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01 Oct 2019

A bread to fight against elderly malnutrition

A little loaf of bread, baptised “G-Nutrition”, has caused quite a stir in among elderly care professionals. This bread is the result of a long development process aiming to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly, as well as being perfectly adapted to their taste preferences and eating abilities. As of 2018, it became the first "everyday" food product to receive authorisation to be refundable by French Social Security, in recognition of its im…

19 Jul 2019

Fermented products: a strong trend in French food markets

If you are paying attention to food trends like we do, you are very likely to have seen a lot of press devoted to consumer interest in fermented foods and beverages. This is no surprise as the fermented food and ingredient market is projected to grow from $512.19 billion in the year 2018 to $689.34 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.12% from 2018 to 2023. While the trend is visible across the globe, in 2018 Europe led the way in terms o…

09 Jan 2019

Vitagora a partner in a European project to identify and address barriers to sweetener use

A new study, led by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Copenhagen, has been launched to identify the risks and benefits of sugar replacements in the diet. Vitagora is one of five French partners within a wide-ranging consortium of 29 academic institutions and companies.   SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who will …

02 May 2016

A bread to fight against elderly malnutrition

A little loaf of bread, baptised “G-Nutrition” has caused quite a stir in among elderly care professionals. This bread is the result of a long development process aiming to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly, as well as being perfectly adapted to the taste preferences and eating abilities.   This bread was developed within a flagship Vitagora project, mobilising a number of industry actors and demonstrating the cluster’s ability to devel…

12 Nov 2015

Lipoproteins - vectorisation of vitamin E in the brain to treat Alzheimers?

Lipoproteins are an area of study with a huge therapeutic potential for both the pharmaceutial industry and for functional foods. The LABEX LipSTIC is leading the way with research in this area. One of their discoveries is the ability of lipoproteins to target areas of the body for precise delivery of liposoluble active compounds.   Labex LipSTIC - leading research into treatments for inflammatory diseases In 2013, Neuropsychopharmacology, the…

13 Oct 2015

Is fat our 6th taste?

Can one actually talk about the taste of fat? The findings of the most recent research by the team of Professor Philippe Besnard, who heads the NUTox (Physiology of Nutrition and Toxicology) team at the Lipids Nutrition Cancer Joint Research Unit, suggest that while the texture and smell of lipids are responsible for oral detection, taste is also involved in human and rodents’ spontaneous preference for fats.   Philippe Besnard has a long histo…

21 Jul 2015

Microorganisms and food - 3 leading research units

Using microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi) to transform food staples such as wheat, milk or fruit into bread, beer, cheese or wine, is an age old human practice. But a better understanding of microbial ecosystems and mechanisms has progressively allowed us to control, industrialise and optimise the production of these foods. The research carried out by scientists in three world-class units - PAM, MICALIS Institute and URTAL – illustrates the t…

LE COVID-19 : INFORMATION IMPORTANTE

Compte-tenu des dernières mesures prises par le gouvernement ce weekend, concernant la situation sanitaire liée à la propagation du virus COVID-19, toutes les réunions physiques, manifestations, et visites en entreprise sont suspendues jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Cependant, toute l’équipe Vitagora a adopté des mesures de télétravail et reste entièrement disponible pour répondre à vos questions et demandes liées aux services et projets proposés par Vitagora.

Une cellule de crise au sein de Vitagora liée à l’impact du COVID-19 sur l’activité de nos entreprises agroalimentaires régionales a été mise en place dès le vendredi 13 mars en lien avec l’ANIA et les autorités régionales.

Vous pouvez joindre cette cellule de crise pour toute demande relative à ce sujet au 06 72 39 66 96, Tom Vaudoux, ou par email, au elisabeth.lustrat@vitagora.com.

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