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On the 12th of May, Anna Szafrańska, Ph.D. attended the meeting of one of the working groups of the COST Action: CA21149 – ‘Reducing acrylamide exposure of consumers by a cereals supply-chain approach targeting asparagine’. The members of the WG2: Agronomy and Plant Breeding met at the Centre for Agricultural Research, Martonvásár in Hungary.

The scope of the research carried out by the members of the Agronomy and Plant Breeding group includes:

  1. analysis of the impact of agricultural practices, including conventional and organic farming, on the formation of asparagine in grain, based on a review of recent and/or planned field studies on wheat, oats, maize, barley and rye.
  2. Identification of ways to reduce free asparagine levels in cereal varieties through plant breeding.
  3. Including asparagine levels in standard information on varieties.

More information on this COST project at