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Explore the high-quality Danish agriculture and food solutions at CIIE 2021

From November 5th-10th you can meet innovative Danish food and agriculture companies for the fourth time at the Danish Pavilion at China International Import Expo 2021 (CIIE) in Shanghai. Danish f...

25. October 2021

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Danish state visit to Germany: Together for a sustainable future

HM, The Queen and HRH The Crown Prince will pay a state visit to Germany on the days of 10 - 13 November 2021. The Queen and The Crown Prince will be accompanied by 55 danish companies under the sloga...

21. October 2021

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Intelligent extraction technique generates entirely new income streams

Researchers and industry representatives have worked to find an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to extract valuable substances from side streams of the shrimp industry such as flavours...

21. October 2021

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DLG partner in a new ground-breaking project – ‘No-Methane’

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested EUR 2,2 million in the research project; ‘No-Methane’, in which a specific product is to be developed to reduce methane emissions from the cow by up to 50%. DL...

20. October 2021

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Danish Crown will phase out palm oil by 2023

Palm oil is used as a binder in animal feed and thus in the production of meat. As part of the partnership with Danish Alliance for Responsible Palm oil, Danish Crown has now adopted an action plan, w...

20. October 2021

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Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life

Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day on October 16 one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. With a growing middle class, there is a demand for more healthy, ...

12. October 2021

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A gastronomic festival for oyster lovers 

Someone once said that eating an oyster from the Limfjord was the closest you can come to eating the sun. Most people who taste the special oysters from Denmark are inclined to agree, which you now ha...

7. October 2021

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Tour de France 2022 will be kick-started with HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Danish cycling focus

On Thursday, October 14, the route for the Tour de France 2022 will be presented in Paris in front of the world press. Here, Denmark and Danish cycling culture will be at the center. HRH Crown Prince ...

5. October 2021

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Introducing the world’s first producer of beverages made on coffee leaves

Danish beverage company Twisted Leaf is the first in the world to develop a beverage made from coffee leaves, a by-product from coffee production. With their pioneering spirit and innovation, Twisted ...

4. October 2021

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Recap from Food Nation’s Global Food Talk “Innovations and solutions to reduce food loss and waste”

Food Nation hosted the third Global Food Talk on September 27 with opening speeches from the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn, and Head of Cities and Lifestyles at Uni...

29. September 2021

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Plant-based products from Denmark that make a difference

Meet Danish companies showcasing their innovative plant-based products and solutions at Plant Based World Conference & Expo 2021 in London on October 15th and 16th. At this year’s Plant Based...

29. September 2021

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Denmark to spearhead global battle against food waste

Denmark has just managed to negotiate an agreement for the development of international standards to reduce food waste. Moreover, Danish Standards has secured a seat at the top table, ensuring a high ...

29. September 2021

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Let’s increase collaboration on the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is held for the second time on September 29, 2021. In the aftermath of COVID-19, the global focus is on restoring and building back better and...

29. September 2021

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New project develops innovative ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties

A European collaboration between Danish FermentationExperts, Danish Technological Institute, the Romanian Expergo and ICECHIM will develop a new anti-inflammatory ingredient for foods to aid public he...

23. September 2021

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Big data empowers Arla farmers to decarbonise dairy at a faster pace 

Arla’s Climate Checks programme, which is one of the world’s largest externally validated set of climate data from seven European countries, confirms that Arla farmers are among the most climate e...

15. September 2021

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Recap from the launch of the 2021 Insight Report: Enabling green transition through food safety and technology

Food safety and quality are critical export factors as it is a qualifier for long-term success in export markets. Almost half, 40%, of the decision-makers in China, Germany and the US agree Danish foo...

14. September 2021

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Denmark took home several stars at the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2021

The Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2021 covering Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden was unveiled 13 September at the Stavanger Concert Hall in Norway. Here, Danish restaurants took h...

14. September 2021

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Northern Europe’s largest production of green proteins has opened

The Danish cooperatives, DLG, DLF, and Danish Agro, have just opened their first grass protein plant with the goal to make climate-friendly feed and food. BioRefine Denmark A/S, which is owned by the ...

1. September 2021

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Danish grass variety wins prestigious award

The international seeds magazine European Seed has chosen and named the 20 most innovative plant varieties from 2020 in the European Seed Industry. Featuring a strong field of finalists, the jury chos...

31. August 2021

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The first brewery in Denmark with CO2-free production

Svaneke Brewery is located on the Danish island  Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea, and here, sustainability has been a focal point since the very beginning. Svaneke Brewery produces organic b...

11. August 2021

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New enzymes demonstrate great potential for biomass breakdown

Researchers from DTU and the French Institute for Research in Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) in Marseille have developed a new class of enzymes that can help accelerate the process of break...

11. August 2021

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Novozymes enters rapid growing biocontrol market

Novozymes, a global pioneer in biological solutions, is expanding its microbial product and innovation portfolio to join the biocontrol segment of agriculture with promising enzyme-based technologies....

10. August 2021

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Using drones increase earnings in agriculture

A study from 2019 between the Danish Technological Institute and SEGES shows the economic benefits of using drones in agriculture when gathering data for distributing plant protection. Targeting speci...

2. August 2021

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Danish startup is partnering with the world’s largest beverage company

As part of its strategy and goal for a World Without Waste, the world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola has teamed up with a Danish startup that makes sustainable paper bottles. The current protot...

26. July 2021

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New dietary advice can bring billions in societal gain

A study from the University of Copenhagen shows that less meat and more vegetables and legumes can provide an annual benefit to society of DKK 12 billion and give Danes more good life years. Socie...

19. July 2021

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Scientist aims to improve texture on plant-based sausages

A Danish start-up developing plant-based products has joined forces with the Technical University of Denmark, in order to create a vegan sausage that holds its shape during cooking, and delivers that ...

14. July 2021

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From waste to taste

Food loss and waste is a global challenge where 1/3 of all produce is wasted. The question is how do we reduce food loss and waste in a sustainable way? Perhaps by using surplus goods from the food in...

