1011, 2019

Strength2Food research team win best scientific research award

Strength2Food researchers at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology at University of Zagreb and the Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Zagreb have won the award for the best scientific research in the field of nutrition at the 7th International Congress of Nutritionists organised by the Croatian Federation of Nutritionists – the National Federation of Nutritionists and Dietitians Associations in the Republic of Croatia. The research was based on data collected as part of the Strength2Food project and concerns the nutrition profiling of lunch meals in primary schools using the Nutrient Rich Food 9.3 Index. The [...]

210, 2019

Dr. Orachos Napasintuwong talks about the sustainability of Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai rice

On 1-2 October 2019, Strength2Food took part in the 2nd Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok, an event that aims to facilitate knowledge sharing within the growing global community of rice stakeholders who share a vision of sustainability for the sector. It was against this backdrop that Prof. Orachos Napasintuwong from Strength2Food partner Kasetsart University held a presentation regarding a local Jasmine rice variety, the ‘Khao Hom Mali’, for which in 2006 the Thai government encouraged the registration of geographical indication (GI) at national level. Subsequently, in 2013, ‘Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai’ became the first [...]

2009, 2019

4th Strength2Food Interim Meeting & Webinar on Food Quality Schemes, Bonn, Germany

Project partners gathered in Bonn, on 18-20 September 2019, for its 4th Interim Meeting, hosted by the University of Bonn (UBO). The meeting started with a Strength2Food webinar on ‘Food Quality Labels: do they matter for consumers? Empirical results from a pan-European study and policy recommendations’, organised in cooperation with University of Bonn (UBO), the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and Newcastle University (UNEW). During the session, Prof Monika Hartmann discussed key insights from 2 pan-European consumer surveys (refer to Deliverable report D8.1), and addressed questions such as: What do consumers care about? Are labels effective in informing consumers? [...]

1909, 2019

Food Quality Labels: Do They Matter for Consumers?

This webinar has been organised in cooperation with University of Bonn, the European Food Information Council and Newcastle University, and talks about: Strength2Food’s key insights from pan-European consumer surveys. What do consumers care about? Differences between food products and countries. The role of labels to solve the lemon problem for credence attributes. Effectiveness of food quality schemes in Europe to inform consumers - recognition and perception considerations. Effectiveness of an EU label modification. Policy & practical implications of results. If interested, you can download the slides here. Additional questions? Click here to view Questions & Answers (Q&A) post the [...]

1609, 2019

How can we develop a more sustainable seafood sector?

In North-East England, Food Nation & Newcastle University are working in partnership on stimulating short food supply chains for locally landed seafood. Our research aimed at understanding the barriers and opportunities for local short fish supply chains in North-East England and identifying strategies to develop new markets for quality foods, to ensure fishers and fishmongers could obtain better margins, while also ensuring consumers gain affordable, fresh, seasonal and high quality local seafood. Our research findings indicate that there is a disconnect between the fish industry and the wider public and we need to develop new ways to bring them together. Innovative [...]

1409, 2019

Prof. Konstadinos Mattas on climate and value products

Professor Konstadinos Mattas from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki presented a lecture during the summer school “Climate Change Impacts on the MED Agro-Food Chain”, which took place on 9-14 September 2019 at the Schloss Rauischholzhausen, in Hessen, Germany. During his lecture, entitled "Climate and value products", Mattas included the results from the Strength2Food EU project, highlighting especially the sustainability of geographical indication (GI) products. The goal of the international summer school was to foster interdisciplinary research and dialogue, to better understand and tackle the challenges that environmental and climate change create for agriculture. For this purpose, it brought together researchers [...]