Do algae affect the amount of iodine in milk? A feed experiment that examines the quality of milk from cows that have received algae as an iodine source

Project title: INSPIRE

Partners: University of Helsinki, University of Reading, Valio, Waitrose.

Research Fund: EIT Food

Initial year: 2020

Contact

Ásta Heiðrún E. Pétursdóttir

Head of Public Health and Food Safety

asta.h.petursdottir@matis.is

The INSPIRE project is about researching algae from different producers that could be used as a feed component for cows on organically produced cows to produce iodine-rich milk.

There is a shortage of organic products on the market that contain iodine and dairy products are considered a very suitable iodine source for a wide group of consumers. 

Iodine deficiency was measured for the first time in Iceland in 2019 due to a change in diet and it is important to respond. 

Branches:

Methane Reduction Potential of Brown Seaweeds and Their Influence on Nutrient Degradation and Microbiota Composition in a Rumen Simulation Technique

Mineral Concentrations in Bovine Milk from Farms with Contrasting Grazing Management

Macromineral and trace element concentrations and their seasonal variation in milk from organic and conventional dairy herdsMacromineral and trace element concentrations and their seasonal variation in milk from organic and conventional dairy herds