7. July 2021

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New biological solution brings the natural umami flavor from plant proteins

Novozymes has launched two new enzymes that enable food manufacturers to produce tasty, label-friendly meat alternatives with less salt. More and more consumers demand low-salt, savory products wit...

24. June 2021

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The top 500 FoodTech stars several Danish companies

Inspired by the Fortune 500, Forward Fooding has just presented the world’s first definitive list of global entrepreneurial talent based on the score of their business size, digital footprint and su...

24. June 2021

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GEA raises the bar in mechanical engineering industry: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

GEA Group AG has just announced a comprehensive climate strategy. With the corresponding climate targets, GEA is making a clear commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along its ...

21. June 2021

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Recap from Food Nation’s Global Food Talk “Facing up to the global food challenge – Everybody has the right to safe, high quality food”

Food Nation hosted the second Global Food Talk on June 7 with opening speeches from the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Rasmus Prehn and Senior Food Safety Officer from FAO, Markus...

16. June 2021

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The power of minerals and vitamins from seaweed

With new Danish technology you can produce large amounts of high-quality seaweed that benefit consumers and the environment. By using controlled land-based cultivation technology, it is possible to gr...

16. June 2021

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A summer of top sport on championship turf

When Europe's 24 qualifier teams will entertain millions of football fans worldwide at this summer's football tournament around Europe, the hopes and dreams of an entire continent rest on the performa...

8. June 2021

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Recap from Food Nation’s first Global Food Talk “Steering the green transition in farming and food – Innovative technology as a key driver”

Food Nation hosted the first Global Food Talk on May 25 with opening remarks from Food Nation’s patron, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. With many global challenges within the a...

4. June 2021

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World Food Safety Day 2021: Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

Food safety and quality is key to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have a huge impact on many of the global challenges we are facing. On the third observance of World Food Safety Day (...

19. May 2021

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Organic burger bun with upcycled beer leftovers

The Danish bakery, Jalm&B has created bread out of a desire for a more sustainable and zero waste food production.  The new IPA Beer Bun is the latest addition to the series 'Genbrød', which was...

19. May 2021

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Carbon-neutral by 2040: Paving the way for a sustainable future

HKScan together with KPMG has calculated the CO2 emissions of its entire food value chain, in order to create permanent and more climate-friendly operating models. Corporate responsibility work has lo...

12. May 2021

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Chicken feed saves the environment from CO2 emisions

New chicken feed with Danish produced peas will on a yearly basis save the environment from approximately 4.500 tons CO2, which is the same amount of CO2 emissions from 2000 personal cars each year. ...

11. May 2021

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One World Award: Organic Denmark wins prestigious international award

Organic Denmark wins the One World Award 2021 for creating strong organic policy, consumer support and partnerships with among others the grocery sector. This has made Denmark the world leading organi...

5. May 2021

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Using 3D-printers to optimise the food industry

3D printed solutions are slowly becoming an integral part of daily operations at Danish factories. The Danish Technological Institute together with robot technology company RoboTool, has developed a 3...

3. May 2021

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New innovation centre for organic agriculture

A new innovation centre will be established in Denmark on July 1st to continually develop innovative solutions within the Danish organic agriculture and food sector and to strengthen Denmark’s posit...

27. April 2021

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The AgroBioHeat “Straw to Energy” guide is available

In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute and Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark has just published the guide “Straw to Energy – Technologies, pol...

20. April 2021

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Technology revolutionises mapping of peatlands

With 24.3 million kr. from the Innovation Fund Denmark, the new Danish development project ReDoCO2 will reduce agricultural CO2 using drones that can determine the distribution of peat soils and carbo...

14. April 2021

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Game-changing innovations create better global food and agricultural systems

This year’s World Food Summit event focuses on how to establish pathways for game-changing innovations necessary for sustainable food system transformations, and how we can achieve a safe, healthy a...

12. April 2021

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Global Climate Task Force aims to supply global climate solutions

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council is setting up a Global Climate Task Force to develop green initiatives aimed at minimising greenhouse gas emissions globally together with leading Danish comp...

7. April 2021

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Brewery extracts CO2 from beer production for sodas

The Danish brewery Ørbæk Bryggeri expects to reduce its CO2 emissions with 50 tons each year with a new plant that extracts surplus CO2 from their beer production.   A new machine called CO2-Rec...

7. April 2021

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New invention aims to pioneer the recycling of food cartons

For way too long, food cartons have been the troublemaker for companies working towards the green transition. These products often contain different raw materials such as plastic, aluminum, and cardbo...

26. March 2021

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CO2-labelling of feed for European fish feed production

The Aller Aqua Group has during 2020 taken measures to stop buying South American soya for their European fish feed production. In 2021, the group will take the next big step in realising their sustai...

23. March 2021

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Organic farmers reap multiple benefits from a solar-powered planting and weeding robot

The world’s first sustainable robot that can plant, weed and hoe has joined the farm machinery and workforce of organic farmer Eberhard Weisskopf. Eberhard is a pioneering farmer in Europe’s agric...

17. March 2021

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Technology significantly reduce water consumption in marine ingredients business

One of the world's leading suppliers of marine ingredients, TripleNine, spends 16 million liters of water annually to unload fish from the fishing boats and into the factory. With an update of known t...

10. March 2021

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Data sharing between cooperatives sparks green transition

Danish agriculture has a long history of innovation. Now, two of the largest agricultural companies have joined forces with a smaller startup company to create optimisation data for farmers, which wil...

4. March 2021

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More than 370 tons of “ugly” vegetables rescued with new collaboration

More than 370 tons of "ugly" vegetables have been rescued over the last two years in Denmark. A survey shows that more than half of the Danes would prefer to buy food products that contribute to reduc...

1. March 2021

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Innovative technology steers the green agenda in farming and food

On February 26, a new white paper from Food Nation is launched on innovative technology. It shows how Danish technology can contribute positively to the green transition, both national and internation...

