DescriptionMany vegetables including sweet corn, artichokes, potato and cabbage (e.g. Brussels sprouts) are not holistically used in food production although they are safe to consume (without or with further processing). In some cases, more than 50% of the nutritional valuable material is left in the fields or not further valorized.
The idea of “From Leaf to Root” is that students will tackle these challenges by developing prototypes based on plant parts that are to date not or only very infrequently utilized, thereby promoting both a more sustainable use of resources and healthier nutrition. The multidisciplinary teams will work collaboratively with mentors from academia and industry on feasible food solutions (+ business case) while gaining a better understanding of the primary production sector.
|Jan 2020 → Dec 2020
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