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06.10.2017

ILVO antibiotic detection lab receives prestigious AFNOR recognition for validation of test kits

The ILVO lab for screening of antibiotic residues will now perform validation tests for antibiotic kits under the norms of the prestigious AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation). Wim Reybroek, head of the ILVO lab, says “This is an international recognition of the quality of our...
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06.09.2017

New research project on bitter compounds in Belgian Endive roots and chicory

Searching for new applications in the food, medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Bitter compounds or “sesquiterpen lactones” are bio-active compounds that can be used in several sectors for many different applications, according to previous ILVO research. The next step is t...
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17.07.2017

European study confirms Flemish research results: less antibiotic use on pig farms is possible without affecting farm profitability

Antibiotic use may be cut in half on pig farms with no loss of production or profit, as shown on French, German, Swedish and Belgian closed pig farms where farmers were given specific coaching. This is the conclusion of an economic study performed by ILVO and Ghent University using results of the Eu...
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07.07.2017

How can we accelerate the transition from a fossil economy to a bio-economy? A new organization system for targeted innovation

“The bio-economy is to the 21st century what the fossil economy was for the 20th century.” That was the message in 2001, but 15 years later the bio-economy is still underdeveloped. “To realize the transition to a bio-economy, we will have to work on it from all possible angles,&rdq...
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27.06.2017

Rural sociology from Flanders to Poland

On 23-27 July the biannual congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) will take place in Krakow. Researchers from all corners of Europe will dive into “Inequal processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice.” ILVO’s Joost Dessein is the chair of the...
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