Various studies have shown the nutritional importance of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) as well as an increase in their concentration in dairy products as a function of the pasture altitude. The present study complements our knowledge on the influence of the summer season on the concentration of CLA in alpine dairy products. It was found that there was an increase in the concentration of CLA at the beginning of the season, a relatively small variation during the whole season followed by a decrease in these concentrations at the end of the summer.
Plants and microorganisms can perceive and respond to sound waves. In a review of the literature, Agroscope analysed various publications on this topic. The studies show that sound can lead to positive effects on physiology in the form of improved growth, development and disease resistance.
The war in Ukraine, dry spells and droughts followed by heavy rainfall and flooding are major challenges for our food systems. But the problems that they bring to light are nothing new – and solutions are already to hand.
Biogenic amines in foods represent a health risk. Researchers from Agroscope and INRAE investigated the formation of these undesirable substances in raclette cheeses by the bacterium Morganella morganii.