OriginAlp is an Interreg IV project which aims at being able to measure or confirm the quality and origins of various foodstuffs directly from the product. In a cross-border collaboration, partners from Tyrol and South Tyrol are working on a scientific basis using various methods to try to achieve this aim.
Near infrared spectroscopy is a modern form of analysis which is fast, non-destructive, extremely precise and very cost-efficient.
Stable isotope analysis is frequently used to acquire information about the geographical origins of biological and other foodstuffs.
Wet chemistry methods are used to measure various characteristics of milk, meat and apples.