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Experts from research and industry will discuss about smart and low energy input processing chains, natural food additives and colourants, and supportive material for a code of practice to increase sustainability and consumer acceptance of organic food stuffs. Among other contributions, the workshop will present the final results of the EU project SusOrgPlus, which was funded via the ERA-net CORE Organic Cofund.
A consumer survey that was conducted within the CORE Organic ProOrg project shows that consumer preferences for milk are very heterogeneous. Following a segmentation approach, four distinct consumer groups were identified.
Over the last three years, the Thuenen Institute of Organic Farming in Northern Germany conducted experiments with joint and separate grazing of young cattle and broilers as part of the project “MIX-ENABLE”. Preliminary results indicate that the broilers benefit with fewer losses due to predatory birds whereas no effect on the young cattle was found.
Stinging nettle harvested wild or cultivated can unlock possibilities for organic additives for enriching foods.
SusOrgPlus developed and evaluated novel natural food additives/colourants used to improve sensorial and nutritional quality of organic products
Strip or intercropping systems, where two instead of one crop are grown at a time, can increase the functional biodiversity of the soil. A Practice Abstract has been released on this topic as an outcome of the SureVeg project
In the BIOVINE project, cover crops are tested in vineyards for several plant protection purposes
Results from a study conducted at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the Freebirds project suggest that outdoor-preferring individuals of both commercial (Sasso) and Polish heritage (Green-legged Partridge) chickens presented better welfare condition.
Management of an outdoor range is one of the main issues in organic egg production; in fact, hens tend to stay close to the barn with consequently accumulation of droppings. Therefore, this area is often highly loaded with nutrients. Results from the FreeBirds project can show how management strategies can help to prevent accumulation of nutrients in the soil.
In organic apple production different multi-nutrient fertilisers from conventional farming (e.g. poultry manure, keratin products) are used, which usually don’t have the same nutrient ratio as needed by the crop. This can lead to an accumulation of non-target nutrients in the soil and thus an unbalanced nutrient status which may result in deficits in kalium (K) supply or excess amounts of phosphorus (P).
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