Baltic environment, food and health:
from habits to awareness.

FOODWEB – Baltic environment, food and health: from habits to awareness

FOODWEB – Baltic environment, food and health: from habits to awareness

Project duration: January 2011 - December 2013.

Aims are to demonstrate the two-way relationship between people, food quality and the environment:
1) how the environment state affects our food and health,
2) how human activity affects the environment.

Project area: Finland, Estonia, Latvia.

The project's target area is the Baltic Sea and its surroundings. The Baltic Sea is contaminated with different chemicals since the beginning of industrialisation. Therefore it is considered to be one of the most contaminated sea of ​​the world. Many harmful substances accumulate in the food chain and are dangerous to living organisms, including humans, who consume seafood.

 

Lead partner: MTT Agrifood Research Finland (MTT).

Project manager Sirpa Kurppa ().

Project coordinator Marja-Liisa Vieraankivi ().

Partners:
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) - project coordinator Matti Verta (),
University of Tartu (UT) - project coordinator Eva-Liisa Orula (),
Science Centre AHHAA (AHHAA) - project coordinator Triinu Vakmann,
University of Latvia (UL) - project coordinator Diana Sulga ().

The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is carried out by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013.

Project budget: 1 541 082 euros, including 1 242 328 euros from ERDF. 

FOODWEB – Baltic environment, food and health: from habits to awareness