Day against food waste
The expiration date is about food safety, while the best-before date refers to food quality. All pre-packaged food must be marked with information labels according to EU law.
The common datura has become an important weed in recent decades: The entire plant is highly toxic, and even a few specimens in a field can contaminate the entire crop.
September 28 is World Rabies Day
In Europe, human rabies diseases have become a rarity. Austria has been recognized as free of terrestrial rabies since 2008. The related bat rabies was recently detected for the first time in Austria…
More dried fruit moths due to warm temperatures
The dried fruit moth is probably the most important pest in the food processing industry worldwide. It also causes annoyance in the household.
Report Climate and Health
Climate change directly affects humans, plants, animals and soil. Our report summarizes AGES projects implemented along the interface of climate, health and food security to strengthen climate change…
Antibiotic sales volumes in veterinary medicine
The total sales volume of antimicrobial agents for livestock decreased by 12.3% year-on-year to 34.26 tons in 2022.
Every year, millions of people worldwide contract dengue fever. This viral disease is considered the most significant mosquito-borne infection in humans.
Ragweed extends pollen season
The pollen of ragweed causes severe allergic reactions in sensitive people. Its late blooming period extends the pollen season into autumn
Asian hornet found near Austria
On 8/22/2023, the Asian hornet Vespa velutina was observed in Hungary near the Austrian border.