Food's fingerprint reveals many secrets

Are those organic eggs truly organic? Does this olive-oil really originates from Tuscany? Wageningen Food Safety Research can prove it with labaratory research.

  • Fraud-free organic coffee Wageningen Food Safety Research allows a machine to 'sniff' coffee aroma to distinguish between organic and regular coffee.
    Farmers pick Arabic coffee beans
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  • The differences between organic and customary egg Close examinations of the composition of egg yolk reveal the distinctions between egg production systems. This enables Wageningen Food Safety Research to establish whether eggs are or are not organic.
    De verschillen tussen biologische en gangbare eieren
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  • Scanning food's fingerprint Wageningen Food Safety Research is currently carrying out research on various portable instruments that can measure the composition of products within seconds – even through the packaging.
    scannen food fingerprint
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  • Bananas from Costa Rica Wageningen Food Safety Research provided on-site assistance in the collection of bananas to guarantee their authenticity, learn about the local production conditions and arrange for the rapid and appropriate import of the bananas into the Netherlands.
    RIKILT plukt bananen in Costa Rica
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  • Marzipan made from pure almonds Wageningen Food Safety Research can carry out DNA analyses and use advanced protein identification techniques to determine whether marzipan is made from pure almonds or also contains other nuts or beans.
    Marzipan made from pure almonds
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