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Innovation / Technology - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 19.09.2019
Solutions for the future of nutritional research
Every day, we choose the food we eat and influence our health, whether consciously or not. This link between diet and health is a core concern of nutritional scientists, who met in Bern from 7 to 12 September 2019 for the 16th annual conference of the NuGO nutrigenomics association.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2019
Climate protection thanks to agroforestry
Zurich-Reckenholz, 10.09.2019 - Producing food and feed while protecting the climate - is that possible? Yes, and agroforestry is one option, combining agriculture and wood production on the same land.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.07.2019
Phosphorus Recycling: Switzerland as Trailblazer
Phosphorus Recycling: Switzerland as Trailblazer
In Zurich last week, some 200 experts discussed the future of the essential nutrient phosphorus. Without phosphorus, no cell, plant, or animal can function.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.05.2019
Enabling consumers to analyze their food's DNA
Enabling consumers to analyze their food's DNA
EPFL's Digital Epidemiology Lab held its first food DNA sequencing workshop last Saturday, in association with SwissDeCode and Hackuarium.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.03.2019
Corinne Boss Takes Reins of ’Animals and Products of Animal Origin’ Competence Division at Agroscope
Corinne Boss is the new Head of Agroscope's 'Animals and Products of Animal Origin' Competence Division for Research Technology and Knowledge Transfer; in this capacity, she also becomes a Member of the Agroscope Executive Board. A biologist and official expert in animal health, Corinne Boss currently works at the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) as a Research Scientist in the 'Products of Animal Origin and Livestock Breeding' Division.

Agronomy / Food Science - 26.02.2019
Committed to Sustainable Plant Production for the Reduction of Pesticides
Vegetables and fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet - but it is these foods in particular which usually require an above-average use of plant-protection products (PPPs).

Computer Science / Telecom - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.01.2019
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives.

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.08.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 14.03.2018
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Changins, 14.03.2018 - Agroscope went to Svalbard, Norway, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Global Plant Seed Vault, where over a million seed varieties from all around the world are stored in duplicate.

Agronomy / Food Science - Materials Science - 23.11.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 24.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.09.2017
Combating Japanese Beetles with Fungi
Zurich-Reckenholz, 05.09.2017 - In June of this year, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was detected for the first time in Switzerland, in the canton of Ticino. Considered to be a quarantine pest, it is subject to obligatory control. Agroscope researchers are testing whether this quarantine pest can be controlled with fungi that are effective against May and June beetles.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.08.2017
Tef benefits from further research funding
Tef benefits from further research funding
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Tef is Ethiopia's most important staple food crop.

Innovation / Technology - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.07.2017
Naturalness as a success factor
Naturalness as a success factor
"Naturalness" is a construct - but according to a new study from the ETH Consumer Behavior group, a product's success on the food market is primarily defined by whether or not consumers perceive it as natural. The increasingly artificial and virtual nature of everyday life has now achieved broad acceptance, and the benefits that technological development bring to everyone cannot be denied.

Computer Science / Telecom - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.02.2017
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
EPFL hosted the first OpenFood Hackdays this past Friday and Saturday. The event attracted 110 participants, whose goal was to brainstorm technological solutions to food-related challenges.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 10.11.2016
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Pro-tection'
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Pro-tection’
Bern, 10.11.2016 - Dr. Alain Gaume will be the new Head of Agroscope's ‘Plant Protection' Strategic Research Division.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 10.11.2016
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Protection'
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Protection’
Bern, 10.11.2016 - Dr. Alain Gaume will be the new Head of Agroscope's ‘Plant Protection' Strategic Research Division.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 09.09.2016
Secrets of honey-making by bees unveiled
Secrets of honey-making by bees unveiled
Bern, 09.09.2016 - From never seen before X-ray images of honey bee combs, a research team from Agroscope and the Institute of Bee Health at the University of Bern (both Switzerland) could study how honey is produced. The team used computer tomography to measure sugar concentration in the wax cells, without disturb-ing the sensitive mechanisms of the colony.

