Cultured Meat – Opportunities in China

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Cultured Meat – Opportunities in China It is well recognized that rising meat consumption puts a heavy burden on the environment worldwide. Cultured meat claims to offer a solution for many of those problems, by technological innovations. China has quickly become one of the world’s most important players in a variety of green technologies, like solar power and electric vehicles. …

CSITF seminar: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Technologies

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Introduction On the second day of the CSITF on the 20th of April, more than 80 participants attended the Seminar on Sustainable Agricultural and Food Technologies. The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission and Shanghai Jiaotong University jointly organized this Sino-Dutch seminar. The aim of this seminar was to share experiences in the field of sustainable …

CSITF seminar: Soil Remediation Technology

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Introduction On the first day of CSITF on the 20th April, more than 100 people visited a soil remediation demonstration site in Pudong Heqing Town in the morning and then participated in the Sino-Dutch Soil Remediation Technology Seminar at one of the meeting halls of CSITF in the afternoon. The events were organised by the College of Agriculture and Biology …

Sustainable Agricultural and Food Technologies; Sino-Dutch Cooperation

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Food supply chains, security, renewable energy, mobility and the climate. These are among the challenges China needs to tackle now and in the future. The complexity of these challenges leads to many solutions being found in cross-overs between technology and collaboration. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam, who leads the innovation missions during the …

Innovation Mission: Agricultural Technologies

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Introduction The Netherlands is the second-largest exporter of agricultural food products in the world. In 2050, there will be nine billion mouths to feed in the world. This is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Dutch entrepreneurs and researchers are eager to address and solve global challenges. In order to achieve this aim, the Netherlands is making considerable …

DSM wins Human Nutrition Innovation Award

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DSM China Ltd. has won the first ‘Nutrition Innovation Gold Award’ issued by the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS). This award is granted to DSM in recognition of its outstanding contribution to nutritional science by constantly enhancing and improving human nutrition and the strong support it offers to the academic community in product development and applications. DSM was also acknowledged for …

How diabetes influences the maternity

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A recent Chinese study found the cause and proof for the effect of diabetic mothers on the maternity. Previous studies have revealed that offspring of diabetic mothers display a higher incidence of malformations and fetal death, even when a one-cell embryo is transplanted from a diabetic to a non-diabetic mother. Diabetic mothers’ oocytes tend to exhibit reduced glucose metabolism, compromised …

China’s development plan for the seed industry 2020

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In a race to further develop the Chinese country side and increase the agricultural production, the Chinese Ministry for Agriculture announced plans to professionalize the seed industry following the No. 1 Document on Agricultural S&T Innovation in 2012. R&D focus will be on the creation of new varieties of rice, wheat, corn, soybean, potato and 15 varieties of ‘cash crops’ …

Big data collaboration with BGI

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Those who’ve read the earlier posts on the Dutch bio-informatics mission (1, 2) that was just concluded last week, may already know that an MoU was signed in Shanghai, with the Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology. On Friday 23rd of March, during the Shenzhen leg of the mission, an MoU was also signed with BGI. The Dutch partners in this …

Big Data, Big Difference

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The Netherlands Big Data Delegation visited Shanghai on Wednesday 21st of March, where NOST and the Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology (SCBIT) organized a successful seminar: “Big Data, Big Difference “. The focus of the seminar was put on the cross-over of bio-informatics application between green and red life sciences. Experts from both Chinese and Dutch sides gave presentations and …