Food

Bioeconomy aims for even safer food which has been grown, fertilised and processed in a way that minimises the adverse climate impacts and enhances the health-promoting properties of food. Functional foods produced by bioeconomy include xylitol chewing gum, yogurts containing lactic acid bacteria and plant sterol-enriched margarines. Synthetic additives have been substituted by nature’s own substances.

Material previously considered waste is also an opportunity for bioeconomy. Efficient utilisation of raw materials ensures that the healthiest components of plants end up for human consumption or animal feed instead of the landfill. Food industry side streams can be used in bioproducts in chemical industry as well as in energy production. Several products are being produced simultaneously and every effort is made to avoid discarding any of the materials.

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Food

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Making of Tomorrow shows the way to the bioeconomy of the future

31.3.2017 VTT is making noise in the bioeconomy sector with its extensive Making of Tomorrow campaign. With this…

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Making of Tomorrow: Sustainability from Renewable Chemicals

In the decades to come, bio-based materials will be standard components of packaging and consumer products. Monomer production…

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Making of Tomorrow: Wellbeing from Food

In the years to come, corporate social and environmental responsibility will be taken for granted —especially when it…

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Silmusalaatti – sprouting goodness!

Organic agriculture in Helsinki region without subsidies, fertilisers, pesticides or land to cultivate! How is it even possible…

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Soilfood heads towards sustainable agriculture with recycled nutrients

We can mitigate climate change and prevent eutrophication of waterbodies by taking better care of our soils. Soilfood…

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Future food from your kitchen table

Forget the shrivelled basils! How about a cloudberry or arctic bramble-smoothie with fresh ingredients grown on your kitchen…

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Valio introduces an unprecedented innovation to reduce salt

The food industry has long been expected to provide solutions for reducing salt. With Valio ValSa®, the new…

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Superfood and cosmetics from the gifts of northern nature

Berries, fungi, and herbs are a treasure trove of northern nature that goes mostly ignored by modern man….

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