25. February 2021

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Danish agribusiness company works for climate neutrality in 2050

DLG Group has launched a new sustainability plan that contains specific climate objectives, and where the primary focus is to create sustainable solutions that customers can benefit from. Plan ZERO:...

21. February 2021

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Denmark secures a new world record – we spend most on organic food

Global sales of organic food have never been greater. 2019 saw sales of EUR 106 billion - and once again Denmark is leading the way. Not only does Denmark have the largest organic market share - Danes...

18. February 2021

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Danish lactic bacteria make African camel milk safe

A research project led by the Technical University of Denmark has come up with the formula for a freeze-dried starter culture that African farmers can use to make safe, fermented camel milk products. ...

16. February 2021

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Joint fermentation forces sets out to create new solutions for a climate-friendly food system

Danish bioscience company, Chr. Hansen, partners with David Zilber, former Head of Fermentation at Noma, to democratise fermentation and create new solutions for a climate-friendly food system. Giv...

8. February 2021

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Carrots can replace synthetic colours in foods

A number of synthetic dyes in foods are suspected of having unwanted side effects especially for children. For this reason, over the past ten years, the EU has required products containing selected sy...

3. February 2021

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Denmark introduces state-controlled label for fish caught with respect for the sea and the seabed

Fishermen who protect the marine environment can now put the state-controlled label 'NaturSkånsom' on their fish. The brand must inform consumers about which fish are caught using nature-friendly met...

26. January 2021

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In the past ten years, antimicrobial use has decreased in Danish pigs

In 2019, Danish pig producers reached the target for reduction of antimicrobial usage set by the MRSA action plan. These are some of the findings in a report from Statens Serum Institut and the Nation...

20. January 2021

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Danish company introduce new system for recycling packaging

The Danish company Lakrids by Bülow have created a closed system by introducing a new way of recycling empty liquorice packaging. The Danish liquorice manufacturer Lakrids by Bülow has introduced...

11. January 2021

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Denmark’s new dietary guidelines has climate-friendly food in mind

For the first time ever, the official dietary guidelines does not only guide Danes on how to eat more healthy, but also on how to eat more climate-friendly. Today, they were launched by the Danish Min...

7. January 2021

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New way to fight food waste in the US

Already the #1 food waste fighting app in cities like Paris and Amsterdam, Too Good To Go will help the most populous city in America reduce its carbon footprint. Earlier this year, Too Good To Go ...

6. January 2021

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Mushrooms provides a valuable protein for food products

The GUDP (Green Development and Demonstration Program) project MycoProtein aims to use the edible oyster mushrooms to produce ingredients with umami flavour and high protein content by utilising side ...

21. December 2020

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Innovative partnership to protect shared water resources in India

Carlsberg Group enters into partnership with Desolenator to create clean drinking water for a town of 4,000 in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, India. While around 70% of the world’s surface is cov...

16. December 2020

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Uganda’s first organic policy has a Danish imprint

Organic agriculture in Uganda is experiencing a breakthrough, having just launched the country’s first National Organic Agriculture Policy with inspiration and years of support from Organic Denmark....

7. December 2020

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Rising export value of Christmas trees & greenery

In 2019, Denmark exported Christmas trees and greenery for a total of just over EUR 134 million, consequently the export value has increased in 2019. Exports have increased from the beginning of pr...

1. December 2020

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New collaboration will utilise leftover products from shrimp fishing

The Danish Technological Institute is responsible for a new collaboration, whose aim is to secure a green and sustainable use of resources from leftover products from shrimp fishing. The end product b...

26. November 2020

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Turning by-products from beer brewing into chips and dip

A team of beer enthusiasts at DTU dream of brewing the world’s most circular beer. Part of the answer is to turn by-products from the brewing process into chips and dip. What could be better than...

19. November 2020

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Danish bioscience company committed to curb climate change

Danish Chr. Hansen have joined the United Nation's climate initiative to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Thus, Chr. Hansen commit to set an ambitious carbon emission reduction target thro...

5. November 2020

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Meet your next food business partner at the Danish pavilion at CIIE 2020

From November 5th-10th you can meet innovative Danish food and agriculture companies at the Danish Pavilion at China International Import Expo 2020 (CIIE) in Shanghai. Danish food products are wor...

2. November 2020

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New cattle feed concept is based on Danish protein

Danish Agro have just launched a new ecological cattle feed concept, with the main ingredient being Danish produced protein. The new cattle feed concept, Logi Kvæg Beany, is produced out of a prin...

30. October 2020

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On new red-letter day: Food industry wants to halve food waste

With the agreement ’’Denmark against food waste’’, multiple leading Danish businesses committed to cut away 50% of their total food waste. This happened on Denmark’s first national day of fo...

28. October 2020

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Unique biofungicide launched in Europe and Latin America

Approvals enable partners to commercialise Taegro®, addressing critical grower needs in specialty and vegetable crops. Syngenta and Novozymes has announced that they are entering the commercialisa...

22. October 2020

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Partnerships, collaboration and innovation are key in developing healthy food solutions of tomorrow

In September, The Danish Cancer Society launched a toolbox for other EU countries to follow on how to establish and run a public-private whole grain partnership funded by the EU. In 2009, 31 partn...

21. October 2020

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Locally grown protein will meet the future needs for sustainable feed

Bio-refined protein is one of many sustainable products that increase agricultural productivity and goes hand in hand with a climate-neutral future. With the establishment of a new biorefinery in D...

19. October 2020

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One of Europe’s biggest vertical farms to be established in Denmark

In April the Danish company Nordic Harvest, who is engaged in vertical farming, raised nearly EUR 8,5 million in their first round of investments. Nordic Harvest can as a result look forward to establ...

13. October 2020

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Changing eating habits midst a global pandemic

Global trends such as organic, clean label, gut health, fibers and sugar reduction has experienced renewed popularity due to COVID-19 leading healthier demands, according to an expert roundtable compl...

