DLG-Expert reports: Trends and strategies straight from the source. The DLG regularly provides information on the latest topics and developments in areas such as food technology, quality management, sensory technology, and food quality. In the series experts address current issues and provide comprehensive information and support.
DLG-Expert report 02/2023
Vertical farming (VF), i.e. the commercial and vertical cultivation of plants indoors and under often controlled environmental conditions, is an innovative cultivation method that offers numerous ecological but also economic advantages over traditional arable farming methods. This expert knowledge is dedicated to this new cultivation method. The focus here is on VF in Europe and the comparison between conventional cultivation and VF.
DLG-Expert report 02/2021
The following Expert Knowledge Series issue is aimed at specifically showing the critical duties of managing directors and management board members in the coronavirus crisis. It also provides an explanation of the options available for achieving the transparency necessary in day-to-day business so that managers can obtain an optimum overview of the company’s operational and financial status.
DLG-Expert report 01/2020
The food trade in e-commerce has become just as much a part of our everyday lives as online shopping for other consumer goods too. There are hardly any products anymore that cannot be ordered by a mouse click and delivered directly to your front door. However online sales are a fast and constantly growing market not only in the B2C sector, but also in the B2B sector, e.g. raw materials, ingredients and animal feeds.
DLG-Expert report 06/2019
Blockchain or distributed ledger technology has evolved from its start as an independent store of value for cryptocurrencies through the financial sector to a serious enabling technology for industrial applications. In the food industry, there are many applications in which the technology can play out its intrinsic advantages. The first applications are being used in productive operations and the first large companies are making their business relationships dependent on the integration of a partner in the blockchain. More on this in this expert knowledge.
DLG-Expert report 06/2018
Homogenization is a mechanical process for reducing the relative heterogeneity of a system and for producing a homogeneous size distribution of particles suspended in a liquid. A high-pressure homogenization (HPH), also known as dynamic or ultra-high pressure homogenization (UHPH), is a relatively new technology recently introduced through the development of a new generation of homogenizers...
DLG-Expert report 02/2016
Mycotoxins (toxic substances produced by fungi) are a significant hygiene problem in both foods and feeds worldwide. These are secondary metabolic products formed by mould fungi that have a toxic effect in various ways already in very low doses in vertibrates and humans. In humans they hardly cause acute damage to health, but they can be carcinogenic or mutagenic...
DLG-Expert report 14/2015
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni – the complete botanical name – is a plant which originates from Paraguay. There the leaves of the plant have been used already for centuries for sweetening and are brewed like tea leaves. Their sweetening components are known as steviol glycosides. These occur naturally in the leaves of the plant...