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08.04.2019

Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.

Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustainably than has been done so far. In particular, ensiling makes it possible to stabilise the secondar...
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05.04.2019

ILVO takes first steps to map spread of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance through manure

Follow-up research looks at impact on crops and humans ILVO has developed a method that makes it possible to map the distribution of antibiotics via manure into the environment. With this method, 69 antibiotics can be detected at the same time, including difficult to detect colistin, an important m...
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29.03.2019

Local malting barley grown in Flanders? ILVO and Brouwerij Huyghe start an agricultural experiment

ILVO and Brewery Huyghe from Melle have just signed a Collaboration Agreement on the local cultivation of barley for malting. This was done in the presence of Flemish Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Koen Van den Heuvel. For ILVO, barley is - after hops - the second brewery-related agricultu...
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22.03.2019

Reduction of antibiotics (resistance) in European livestock production by a large-scale ' learning Network ' project DISARM. ILVO coordinates

In the recently-started Horizon2020 thematic network DISARM, European livestock farmers, veterinarians, consultants, researchers and industry from 9 countries are joining forces in the fight against excessive antibiotic use. In a wide range of practical cases, they seek the best (tried and tested) a...
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18.03.2019

The ValgOrize project is launched! Research towards the valorization of seaweed and microalgae as food on the European market

Sustainably grown algal biomass can play a vital role in feeding the world by 2050. However, consumers in Europe are not used to eating seaweed and microalgae and food producers lack a reliable supply, which slows down innovation in the value chain. Twelve Belgian, Dutch, French and British partners...
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