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Obnovit | RAW
“Ecological product innovation lab at the Moldovan Agri-food Business” is a project aimed at creating a certified commercial kitchen and experimentation lab, set up to stimulate ecological product development, help start-ups and small producers shift to more sustainable operations, host educational events, formalize economic transactions, increase food safety and promote good practices in the food sector.
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Dept. of Food Analysis and Nutrition has partnered with the Public Association Katalyst in Moldova in order to establish this ecological food fab lab and boost small business in adoption of sustainable practices. The partners plan to coach food start-ups and help implement nutritional and sensory food analysis, upgrade their product quality and reduce their environmental footprint.
As the result of the project a 72 m² shared kitchen will be established, 10 food businesses trained and coached in ecological product innovations and wide public informed about sustainable approaches in food systems. The intervention shall have a longer-term effect, since it will further stimulate ecological shift in the food industry through by becoming an integral part of the 1st Moldovan Food Business Incubator.
More information on the project and grant provided here.
The project “Ecological product innovation lab at the Moldovan Agrifood Business Incubator“ is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Carlos Garcia, PhD is a new Spanish junior researcher who joined our department within a project ChemJets2 at the beginning of October.
His academic background includes an Associate degree in Analytical Chemistry, Bachelor degree in Food Science and a Master degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He was awarded a PhD grant (BES-2014-069233) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and he has been working as PhD student at the Research Group on Quality, Safety, and Bioactivity of Plant Foods (CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia).
Prague – The Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition at the University of Chemical Technology, Prague, led by Professor Jana Hajslova, became Europe’s first laboratory for medical cannabis products to receive Patient Focused Certification (PFC), a quality standard issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph.
The only other five certified laboratories in the world are all located in the USA.
"PFC serves both government authorities and end users. It guarantees that medical cannabis products have the strength, composition, purity, and identity they claim to constitute or possess," said Dr. Jahan Marcu, chief auditor for Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF).
"This is the first laboratory which passed certification with flying colors. Industrial and academic laboratories in the United States could learn from Professor Hajslova," he added at a talk at UCT Prague’s Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition.
ASA works closely with the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), a center of excellence for cannabis and cannabinoids research initiated to share experiences in clinical and basic research, medical informatics, administration, legislative efforts and studies, product security protocols, and the production and distribution of cannabis products.