statement in the media that 5 times less...
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21.06.2019

Improved methodology for detection of antibiotic residues in milk and meat

ILVO and Ghent University have set up an analytical method for antibiotic residues in milk and meat matrices that are faster, cheaper, and at least as easy and reliable than what already exists. In his doctoral study on the subject, ILVO researcher Geert Van Royen achieved remarkable results mainly ...
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18.06.2019

ILVO and RBINS-OD nature inventories of macro-and micro-plastics in the Belgian fishing areas and on the beaches

The research partners of the EMFF-FIVA *-research project MarinePlastics have started a study that accurately maps how much and what types of plastic are found on the Belgian fishing grounds. It involves both larger pieces of waste (macro-plastics larger than 5 mm) and minuscule plastic particles (m...
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14.06.2019

ILVO, HOGENT, TRIAS and Peruvian farmers and researchers join forces around potato “TUNTAS”

ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS are hosting a Peruvian delegation to the Food Pilot (ILVO, Melle, Belgium) to get the production of so-called “tuntas” (freeze dried potatoes) in a small cooperative factory in the Andes. Flemish food technologists perform experiments and analyses in Belgium togeth...
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