PATHFOOD – Creating a Sustainable Functional Food Chain: A Pathway to EU Climate Neutrality and Improved Health

PATHFOOD aims to revolutionise the field of selenium-enriched functional food, aligning with the European Union’s strategic objectives for sustainable development, public health improvement, and socioeconomic growth, thereby strengthening the University of Warsaw’s (UW) standing as a leading institution in this research domain.

It is a conduit for knowledge transfer and capacity building with internationally leading partners.

The project integrates multiple facets, from selenium sourcing with robust traceability systems to innovative crop cultivation methods that enhance selenium content while minimising environmental impact.

Additionally, the project focuses on optimising food processing techniques to preserve selenium content and develop consumer-tailored functional food products.

Advanced analytical methods such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) will be utilised to scrutinise selenium content and its speciation.

Regulatory compliance forms a cornerstone, ensuring consumer health and instilling confidence in selenium-enriched food products.

Programma Europeo: HORIZON EUROPE

Data inizio attività: 1 settembre 2024

Data fine attività: 31 luglio 2027

Stato: attivo