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Danish Team Hopes to Use Genomic, Proteomic Tools to Make Food Tastier (Really)

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Four Danish firms have presented a plan to their government to apply genomics and proteomics techniques to give a better understanding of the interactions between food molecules and humans, which may lead to the design of safer and better-tasting foods.


Per Falholt, a member of the steering committee behind the strategy and an official with Novozyme, said he hopes that plan can get at least 5 million Danish krone ($869,813) in funding for the next five years.


"The ability to produce the food products which consumers are expected to demand in the future is dependent on more fundamental knowledge about the significant factors for eating quality of food," reads part of a written description of the 10-year plan.


The plan was presented to the Danish parliament by the firms Danisco, Arla Foods, Cr Hansen, and Novozymes. It calls for academic units to work in close collaboration with industry.

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