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2016
Nadja El Benni to head ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Research Division
Nadja El Benni to head ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation’ Research Division
Bern, 01.09.2016 - Dr. Nadja El Benni was appointed Head of the ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Strategic Research Division by Agroscope Council on 25 August 2016.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.08.2016
Using force to stifle dialogue
Using force to stifle dialogue
In a comment on ETH News, ETH President Lino Guzzella is strongly disapproving the attack on a plant breeding congress. ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.' Although Voltaire himself never uttered these words, they nevertheless capture the spirit of his thinking and thus provide us with a shining example of some of the most important achievements of Enlightenment philosophy: freedom of expression and the supremacy of reason over violence.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 29.08.2016
EUCARPIA Congress at ETH Zurich: Plant Breeding as both Art and Science
EUCARPIA Congress at ETH Zurich: Plant Breeding as both Art and Science
Zurich, 29.08.2016 - A good 400 researchers from the future-oriented field of plant breeding will meet this week at the 20th EUCARPIA General Congress in Zurich, organised by Agroscope and ETH Zurich.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.08.2016

Agronomy / Food Science - Veterinary Science - 09.06.2016
Weak bees make strong colonies
Weak bees make strong colonies
Bern, 09.06.2016 - Colonies of the Eastern honey bee, the original host of parasitic Varroa destructor mites, survive infestations that are fatal to Western honey bees.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 27.05.2016
Bruno Studer - New ETH Zurich Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding in Partnership with Agroscope
Bruno Studer - New ETH Zurich Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding in Partnership with Agroscope
Zurich, 27.05.2016 - ETH Zurich is appointing Bruno Studer Associate Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding, i.e. joint holder of the newly created Chair for Molecular Plant Breeding.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2015
EPFL Dedicated to Research on the Challenges of Nutrition
29.09.15 - Facing the lack of scientifically based evidence in the field of nutrition, a university and a foundation unite forces in the areas of research and public outreach.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 14.09.2015
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Bern, 14.09.2015 - An international team led by Agroscope has published a study on the influence of dairy products on inflammatory responses in the human body. The study's conclusion: Despite persistent beliefs to the contrary, dairy products exert a slightly anti-inflammatory effect, and individuals with an impaired metabolism are particularly likely to benefit from consuming products from this food group.

Innovation / Technology - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.01.2015
Agroscope and CSEM working together to develop new agricultural technologies
Agroscope and CSEM working together to develop new agricultural technologies
Bern, 27.01.2015 - Agroscope and the private research and technology company CSEM plan to intensify their collaboration.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.10.2014
Arable farming benefits from soil organisms: More biomass, less nutrient loss
Arable farming benefits from soil organisms: More biomass, less nutrient loss
Zurich, 21.10.2014 - Soil organisms play an important role in arable farming: A functioning underground food web composed of bacteria, fungi and soil fauna can improve plant nutrition, increase agricultural yields and reduce nutrient leaching. An Agroscope study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows that soil conservation has numerous benefits.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 29.09.2014
Environmental assessment of foods: focus on methodologies
Environmental assessment of foods: focus on methodologies
Zurich, 29.09.2014 - How great an impact does a product have on the environment? As well as helping consumers with their purchasing decisions, product environmental information is meant to encourage a more environmentally friendly production process. Agroscope investigated two of the most important assessment methods currently in use.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.07.2014
AgEng Congress 2014: More Efficient Use of Resources thanks to Agricultural Engineering
Zurich, 07.07.2014 - How does agricultural engineering affect people, animals and the environment?

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2014
Targeted action for biodiversity is also needed in organic agriculture
Zurich, 24.06.2014 - The number of different habitats is crucial to sustain species diversity in farmland. Organic farms without targeted measures to promote biodiversity, such as the creation of species-rich habitats, only harbour marginally more species than other farms. This is shown by a recently published study in ten European and two African regions.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 03.12.2013
New Organisation and Performance Mandate for Agroscope Approved
Bern, 03.12.2013 - Michael Gysi took over Agroscope's reins in January 2013. On 1 January 2014, a new organisation will come into effect.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.08.2013
The World Food LCA Database: international project to provide accurate food datasets for environmental footprints
Zurich, 08.08.2013 - How to improve the realisation and the communication of environmental footprints of food products' A new database providing reliable and up-to-date data for food and beverages life cycle assessments (LCA) has been launched by Agroscope and Quantis.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 02.07.2013
International fireblight congress in Zurich
International fireblight congress in Zurich
Zurich/Wädenswil, 02.07.2013 - The fruit disease, fireblight, continues to be a big problem for apple and pear producers.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.06.2013
Ecoinvent – The World's Leading LCA Database Launches Version 3.0
Ecoinvent – The World’s Leading LCA Database Launches Version 3.0
Media Releases Energy and Environment The life cycle inventory database ecoinvent forms the basis for life cycle assessment projects, eco-design, and product environmental information.

Linguistics / Literature - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Geschmack - der intime Sinn
Zurich - University of Zurich Geschmacksempfindungen in Worte zu fassen, ist eine Herausforderung. Ein Forschungsprojekt von vier Hochschulen will dem Phänomen auf den Grund gehen.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.12.2009
Movement comes with appetite
07.12.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . A body that is provided with food too often gets caught up in the maelstrom of a lack of exercise, obesity and ultimately diabetes.