12. October 2020

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New and cleaner enzymes to improve the quality of long-life lactose-free milk

Long-life milk (ultra-high-temperature (UHT) processed milk) is a growing global market. However, especially long-life lactose-free milk is exposed to challenges in relation to shelf-life, stability a...

7. October 2020

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Innovative Denmark can deliver plant-based products

In the past three years there has been a rapid growth in the plant-based category globally, and Danish agriculture and food companies and research institutions are ready to deliver on this category th...

30. September 2020

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Danish Minister calls to action on new National Day of Food Waste

The Danish government has launched September 29 as national Day of Food Waste to reduce food waste in Denmark. More than one third of all food produced in the world ends up in the trash, and in Den...

29. September 2020

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The world stands together on the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

In the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the International Day of Awareness of Food loss and Waste is a wake-up-call for the world to come up with solutions on how we can ensure a sustainable pr...

29. September 2020

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New white paper: Ingredients – Leading innovation towards sustainable feed and food

The global food supply is facing vast challenges: uneven distribution to consumers, many feeling the impact of climate change, undernutrition and overnutrition. As the population continues to grow, th...

23. September 2020

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Microentrepreneurs increase health with mobile milk powder stores

Bangladeshi women selling milk powder from Arla in rural Bangladesh are raising awareness on nutrition as well as their income. The so called “Pushti-Ambassadors” are important in combating malnut...

14. September 2020

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Robots ensure uniform analysis of sugar beets

The global population is growing so fast that, over the next 40 years, we will have to produce more food than we have ever done in the past 8,000 years.  Never before has the need for productivity be...

8. September 2020

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Initiate a green transition with sustainable products and solutions from the Danish food cluster

Sustainability plays a continuously important role when doing business abroad. According to a new analysis by the public-private Danish partnership Food Nation, 44% of the surveyed decision makers in ...

3. September 2020

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Food Nation Visitor Center opens in Aarhus to strengthen food exports

Food Nations interactive showroom opens in Aarhus today in collaboration with Business Region Aarhus. The Visitor Centre presents the Danish food and agriculture sector's strongholds throughout the va...

28. August 2020

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Consumers are calling for better and more plant-based foods

A new Danish consumer analysis conducted for Danish Food Innovation by the Danish Technological Institute concludes that plant-based alternatives to meat, milk and cheese does not taste good enough an...

24. August 2020

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Denmark can save billions if more people follow the dietary guidelines

A report from the University of Copenhagen figures on the benefits for both finances and health if more Danes eats healthier. In January 2021, the Danish Minister of Food, Mogens Jensen will launch na...

20. August 2020

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Rethinking the business concept of gastronomic powerhouses

The corona crisis has forced the food service sector to reinvent themselves to meet the new “normal” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, where people should stay at home, keep distance and tourism...

18. August 2020

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Innovation project to boost root growth against drought

Innovation Fund Denmark, processing companies and the three biggest Danish universities invest millions in development of future drought-tolerant plant species. For the sixth year in a row the wea...

12. August 2020

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One of the worlds most sustainable companies turns up green energy

A 10-year agreement with Danish company Better Energy secures Chr. Hansen Denmark green electricity from two brand new solar parks that have just been taken into operation. This model can be replicate...

3. August 2020

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Sustainable protein from grass is ready for production

For many years a cheap and sustainable source of protein has been researched in. Now the first company in Denmark puts plant protein from grass into production and predicts it could be the key to feed...

28. July 2020

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Collaboration between Carlsberg and Stena Recycling ensures 98% recycling of worn-out refrigerators

Stena Recycling ensures that all deprecated Danish Carlsberg-refrigerators are picked up, divided and sorted every year. On average, 98% of the material from every deprecated refrigerator is recycled ...

21. July 2020

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New robotic AI will improve sustainability in agriculture

An international team consisting of five universities and three leading industrial companies aims to transform health, food and agriculture technology via new open source, 'all-round' artificial intel...

16. July 2020

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New community will make coffee a circular resource without waste

Danish company Peter Larsen Coffee has just launched The Circular Coffee Community, that aims to push the entire coffee industry in a more sustainable direction. The nutrient and biomass of the coffee...

8. July 2020

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Going full throttle on the green transition with steps towards climate neutrality

The Danish parliament has agreed on a landmark climate agreement that marks the next big step in Denmark’s green transition towards climate neutrality. The agreement is a testament to the broad supp...

2. July 2020

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Danes develops the world’s first palm oil-free gum

The Danish startup company True Gum has become the first chewing gum in the world to be certified palm oil-free. The certification follows in the wake of Danish entrepreneurs' efforts to produce the w...

2. July 2020

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Is seaweed key to reduce cows methane emissions?

A new research project will develop feed supplements with seaweed that can reduce cows' emissions of greenhouse gases. Danish Agriculture & Food Council believes the new innovative knowledge will ...

30. June 2020

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Danish Crown receives global recognition for animal welfare

In its annual report, released in April, Business Benchmark for Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), which is the leading global benchmark for political engagement, performance and openness regarding animal w...

22. June 2020

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Robot gripper solves challenges in the food industry

Soft Gripper, a new robotic tool from Danish manufacturer OnRobot, is designed to pick a large variation of irregular shaped and delicate subjects. Thus, it is well suited for flexible handling of pro...

17. June 2020

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World known butter gets more sustainable packaging

Since 1957, the iconic Danish Lurpak butter has looked the same and been wrapped in the same, well-known silver foil. But now, after 60 years, the Arla Lurpak packaging is changing into a new and more...

9. June 2020

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Residual product from cashew nuts transformed into pectin

The Danish start-up company Fruit-Up has, in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute, found a method of extracting pectin from the residual product cashew apples. The next step is to opt...

4. June 2020

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World Food Safety Day 2020: Ensuring worldwide food safety

Food quality and safety is key to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the growing population is pressuring food producers to provide a sufficient supply of healthy, safe and accessible fo...

