CEbiotech.com - Central European Biotechnology Portal
be visible on the BioBusiness market                  ISSN 2300-0228
Estonian dairy – the sector of innovation

Estonian dairy – the sector of innovation

Publish date: 2013-02-18

In the past EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) stimulated the European dairy market so that the export of so-called bulk products (products with low-added value) was profitable. The intervention of CAP involved, e.g. intervention purchases and subsidies. Nowadays, due to the reform of the policy in 1999, the agricultural market has become liberal. In response to the new situation EU and Estonian enterprises were forced to alter their strategy and fabricate products with higher added value. Going further, the investments into R&D of dairy products had to be augmented; research is focused mainly on healthiness and food quality.

Tags: biotechnology , estonia

The Estonian Bio-Competence Centre for Healthy Dairy Products encountered perfect conditions to begin its operation. The centre was established in 2004 as a result of cooperation between universities and Estonian private companies. CC acts in cooperation with milk producers and processors, which aims at technological development of their products; its objective is to “cover the entire chain of milk production, starting from cattle breeding up to making healthy milk products”.

There are two chief areas of development in the scope of the centre’s activities. Firstly, the focus is laid on milk as a foodstuff and a high added value raw material. The quality of milk is improved by the techniques of cattle breeding and nutrition, e.g. by the usage of and eventual creation of transgenic cows.

The second sector of CC’s interest is the fabrication of functional dairy foods. One of the patented outcomes of the investigations was the probiotic, lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 30236. It was one of the first microorganism which was granted European Union permission and subsequently was introduced into the registered list of food additives. The bacterium, isolated on southern Estonian grasslands, can be used in animal feed to ferment silage. Thanks to this innovation, Estonia has become independent in the field of silage preservatives.

Fig. 1 Source: www.sxc.hu

The next revolutionising invention made by the Estonian competence centre is another strain of lactic acid bacteria, called Lactobacillus plantarum TENSIA. The paramount feature of these microorganisms is their ability to influence human blood pressure and suppress pathogens in food products. A very interesting example of this patent application is their utilisation for “heart healthy” cheese production. This was done thanks to cooperation between the centre and one of the biggest Estonian dairy companies, E-Piim. Having extensively examined the properties of the cheese, researchers stated, “In our clinical trials we have found that the semi hard Edam type cheese containing viable probiotic cells of L. plantarum TENSIA helps to lower peripheral systolic and diastolic blood pressure in healthy adults and elderly subjects when consumed in a daily dose of 50 g of cheese. The blood pressure lowering effect of cheese containing L. plantarum TENSIA may have potential implications for the management of subjects with elevated blood pressure”.  

Apart from the two principal subjects of study, the centre offers advisory services for milk and dairy producers (i.e. feeding, hygiene, quality etc.). They encompass recommendations concerning food ingredients and nutrition for each stage of the food production value chain. The universities that cooperate with the centre get a benefit since it tackles the core sectors of intellectual importance within their areas of specialization. 

 

Read also: 

Is synergy between entrepreneurs and researchers possible?

 

Sources:

http://hei.eas.ee

http://www.eas.ee

http://news.err.ee

http://www.brusselspress.com

 

by Jakub Chrustowicz

Comments:

Add comment
Guest
2018-10-08 15:24:03 +0200
After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or call him +2348164728160 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS
Guest
2016-04-03 06:12:55 +0200
My name is Jessica Luis, and I base in USA...My life is back!!! After 1 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr Mohammed, which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr Mohammed's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr Mohammed, is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High monicaspiritualtemple@gmail.com anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact: monicaspiritualtemple@gmail.com or call him +2348134493948
See also
Central Europe (CE) is an emerging biotech market, a small star among European regions. There are more or less ... Read more
Tags: bioforum , biotechnology
“We would like to become one of the globally recognised drug discovery service providers, achieving a stable i... Read more
Tags: poland , bioforum , biotechnology
Quoted BioMaxima co. consequently strengthens its leading position within Polish biotechnology companies. Enorm... Read more
Tags: poland , biotechnology