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antibiotics

Nature’s Defence Mechanisms Can Reduce the Use of Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health according to the World Health Organization, WHO. Researchers from National Food Institute, Technical...
milk sugar

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

Dairies' production of cheese generates considerable amounts of the by-product whey. While large cheese producers are able to extract more value from the whey...
iodine content

European Method to Determine Iodine Content in Animal Feed

Just as human beings need iodine for their brains to develop normally and their metabolism to function properly, iodine is necessary in small amounts...
probiotics

Good Bacteria Last Longer with a Sugar Coating

If you have ever fallen prey to travelers’ tummy – or have needed to take a course of antibiotics, you can probably understand the...
whole grain

Several Reasons Why Whole Grains are Healthy

The beneficial effect of eating whole grain instead of refined grain products is well documented. Epidemiological studies have shown that whole grain consumption decreases...
genetic material

The Body Does Not Absorb Genetic Material from Our Food

A major new study carried out by researchers from the National Food Institute has found no evidence that genetic material from the food we...
allergies

New Products to Prevent and Treat Food Allergies

Food allergy is a growing problem worldwide and so far there are no accepted methods to prevent or treat this disease. For millions of...
Mapping foods’ DNA

Mapping Foods’ DNA Can Reveal Fraud

The world has witnessed several food scandals in the last decade, where e.g. melamine has been added to infant formula and horsemeat has been...
butylparaben

Butylparaben Can Have Several Endocrine Disrupting Effects

Parabens are used as preservatives in e.g. cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen in order to stop bacterial growth. Parabens have been...
carcinogenic

Compounds in Meat May Be Carcinogenic

The National Food Institute has reviewed the results from a number of American and European population studies and other studies to examine, which compounds...
antimicrobial resistance

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to...
Endocrine disrupters

Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their...