27. May 2020

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Cooperation brings improvements in fish performance and health

In August 2019 Aller Aqua and marine ingredients producer TripleNine entered a research collaboration. The aim was to identify components of marine raw materials with particular function...

26. May 2020

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New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark. Campylobacter bacteria are th...

19. May 2020

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Consumption of organic goods in Denmark keeps on soaring

Sales of organic produce in Denmark increased by 9% last year compared to 2018. According to new figures from Statistics Denmark, organic goods are more popular than ever.  The figures revealed th...

18. May 2020

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Can the corona crisis be a driver for green transition?

COVID-19 has placed the whole world in a very serious situation that forces us all to rethink what “normal” is. In these uncertain and unpredictable times, it is important to keep in mind the glob...

14. May 2020

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New collaboration will brew alcohol base for hand sanitiser production

Carlsberg, Ørsted and Ree Holding enter a temporary consortium in collaboration with the national police operational staff for emergency production of ethanol for disinfectants based on alcohol base...

12. May 2020

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Brewery converts packaging around cans to 100% recycled plastic

The Danish brewery Carlsberg is now converting all wraps on can packaging to recycled plastic. This includes the entire beer and soda portfolio, including Coca-Cola products, and is expected to save o...

6. May 2020

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The food packaging of the future to be made of cardboard paper

In a new GUDP-funded project, called DairyFibreCup, Danish food companies and researchers are working together to develop a new and more sustainable packaging for sour milk products, by replacing plas...

5. May 2020

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Denmark’s largest pork exporter will only import sustainable soy

One of the giants in Danish food production, Danish Crown, has announced an ambitious plan of action to only use soy with climate certification. This will include a thorough review of the company’s ...

4. May 2020

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Danish investment to reduce massive grain loss in India

In India, lack of storage facilities causes a significant waste of grain. Therefore, the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) now invests DKK 95 million in Leap India Food & Logis...

22. April 2020

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High quality and food safety lay the foundations for Danish food products and solutions

The need for safe and high-quality food products and solutions are pushed up the global agenda in the current circumstances. Danish agriculture and food companies are up and running and ready to deliv...

16. April 2020

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Vegan yogurt alternative made with lactic acid bacteria from plants

Researchers at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have identified lactic acid bacteria from Danish plants, which can be used to make a 100% vegan yogurt alternative with just three ingredients. ...

15. April 2020

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From spent grain to new ingredients

Upcycling of industrial food waste into new tasteful and healthy products is the core mission of Circular Food Technology, a small Danish food and ingredient producer, that focus on using spent grain ...

8. April 2020

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Denmark’s largest tomato producer halves food waste in just one year

Denmark's largest tomato grower Alfred Petersen & Søn have managed to halve their total food loss and waste in only one year. This is because supermarkets has started selling imperfect tomatoes a...

1. April 2020

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Technology hopes to increase the safety of pig productions throughout the world

By launching two new products based on innovative new technology, Danish entrepreneur Farrowtech wants to ensure better safety in housing systems for pig production around the world. The first prod...

26. March 2020

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New technology can reduce the food industry’s water consumption

Worldwide, the food industry is among the industries that use the most water. A new Danish project will show that it can be done better. By updating a well-known technology, the consumption of was...

18. March 2020

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Chef wants to change food waste-culture in restaurants

In the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant, Amass, chef and owner Matt Orlando is leading the way in food experiments that turns waste products into delicious fine-dining meals. From ice cream made fr...

11. March 2020

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Quality and safety in food from a by-product

Arla Foods Ingredients is revealing details of its quality and food safety processes. The initiative is part of a new campaign to demonstrate the ultra-high standards behind its market-leading range o...

4. March 2020

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Food loss and waste is also a $1.2 trillion USD business opportunity

With one third of all food lost or wasted, representing 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is currently one of the biggest global challenges and calls for immediate action. The total amount...

27. February 2020

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Groundbreaking EU project will develop new alternative proteins

A range of highly innovative new-protein foods made from plants, fungi, byproducts, and residues will soon emerge from Smart Protein, a new Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission. A...

26. February 2020

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Michelin awarded stars to the Danish restaurants and honored a sustainable mindset

Yesterday evening, Nordic top-restaurants were celebrated in Norway’s third largest city Trondheim, where the annual Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2020 Star Revelation took place. Together wit...

18. February 2020

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Danish mushroom producer thinks in sustainability at all levels

Thirty years ago, there were more than 30 mushroom producers in Denmark. Today, there are only two left: St. Restrup Mushrooms and Tvedemose. In order to prevent Tvedemose from suffering the same fate...

12. February 2020

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New cider innovates by recycling surplus product

In Denmark, the apple harvest in 2019 was not very good due to frost at the first apple flowers in May. The lack of apples caused the Danish cider producer Æblerov early in the year to look for new o...

5. February 2020

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Inspiring the world to more organic

When the world’s biggest organic trade fair, BioFach, takes place on February 12 - 15, 2020, Danish organic food producers and companies will once again welcome you at the Danish pavilion in Nurembe...

3. February 2020

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Circular ecosystems with fish and sea asparagus

Alpha Aqua A/S and Aalborg University Esbjerg are at the forefront of a major EU research project where 17 European partners from seven countries develop innovative models for sustainable production o...

28. January 2020

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Sour milk product to combat diarrhea in calves and increase animal welfare

A research project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, aims to develop a sour milk product that can prevent diarrhea in calves. This can lead to a lower mortality r...

22. January 2020

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Innovative vertical farming to foodservice businesses

The new Danish start-up, Nextfood, are creating automated indoor “grow systems”, that enables food professionals to make deliciously fresh, tasty, highly nutritious and pesticide-free vegetables a...

13. January 2020

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New Food Citylab in Denmark under the FIT4FOOD2030 initiative

Aarhus University (Dept. of Food Science and iFOOD Centre for Innovative Food Research) has together with the City of Aarhus, Agro Food Park and Central Denmark Region been awarded as a Food Citylab u...

