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Food and health

The quality of agricultural raw materials is closely linked to the cultivation or rearing methods used, and has a big impact on the quality of the final food products. Hygiene aspects of food, and illnesses contracted through food, are areas of research directly connected to our everyday lives. Examples of research into food include the development of new methods of analysing food with regard to fibre, starch, vitamins, antioxidants, oxidation, antibiotic residues, tenderness, etc. SLU's research is primarily conducted into the chemistry, hygiene, and toxicology of food, meat science, dairy products, and plant products. Discoveries resulting from research into plants and animals, in areas such as gene technology and veterinary medicine, can often enhance our understanding of humans and human health. For example, the genes of the pig are very similar to human genes. The healing effect of forests and gardens is another issue in SLU research.

Det finns 8 sidor som är taggade med Food and health:


SCAWs reports and pubications in Swedish and English 2019 Widman et al. 2019. Indirect Costs of Sheep Depredation by Large Carnivores in Sweden. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Lotta Berg. Vilda djur och

Theoretical value of pre-trade testing for Salmonella

The Swedish Salmonella control programme includes mandatory action if Salmonella is detected in a herd. The aim of this study was to assess the relative value of different strategies for pre-movement

The threat amongst the berries – how dangerous is the fox tapeworm?

Five years ago, the fox tapeworm was discovered for the first time in Sweden. Should we be afraid, and how much do we know about the tapeworm’s effect on us? The fox tapeworm, Echinococcus

Food safety challenges and One Health within Europe

This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial

Microbiota in rumen and feces during SARA Challenge

The effects of a grain-based subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) challenge on bacteria in the rumen and feces of lactating dairy cows were determined. Six lactating, rumen-cannulated Danish Holstein


Did you know that current efforts to reduce mercury pollution could result in environmental recovery faster than had been expected? A recent scientific discovery indicates that it could be a matter

Sharing and supporting knowledge

Kevin Bishop, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment at SLU, predicts a bright future for Swedish work methods when it comes to meeting the objectives in Agenda 2030. "Sweden

Udder infections could affect the milk consumer

Inflammation in the mammary gland (mastitis) is the most common disease in dairy herds worldwide, often caused by the pathogens Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Escherichia coli (E. coli).