Uneven dietary development

Linking the policies and processes of globalisation with the nutrition transition, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. In a “nutrition transition”, the consumption of foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The transition, implicated in the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases worldwide, is rooted in the processes of […]

The Protein Transformation

The world’s consumers love animal-based protein, so much so that in 2020 they ate 574 million metric tons’ worth of meat, seafood, dairy, and eggs, almost 75 kilograms per person. Moreover, the amount consumed is still increasing, especially in developing markets. Yet concerns about the environmental costs of growing all the animals we eat, how […]

Dietary effects on growth and reproduction of freshwater zooplankton

In an aquatic habitat, zooplankton organisms are extremely valuable aquaculture resources. Potential zooplankton species (Ceriodaphnia cornuta) have been further explored to evaluate their applicability to fed fish larvae in freshwater aquaculture. There is a need to find more options other than Artemia as live food options in freshwater hatcheries. Thus, this study was conducted by […]

Opportunities for applying algae in feed

In 2014-2016 Acrres, a part of Wageningen UR identified the opportunities for applying algae in feed. The published report describes the benefits and disadvantages of microalgae as a nutrient source in livestock diets and the operational aspects of its application in farm animal diets. The report provides all to that date available background information. The […]

Microalgae can steer metabolic and immunological processes

To better understand micro algae’s mode of action when applied as an additive in diets, porcine intestinal epithelial cells (IPEC-J2), stressed by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) or under non-stressed conditions, were exposed to microalgae extracts and changes in gene expression were recorded. The study showed that ETEC stressed intestinal epithelium cells exposure to microalgae extracts […]