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Food in focus

How can we eat and produce food better and more sustainably in the future? This series of articles offers some exciting examples that illustrate how research, innovation and new ways of thinking at KTH can inspire a more sustainable appetite both on a personal and global level.

Researcher in lab.
Francisco Vilaplana and his research team are developing new ways of how side streams in food production can be useful in the food of the future. (Photo: Magnus Glans)

New life for discarded food

Will the next generation’s food be made from today’s waste? A team of researchers at KTH is looking into new ways of dealing with unused waste products in the agriculture and food sectors.

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Filip Borgström David Sigge and an employee at the coffee farm
Filip Borgström (center) and David Sigge (right) together with coffee farmer Aphiwat Sukphong's employee.

Student field study: how coffee beans can lift farmers out of poverty

KTH students David Sigge and Filip Borgström spent two months in Thailand as part of their degree project in industrial economics. They looked at if and how farmers could increase their income in a su...

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Woman in supermarket
Rising food prices over the past year have changed our consumption patterns – but we still go on buying, according to a degree project by students at KTH. (Photo: Mostphotos)

How higher food prices have an impact

What foods are we cutting down on and what do we go on buying, despite rising prices? Students at KTH have analysed all the purchases made by loyalty scheme members in Coop stores over the past two ye...

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Lines of seaweed are hauled into a boat by a crew of several people
At the Nordic Seafarm on Sweden's west coast, a team harvests sugar kelp. By 2050 there will be 11 billion people on Earth and we will need to go for these real proteins, these blue proteins," says KTH Associate Professor Fredrik Gröndahl, one of the Nordic Seafarm founders. (photo: Nordic Seafarm)

When we run out of land, it’s time for ‘blue proteins’

When Fredrik Gröndahl looks at the sea, he sees the potential to relieve humanity of its near-total, and increasingly unsustainable reliance on arable land. The answer to feeding the world is to turn ...

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Last changed: May 31, 2023