In this success story NeoGIANT is developing innovative sustainable alternatives using grape marc to protect food production in the future.
Given the increasingly uncertain environmental conditions and Europe’s move towards sustainable production and consumption this project contributes to developing circular value chains in the global agri-food sector.
NeoGiANT aims to improve the health and welfare of animals while reducing microbial resistance and ensuring a sustainable farm animal production.
NeoGiANT promotes holistic practices to reduce the risk of animal disease outbreaks whilst using natural compounds to fight the spread of pathogens and microbial growth. This enables animal rearing strategies which avoid the use of antibiotics.
Description of success
Grapes are the Solution: NeoGiANT offers innovative solutions based on the bioproperties of grape marc extracts.
Suitable bioactive molecules from white grape marc are identified and their beneficial properties validated (e.g., antimicrobial, antioxidant) before being recovered. These are then matched with sustainable sourcing and processing methods so they can be efficiently and cost-effectively used in animal production.
NeoGiANT validates solutions to ensure a sustainable food production in the future and move Europe towards a resource-smart, climate-smart, and “eco-healthy” production and consumption.
Products obtained in NeoGiANT will be used for feeding, and animal therapeutical applications and will deliver a variety of benefits:
The most valuable conclusion is the need to develop sustainable alternatives to ensure sustainable food production in the future, considering the increasingly uncertain environmental conditions and move towards resource-smart, climate-smart, and “eco-healthy” production and consumption, while developing circular value chains in the global agri-food sector.
The overall concept for NeoGIANT: