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Taste, Health & Quality

by GSQ Staff last modified Apr 24, 2015 03:53 PM

High quality research into taste, flavour, eating quality issues and their relationship with food education, nutrition, wellness and health.

Istituto di Biometeorologia - Sede di Bologna

"Gusto-Salute-Qualità" Research Group

(Taste, Health & Quality)


Operates at IBIMET-CNR, Institute of Biometeorology, belonging to Bio-Agrofood Department DiSBA

CNR (Italian National Council of Research) is the largest Italian public Research organization (100 Istitutes, 7 Departments, a total of about 5000 researchers). CNR mission is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.

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Know-How for Quality Valorisation of Food and non-Food products 

Spotlights on...



Italian Taste project is starting!!



Food and third age

EWHeTA Project 2014 Eat Well for a Healthy Third Age. National project for improving the elderly lifestyle and health



Down with salt, up with taste!!

salt: physiological needings, health and good nutrition. GSQ research for healthy and tasty food.


 Research topics

  • Sensory analysis: the newest sensory techniques for products innovation and characterisation, the evaluation of products optimum properties and the valorisation of their typicalness and authenticity.


"It is an obvious truth, all too forgotten, that food is not only inseparable from the history of the human race, but basic to it. Without food there would be no human race, and no history." (Tannahill R.  Food in history.  1989)


Facilities and Laboratories :

Equipped laboratories and specific instruments for the best products analysis.



Where we are:

 Bologna Research Area

- CNR via Gobetti, 101 Bologna (Italy)

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