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Se-bioFORtified ALfaLfa for Se-enriched Dairy products

Project description

A solution to achieve the appropriate level of selenium in Se-deficient diets

About 3 billion people worldwide are affected by low intakes of the essential nutrient selenium (Se). The Se present in our diet its intimately linked with the amount of Se in soils, and therefore related crops, which can vary dramatically from region to region. Inadequate dietary Se intake is related to the risk of developing chronic degenerative diseases. The EU-funded Se4All project will explore Se-enriched edible plants as a solution to overcome this issue. Specifically, it will produce Se-enriched dairy products and cheese as functional foods through Se-biofortified alfalfa hay for feeding milking cows. Se will be applied directly to the plant (foliar application), instead of to the soil, in order to achieve transferability of the methodology to different regions.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 395 600

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BEAL ORGANIC CHEESE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Beal Lodge Asdee
Listowel Kerry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REDINN - SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 600
Address
Via Mar Di Bering 39B
00040 Pomezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL
Argentina
Address
Boulevard Pellegrini 2750
3000 Santa Fe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
Address
Rivadavia 1439
C1033AAE Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA INDUSTRIAL
Argentina
Address
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1067 - 7°
C1001AAF Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations