Healthy nutrition, healthy life
How do applied and fundamental research connect?
Sometimes it may seem like science is divided into two camps, also in Wageningen. Applied research on one side and fundamental research on the other.
Slowing down Q-fever and Lyme
In infectious diseases such as Q-fever and Lyme disease, animals are the source for infection. Outbreaks cannot be prevented, but their reach and effect can be mitigated.
Less resistance to antibiotics in livestock farming
Bacteria that are irresponsive to antibiotics pose a threat to public health. WUR studies the relationship between antibiotics and resistant bacteria in livestock farming.
Tasty food with less sugar
Making foodstuffs healthier while retaining their flavour is not always easy. Collaboration to create products with healthier properties is essential to a healthier society.
Better welfare for pigs
Pigs display less biting behaviour when living a comfortable, social, energetic life. Wageningen University & Research expertise contributes to animal-friendly sties and other welfare-enhancing concepts.
Better for the animals, better for the environment
Consumers increasingly value the environment and animal welfare in the keeping of animals. But what exactly does this mean? Wageningen University & Research experts study this and translate their knowledge into innovative concepts for barns and animal feed.
Sustainability criteria in trade agreements
Food security depends in large part on transparent agreements on sustainability in food production. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) experts study how these aspects may be included in international trade agreements.
Tailored nutrition advice thanks to digital twin
Wageningen scientists use a digital twin to predict how people will respond to meals. Not everyone responds in the same way to a meal rich in sugar or fat—the ultimate goal: a digitally generated tailored diet recommendation.
One click to identify cocaine
One simple click to determine whether a street sample contains cocaine. The NIR application developed by Wageningen scientists in collaboration with government institutes and other researchers makes this possible. The first step towards a scanner application that also detects other frequently used drugs.
An alternative to animal testing
The Dutch government aims to acquire a leading position in animal test-free innovations by 2025. Wageningen University & Research scientists are developing various alternatives to animal testing in food safety.