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Elephant Foot Yam: A Burning Problem, Not Only While Cooking

20.01.2021 Report from a day in the lab
The elephant foot yam (amorphophallus paeoniifolius), which belongs to the botanical family aroids, is eaten throughout Southeast Asia, especially in India. The tubers,  ...

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Potatoes – „After Harvest Treatment“

14.01.2021 Report from a day in the lab
Spuds, taters or just potatoes; there may be different names for the common potato, but one thing they have in common. The observant consumer will notice labels posted n ...

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Chemicals Rather than Bacteria? – Neither is Permitted in the EU

10.12.2020 Hot topic
In autumn 2020 high levels of ethylene oxide in sesame seeds from India were reported in Belgium and communicated via the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF). In the mea ...

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Melons – a (not only) Summer Delight

02.11.2020 Report from a day in the lab
Melons are a popular, refreshing treat for young and old, especially in the summertime. From watermelons to the many types of sugar melons, there is something to tickle  ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Vegetables from Conventional Culture, 2019

30.07.2020 Report from a day in the lab
Pesticide contamination of conventionally grown fresh vegetables in 2019 remains unchanged in comparison to previous years. Every 20th sample was in violation for at lea ...

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