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Advances in reducing antibiotic use in livestock through the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of wine grape marc extracts…

... achieved in the last 18 months of the NeoGiANT project implementation are summarised in the just-issued.

The NeoGiANT project, coordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), has achieved significant advances in its efforts to reduce dependence on antibiotic use in animal production. Using low-cost polyphenols extracted from white grape marc biomass, the project partners will produce high-value natural antimicrobial and antioxidant products. The NeoGiANT product range includes animal feeds, treatment products, and preservatives for semen storage to meet the demand for more affordable natural functional products from alternative sources.

“The role of the VRI in the project so far has mainly involved laboratory analyses of efficacy and safety. The development of prototypes for individual products is a significant point at which the verification process transitions from the laboratory to real life applications," said Martin Faldyna on behalf of the research team.