Food

17.05.2021

Consumption of Raw Goat’s Milk: What Is the Risk of Infection with TBE Viruses?

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) pathogens can be transmitted to humans by the consumption of raw milk and raw-milk products from infected goats. The risk is judged to be low, and is most likely to come from on-farm consumption of the (unpasteurised) products.

21.04.2021

For good, healthy and environmentally friendly food

Working together with three other partners from the private sector, Agroscope coordinates the Horizon 2020 project OptiSignFood, which aims to provide the basics for more efficient, more environmentally friendly food production.

20.04.2021

Emergency Supplies Before, During and After the Swiss Confederation’s COVID-19 Measures

The older the respondents, the better they know and follow the emergency supply recommendations. Experience from the first lockdown can help ensure more stocking-up in future.

15.04.2021

Characterisation of Raclette du Valais PDO

Agroscope has comprehensively characterised the cheese variety Raclette du Valais PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). With the reference values obtained, cheese-dairy advisory services will be able to identify cheese defects more easily in future.

06.04.2021

March 2021 issue of agroscope Magazine now Online

From pitchfork to fork – this issue of agroscope Magazine focuses on selected food-production topics.

11.02.2021

Dairy Products and Holidaymakers

Swiss milk producers can boost their income and productivity with agrotourism.

18.01.2021

Second Edition of Cider Varieties Guide Now Online

The sugar levels of the different varieties have been adjusted in the current edition. In addition, there is now a French version of the Cider Varieties Guide.

23.09.2020

Lactic Acid Bacteria Could Contribute to Healthy Gut Flora

Can the human gut microbiome be optimised through the dietary uptake of certain bacteria? Researchers from Agroscope and the University of Bern analysed the potential of lactic acid bacteria from the Liebefeld strain collection in this respect. For a century now, the bacteria have been isolated and collected from Swiss dairies and archived at Agroscope.