The aim was to study the effects of dietary pea inclusion and the addition of Avizyme 1200 -enzyme cocktail on broiler performance, intestinal viscosity and organoleptic quality of meat.
The aim of the paper is to identify, through an evolutionary analysis, the processes of increasing returns that have become path-inefficient and have reinforced the lock-in in the food system. These findings indicate that more attention should be paid at the public policies that are currently too narrow in their scope and do not effectively bridge the entire system, from food production to consumption. Public intervention is critical for the unlocking, but individuals in the various parts of the food system are those who create new paths.
The rapid and accurate detection of food pathogens plays a critical role in the early prevention of foodborne epidemics. Current bacteria identification practices, including colony counting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunological methods, are time consuming and labour intensive; they are not ideal for achieving the required immediate diagnosis. We demonstrate the feasibility of analyte specific sensing using mass-produced, polymer-based low-cost SERS substrate in analysing the chosen model microbe with biological recognition.
Combining quantitative and qualitative research methods to foresee the changes in the Finnish agri-food sector
This paper focuses on the benefit of using two different research methods interactively, namely the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and Delphi method.
High variability in flavonoid contents and composition between different North-European currant (Ribes spp.) varieties
This study provides information on the variation of anthocyanin and flavonol contents and composition in 32 black and 12 redcurrant varieties, as well as flavonol contents and composition in two green-fruited blackcurrant (green currant) and one white currant varieties conserved in a national ex situ germplasm field collection in Finland, North Europe.
Fruit and vegetables liking among European elderly according to food preferences, attitudes towards food and dependency
As the population ages and dependency for food-related activities increases, it becomes crucial to better understand food expectations of elderly consumers. Fruit and vegetables (F&V) are generally appreciated by elderly people.
Potato late blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans, is one of the most important diseases of potato worldwide. This is the first study characterising Estonian P. infestans population using the SSR marker genotyping method.Results revealed highly diverse P. infestans population in Estonia resembling the Northern European populations.
The nutrient footprint methodology seems to have potential in assessing the nutrient balances of food chains as well as other bio-based production chains. It offers information about the nutrient usage and utilization efficiency in a simple and comparable form. This information can not only be used in improving the production chains but also in communicating the importance of the sustainable use of nutrients to decision makers.
Commercial picking of mushrooms has increased in Finland, which can have an effect on forest management.The results of this study enable the prediction of mushroom yields along with the development of spruce stands and thus support multiple-use planning and management of forests.
Evaluation of bilberry and cowberry yield models by comparing model predictions with field measurements from North Karelia, Finland
Models estimated for non-wood forest products (NWFPs) are used to support the multi-objective use of forest and related decision making in various ways. In Finland, bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) and cowberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) are among the most important NWFPs, and yield models for them have been estimated and linked into forest simulators.
The results show that Russian tourists especially value the freshness and healthiness associated with local food. Nevertheless, the motivators to use local food products appear to be different when it comes to food products in Finland or in Russia. In addition, local food products are poorly recognised, and tourists are not familiar with local South Savo food. Consequently, the study reveals potential factors that could increase the Russian tourists' usage of local food products or food services while visiting the region and potentially other tourist destinations.
Aflatoxins (AF) are ubiquitous mycotoxins contaminating food and feed. Consumption of contaminated food and feed can cause a severe health risk to humans and animals. A novel biological method could reduce the health risks of aflatoxins through inhibiting mold growth and binding aflatoxins.