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Organic waste and insects: animal feed of the future?
Organic waste and insects: animal feed of the future?

Right now, the European Union doesn’t have enough animal feed of its own to nourish livestock, forcing it to bring in supplies from beyond the bloc’s borders. To face this unsustainable dependency, researchers are looking for alternative protein sources

Could ‘superfoods’ stop disease?
Could ‘superfoods’ stop disease?

Lentils and broccoli, algae and insects: science is investigating traditional and new diets in a bid to reduce the risks of us getting ill

Climate change threatens some of the world’s best wines
Climate change threatens some of the world’s best wines

Global warming is affecting the taste and production of wine growing regions across the world. Finding genes better suited to stress and pests can boost resilience

Biotechnology: navigating a minefield
Biotechnology: navigating a minefield

When it comes to getting biotechnology innovations to market, with commercial protection, it can be tough. Around three quarters of patent applications normally fail to cut it. Although biotechnology is recognised as being important for the economy and society, it can also be highly controversial – attracting public protests

How safe is seafood?
How safe is seafood?

Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat?

ProBIO presents its “ProBIO Business Stories” – the new online tool to make business plan accessible to all
ProBIO presents its “ProBIO Business Stories” – the new online tool to make business plan accessible to all

7 November 2016, Milan – ProBIO launches its ProBIO Business Stories: a user friendly online guide on the basics of business plan writing, specifically targeted to the community of EU projects participants.

Do microbes control our mood?
Do microbes control our mood?

Research on gut bacteria may change the way we look at anxiety, depression, and behavioural disorders

Levelling food price volatility, while supporting the poor
Levelling food price volatility, while supporting the poor

Food crises leave the poor in desperation for a long time. To calm the dreadful effects of weather and climate disasters as well as food price volatility it is better if governments forget about managing prices and instead care for the poor, experts say

Bioeconomy: the ideal mix to pave the way for investments
Bioeconomy: the ideal mix to pave the way for investments

Venture capitalists of course seek smart inventors and breakthrough products. But candidates with intellectual property and business skills are music to investors' ears

Bioeconomy innovations: tough starting up
Bioeconomy innovations: tough starting up

A German blog on innovations management estimates that between 175 and 3,000 ideas are needed to bring just one product or service to the market. Venture capitalists assume that only one out of ten investments pays, says expert Heinrich Cuypers. It seems that the benchmarks for creating a business are extremely tough. But they are not insurmountable.

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