13. January 2020

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Food waste initiatives, gastronomy and white papers: Here are 2019’s top 10 news and cases

At the beginning of a new year (and decade), it’s always nice to look back on the year that passed. In Food Nation, we’re looking back on an eventful year. The launch of four different white paper...

9. January 2020

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New EU project on sustainable transformation of our food system

A new project on transforming the European food system towards a low carbon circular future applies a groundbreaking mechanism for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying sustainable food syste...

8. January 2020

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Ingredients helps give consumers a taste for skyr

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a special protein ingredient for skyr, allowing manufacturers to deliver products that meet consumer preferences on taste, mouthfeel and appearance. Skyr is bec...

2. January 2020

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New feeding robot to solve challenges in the mink industry

The Danish company Hedensted-Gruppen A/S sees a big potential in a new feeding robot for mink producers, set to enter the market in 2020. The robot is a sustainable alternative compared to current...

18. December 2019

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Danish brewery issues latest green fibre bottle update

During the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Carlsberg Group issued an update on its journey to create the Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first "paper bottle" for beer. Made...

11. December 2019

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Danish christmas trees from Arctic regions to warmer skies

Denmark is a large exporter of christmas trees, and have sold 9.5 million christmas trees around the world in 2018. Germany accounts for 43% of the Danish exports of christmas trees, and is thus the l...

9. December 2019

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New white paper on health: Leading the way towards healthy food solutions

With a global reality where 800 million people are undernourished and more than 2.2 billion people are obese at the same time, innovation of healthy foods and solutions is a key to meeting the challen...

4. December 2019

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European countries are learning from Danish whole grain expertise

Today, Danes eat 82 grams of whole grain on average per day. Back in 2007 the number was only 36 grams on average of whole grain per day. The Danish Wholegrain Partnership has existed for 10 years and...

4. December 2019

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Low pesticide residues in Danish fruit and vegetables

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's report on pesticide residues in food for 2018 again shows that there are fewer pesticide residues in Danish fruit and vegetables than in foreign ones. ...

4. December 2019

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21,5 million cheeses packed more climate-friendly with new packing-strategy

As part of a new, ambitious packing-strategy, the Danish dairy-giant Arla will soon introduce a more climate-friendly packaging for their popular cheeses Riberhus, Klovborg and Arla ØKO. From now on,...

27. November 2019

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University and company enter partnership around innovation within food and agriculture

A new strategic partnership between the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Danish analytics company FOSS, will strengthen the existing relations within research, development and education. ...

20. November 2019

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Producing food and chocolate with green energy

The Danish energy fund SustainSolutions will build solar cells on the roofs of the Danish catering company Cofoco Food and the Danish chocolate company Simply Chocolate’s production. This means that...

13. November 2019

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Targeted control of pathogenic bacteria in fresh foods

A new collaborative project between Danish food companies and Danish research institutions called TOP SAFE will try to meet the challenge of bio-conservation during the processing of fresh food. Ma...

8. November 2019

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Danish company builds the North’s largest insect factory

Insects as food is still mostly viewed as a funny gimmick. But now the Danish feed – and food company Enorm Biofactory wants to produce 100 tons maggots per day. In a closed chicken farm outside...

1. November 2019

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Danish brewery investment halves water usage at its brewery in Fredericia, Denmark

The investment allows the Danish brewery Carlsberg to recycle 90% of all process water and halve water usage at its brewery in Fredericia, Denmark, while reducing energy consumption by 10%. Since t...

23. October 2019

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Developing a strong, sustainable pig sector with Danish solutions

Denmark is globally known for its production of pigs and processing of pork meat and offers a wide range of farming solutions. The Mexican food and agriculture sector is experiencing great development...

18. October 2019

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Cooling system will remedy climate-consequences in developing countries

A new cooling system introduced in Kenya, is one of two partnerships with Danish participation that gets support by the international initiative P4G. The aim is to find solutions, built on new technol...

15. October 2019

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The sleeping beauty effect: How hibernating products are expanding Danish dairy company worldwide

Distance is no longer a difficulty for one of Europe’s largest dairy cooperatives, which has pioneered an innovative, natural, no preservative transport solution for fresh dairy products. The new te...

9. October 2019

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Coffee in new, slimmer and recyclable coffee bags

Coffee requires packaging. The packaging forms a small part of the climate footprint in the overall coffee production, but the new multilaminate bag introduced by the Danish coffee company BKI has a l...

2. October 2019

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Danish agribusiness company makes it easier for farmers to document climate action

The Danish agribusiness company, DLG, is at the forefront and can, as the first agribusiness company in Europe, declare its feed mixes’ climate footprint according to international guidelines from G...

30. September 2019

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Climate action in a changing food landscape

The world's population is increasing towards 9 billion people in 2050. This leads to an increased demand for food causing great pressure on the world's resources. It calls for sustainable and green so...

25. September 2019

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New super-concentrate greatly reduces soft drinks’ climate impact

A new super-concentrate developed by the Danish soft drinks-group CO-RO, reduces their amount of exported concentrate by two-thirds. There are many ways of reducing your carbon-footprint. They are ...

24. September 2019

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C40: The power of global collaboration

The City of Copenhagen will host the C40 World Mayors Summit from the 9th-12th October 2019. Copenhagen was selected as the host city, for the landmark climate event, by the 17 mayors that make up the...

23. September 2019

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Innovative extract from seaweed to protein

Food researchers from Technical University of Denmark have invented methods for extracting proteins from seaweed. One of them is now being tested in a pilot plant at the Danish ingredient producer CP ...

17. September 2019

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Robot takes care of field – and this might be the future

The Robot “Robotti” can almost do the same job as a tractor, but it does not need a driver. It manages it all by itself. On a turnip field on Falster, the Southern part of Denmark, the robot Ro...

11. September 2019

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New meat trays to reduce CO2 emissions

With a new initiative, Danish Crown will reduce CO2 emissions from their plastic trays by 54%. This is done by replacing the plastic material in the plastic trays to PET plastic, of which 80% of the p...

