Many Europeans lack knowledge of proper microwave use

You can prepare tasty and healthy food with your microwave oven - just like any other oven.

Scientists have asked consumers across Europe about their microwave habits. Their answers suggest that many do not know how they should best use their microwave to cook healthy and nutritious meals. Despite the fact that the microwave is a natural fixture in many modern kitchens, it seems that there are very few people who use…

EU research collaboration: Success or failure?

European researchers gathered for the Susfood2 midterm meeting in Gent, 2019.

By Trond Løvdal, Nofima; Bart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVO; Ferruh Erdogdu, Ankara University; David Alonso de Mezquia, Mondragon University; Sema Demir, CRIFFC; Yildiray Istanbullu, CRIFFC The pros and cons of international collaboration; from the researchers’ perspective. The message was devastating: A whole pallet of food items on its way to our research partner in central Europe…

Progress despite covid-19 challenges

Screenshot of Teams meeting

Physical meetings have been substituted by virtual meetings this spring. On June 16th, fifteen InProVe partners met for a project status update meeting on the Teams platform. Because of the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, the planned meetup in Gothenburg this past March could not take place. It was substituted by a virtual meeting in April. “Although…

A hole in the can may provide better canned food

Prototypes toroid cans

By Lidunn Mosaker Boge, Nofima Canning is a sustainable way of storing food, but the method requires a lot of energy and water and can affect food quality. A newly developed can with a different shape may be the solution that makes canned food of the future more attractive. The can looks like a regular…

InProVe researchers reunited at EFFoST 2019

Several InProVe researchers presented their work at the food science and technology conference EFFoST in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in November. In between the busy schedule they found time to meet and update each other on the progress of their work. At the conference, Bart van Droogenbroeck gave the presentation “Toroidal cans as energy saving tools…