Freising Innovation Day: Everything revolves around healthy eating – Freising

The prophet is not valid in his own country. Figuratively speaking, this saying also applies to the research facilities in Weihenstephan, which deal intensively with all facets of nutrition. During a press conference at the town hall, Hans Hauner, Professor of Nutritional Medicine at the Technical University of Munich, stated that this is the place nationwide that deals most intensively with agriculture and food. “It’s not that conscientious in Freising,” he added. That is why we are looking for an exchange with the population. The best opportunity to do so is on Saturday, July 2, during the Freising Innovation Day, which is entirely dedicated to nutrition.

“Nowhere else is there such a variety and density of researchers dealing with the future of nutrition,” Hauner explained. “Anyone who is looking for cutting-edge research on the topic of food ends up in Freising,” she says with conviction. Several start-ups have sprung up from the research institutions. Some of them are represented with information booths on campus.

A third of the grain goes to meat production.

Research at Weihenstephan is especially dedicated to the nutrition of the future. A third of climate-damaging gases are produced in food production, Hauner said. In particular, a third of the grain goes to meat production. “That doesn’t make ecological sense.” In the long run, humanity can no longer afford that. That’s why nutritional science is investigating alternatives to meat.

The Enable-Cluster, a network of various research institutions, of which Hauner is the spokesperson, is in charge of the Freising Innovation Day. This is particularly dedicated to healthy nutrition in the various phases of life, from birth to old age. Kerstin Dressel is CEO of the Enable Cluster. She announced that the audience would be allowed to award the so-called launch prize. The start-up that can present her business idea most convincingly gets it.

It’s also about testing, Dressel announced. In addition to meat, food trucks also offer alternatives. There are snacks at the stalls and a lupine-based frozen yogurt ice cream machine. From 13:00 to 16:45 there is a treasure hunt with the “Fitable app”. Questions are asked of people of all ages, from children to the elderly. Dressel announced that visitors could walk through a virtual supermarket with VR goggles. A special attraction is the eleven meter long intestine model.

There are two round tables on food and nutrition.

Entertainment for children is also provided. The Freisinger Stadtjugendpflege offers many opportunities to spend time with pedal boats or stilts. There is a bouncy castle and Elsa the dairy cow provides provisions in a glass of milk.

Mayors Eschenbacher and Mayor Hauner will jointly kick off the Freising Innovation Day at 10:30 a.m. on Marienplatz. Events on the Weihenstephan campus at Maximus-von Imhof-Forum 1 start at 1 p.m. There are two panel discussions dealing with future food production and healthy nutrition for healthy aging. Nutrition lectures are held in the conference rooms. If you wish, you can take a guided tour of the Center for Human Studies.

Freising Innovation Day will be hybrid and streamed on YouTube: enable nutrition research in groups. More information is available online:


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