Arla in food research partnership
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- 09 June 2005
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A number of danish companies and scientific institutions are joining forces in a new research centre aimed at research and development within the field of healthy and safe foods.
The objective of the Nanofood Consortium, which was presented to the public at a conference at Aarhus University on Tuesday, is to promote partnerships between the food industry and public research and thus contribute to the development of healthier, safer and more nutritious food products.
The term for a billionth of a unit, nano technology is research into extremely small dimensions and could be of huge importance to the food industry where research, for example, could lead to the invention of surfaces that reject bacteria coating on food or technology that could establish when milk has turned sour.
The initiators include Arla Foods, Danisco, Danish Crown, Aarhus United as well as several academic institutions such as Aarhus University and the University College of Arhus. The project also enjoys the support of the County of Århus and the Municipality of Århus.
The Nanofood Consortium is associated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at the Universities of Århus and Aalborg.
Read more about the Nanofood Consortium here.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.