4. September 2019

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New white paper on sustainability: Solving global food challenges with solutions of tomorrow

The global food supply is facing vast challenges: uneven distribution of food, too many feeling the impact of climate change, undernutrition and overnutrition. As the population continues to grow, thi...

29. August 2019

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Intelligent air purification battles wasted fruit and vegetables

Put an avocado next to tomatoes or bananas to quickly mature the avocado. The cause of this effect is the tomatoes excretion of the signal molecule ethylene, which increases the maturation process of ...

21. August 2019

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​Powering trucks with poop

Cow manure can do a lot more than create wrinkly noses. It is poised to be pivotal in a biogas revolution and contribute to a fossil-free fuel future. Pioneering Arla farmers are starting to make the ...

14. August 2019

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UN climate change report calls for action

In a new report, the United Nations Climate Panel points to the fact that agriculture plays a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that global food production must be rethought if glo...

9. August 2019

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Danish suppliers can help accelerate fish-farmer’s move towards sustainability

29 Danish suppliers to the international aquaculture industry will be exhibiting at the Pavilion of Denmark when Aqua Nor in Trondheim Spektrum opens 20 August. The Danish suppliers bring high-perform...

7. August 2019

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Danish technology can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Vision technology from TriVision halves food waste in the production process and can be a decisive factor in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on reducing food waste. Every year,...

31. July 2019

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School citizen scientists discovered new species of bacteria

A Citizen Scientist project has engaged 25.000 Danish students in collecting samples of bacteria throughout the country. These samples may prove important in the food industry. 10 new species of la...

24. July 2019

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Artificial intelligence to predict milk production

A new artificial intelligence-based tool will be able to more efficiently predict milk production from 1.5 million cows on Arla’s farms in Europe. 200 million kilos of milk can be used more effic...

17. July 2019

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Blockchain to secure proper payment for coffee farmers

As a consequence of global markets, supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. The road to the finished product is often long and windy, which can hinder transparency in production for both cons...

10. July 2019

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Circular economy with ‘Genbrød’

‘Genbrød’ is a sustainable sourdough bread from Danish organic craft bakery in Copenhagen, Jalm&B, with recycling of golden roasted hazelnuts, which has come in surplus from brewhouse Jacobse...

1. July 2019

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New research project will help turn wasted fish into food and feed

New research will investigate how fish heads, tails and skins are not wasted. When eating a flounder or any other type of fish, a large part of the fish gets thrown out or made into animal feed. ...

24. June 2019

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From leftover chickpea water to vegan desserts

A vegan dessert based on reusing chickpea cooking water has just won first place in DTU’s (Technical University of Denmark) food innovation competition Ecotrophelia. Vegan desserts are a rarity, and...

18. June 2019

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Development goals to gear up the meat industry towards 2025

The meat industry’s raison d'être is challenged by consumers all over the world. Competition is fiercer than ever, and consumer demands in terms of e.g. working environment, animal welfare and trac...

5. June 2019

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World food safety day: Tap into a strong danish position within food quality & safety

Food quality and safety is one of the keys to achieve UN's global goals for sustainable development. Codex Alimentarius has therefore dedicated June 7th to be a global “World Food Safety Day” to f...

27. May 2019

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One billion recyclable milk cartons and yoghurt pots by 2030

Denmark’s largest dairy producer Arla will reduce its carbon footprint by 7.330 tons in the European markets within 2030. Arla is setting the sustainability agenda in the dairy industry these day...

22. May 2019

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New white paper: An organic revolution powered by cooperation – and the sustainable mindset behind It

In the new white paper “Organic - A vision and a mindset in the Danish food cluster” you will get insights into the organic vision that started with a handful of dairy farmers and rapidly gained t...

15. May 2019

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Polyphenols from plants improve the quality of long-life milk

New research from Department of Food Science at University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD) shows that long-life milk will have an even longer shelf-life if small amounts of plant extract (polyphenols) are a...

7. May 2019

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Danish restaurant group gets sustainable coffee farm in Mexico

In the future, a Mexican coffee farm will deliver sustainable coffee to Cofoco's Danish restaurants. The project will also benefit the locals in the Mexican region of Teocelocity by delivering surplus...

1. May 2019

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Danish royal visit to South Korea: Strengthening relations between Denmark and South Korea

On the occasion of the State Visit by Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince Couple of Denmark, Danish companies will travel to Seoul in South Korea on an export promotion from the 20-22 May. The bus...

24. April 2019

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Food waste can be used to fuel aircrafts

In a new collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, DTU and the University of Southern Denmark, SDU, the Danish biogas company Nature Energy will try to make aircraft fuel out of biogas. ...

16. April 2019

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Danish Drinks for Distribution 2019

Denmark is experiencing a boom in drinks innovation: from traditional snaps and akvavit to modern Nordic gin.  The event Danish Drinks for Distribution will connect brewers and buyers this September ...

11. April 2019

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Festivals replace 2 million disposable plastic jars with a new, sustainable alternative

The Danish festivals Northside, Tinderbox, Roskilde and GRØN, in collaboration with the Danish brewery Tuborg (part of the Carlsberg Group), take an important step in the fight against plastic waste ...

5. April 2019

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Robotic arms help optimise production and reduce work accidents

Two robotic arms help brewers at Carlsberg brewery in Fredericia tackle the remaining manual work processes on an already highly automated production line. The robots...

1. April 2019

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Combining great beer with food waste reduction

Guests visiting the Danish sushi restaurant Sticks’n’Sushi can now enjoy a great beer on the side with good conscience, as the served beer, due to a new partnership, is now based on surplus rice t...

28. March 2019

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Harvest the benefits of the Danish collaboration

Cross-disciplinary collaboration is characteristic for the Danish food cluster, which ranks among the strongest centres for food know-how and innovation in the world. It is also key to reaching the UN...

19. March 2019

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Robots handles herbs in high-tech Danish greenhouse

Denmark's largest producer of herbs and mini-plants Rosborg Danmark has invested in a robot arm from the Danish tech-company Bila Robotics. The robot arm has streamlined the workflow, increased compet...

18. March 2019

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Climate neutral food production by 2050

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council has announced a strategy that will make Danish food production completely climate neutral by 2050. In accordance with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Denm...

15. March 2019

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Creating a sustainable future for dairy production

Today the Danish cooperative dairy Arla Foods and it’s 10,300 farmers announced their new ambitious climate targets, aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent per kilo of milk over ...

11. March 2019

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Guiding consumers through date stamps to minimise food waste

A new initiative from the Danish food waste app ‘’Too Good To Go’’ and Danish food manufacturers will make it easier for Danish consumers to understand date stamps on foods correctly. ...

11. March 2019

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Long-term sustainability goals for danish meat production

Today, the Danish meat company Danish Crown announced its ambitious long-term sustainability goals, targeting a 50% reduction of the climate footprint per kilogramme of pork by 2030 and to become a co...

8. March 2019

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Danish food industry is good at reusing food waste and by-products from food production

A new report from Aarhus University shows that the Danish food industry is good at reusing food waste and by-products from food production in various ways, so that food loss and waste is limited. Espe...

4. March 2019

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Welcome to Food Nation podcast – Stories by Denmark

Now you can hear the stories behind some of the world’s best food solutions, as told by business leaders, entrepreneurs and specialists from Denmark’s farm-to-fork value chain. Get to know our ca...

28. February 2019

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Danish state visit to Argentina: Partnering for a sustainable transition

On the occasion of the State Visit by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, Danish companies will travel to Buenos Aires in Argentina on an export promotion the 17-19th March 2019. The business activities...

25. February 2019

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Transforming phosphorus from wastewater into fertiliser

At the end of January 2019, Scandinavia's largest phosphorus recycling plant was inaugurated in Aarhus, Denmark, providing a step towards a circular economy as well as a solution to the lack of ph...

21. February 2019

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Danish restaurants reap Michelin stars once again

The Michelin stars to Nordic restaurants has just been awarded in the capital of culture in Denmark, Aarhus. Danish restaurants took home 35 stars, which once again establishes Denmark's position on...

19. February 2019

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Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at the Technical University of Denmar...

12. February 2019

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Recap from Inspirational Outlook “Taming Tomorrow’s Gastronomic Trends”

Food Nation hosted the first Inspirational Outlook this Wednesday with an impressive turnout from the Danish food arena. It showed, that companies are looking towards gastronomy when developing their ...

8. February 2019

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Denmark’s reputation as a leading gastronomic destination increases

A new report from VisitDenmark shows that tourists are increasingly coming to Denmark to experience the gastronomic scene. In fact, 28% of the tourists who visited Denmark in 2017 can be classified as...

7. February 2019

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Red food colouring for multiple diet types

Vegans or people with dietary regulations such as halal or kosher has had to avoid food products containing red food colour, because it is often made from insect shells. But now the Danish biotech com...

4. February 2019

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Michelin stars to be presented in Aarhus, Denmark

The prestigious international hallmark of gastronomic perfection, awarded to a bevy of restaurants throughout the Nordic region, will in February 2019 be held in the City of Aarhus in Central Denmark ...

28. January 2019

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The world comes to DTU to learn more about food safety

Students from all over the world have learned about the Danish way of securing a high level of food safety during a DANIDA-financed stay at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

24. January 2019

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Globalization 4.0: Shaping a sustainable global future of food and Innovation

By 2050, a global population of 9.8 billion will demand 70% more food than is consumed today. Feeding this expanded population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial improvements to the...

22. January 2019

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Food companies speed up the green packaging revolution

A new report shows that Danish Food companies are increasingly working on developing sustainable alternatives in packaging for the future. The future of packaging is green. In a new report from Th...

20. January 2019

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Low amount of antibiotics residues in Danish food products

The use of antibiotics for animals in Denmark has declined steadily during the last eight years. A report from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration shows, that only four out of 12.000 random ...

16. January 2019

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World cup grass seeds and green fiber bottles: Here are 2018’s top 10 news and cases

At the beginning of a new year, it’s always nice to look back on the year that passed. In Food Nation, we’re looking back on an eventful year. The launch of our Visitor Centre, the publication of ...

14. January 2019

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Octopuses can become an important food resource in the global world

With a growing world population and climate challenges, many people ask themselves where tomorrow's sustainable food will come from. A professor from University of Copenhagen and a Danish chef may hav...

7. January 2019

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An outlook on European food habits in 2030

By 2030, European consumers will eat less sugar, beef, pork and milk than they do today. On the other hand, poultry and plant-based proteins will more often be found in the European refrigerators. The...

2. January 2019

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Future proteins might come from dairy

Alternative proteins like algae and cricket powder is gaining ground, but milk proteins are also showing great potential in the food industry. Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods will soon be testing ...

19. December 2018

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People are decorating Danish christmas trees all over the world

Even though you might not connect bright summer nights with winter darkness and Christmas trees, the summer weather has been of great importance to the way the merry Christmas trees stand out. This...

12. December 2018

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The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is nominated for prestigious circular economy award

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is being recognised for its promotion of circular economy and has been nominated for “The Circulars 2019”, which will be presented in Davos, Swi...

10. December 2018

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Sushi chain is at the forefront of sustainability

The Danish sushi chain LETZ SUSHI is the first fully certified sushi chain in Europe that has received full MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certification. Ac...

5. December 2018

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New elite education for Danish farmers

Innovation and new technologies in precision agriculture are the focal point for a new education program that will strengthen talent development and spread innovative initiatives in Danish agriculture...

27. November 2018

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Danish fruit and vegetables once again have the lowest pesticide residues

Half of the food samples tested in the Danish pesticide control in 2017 are completely free of pesticide residues. Danish food contains fewer pesticide residues than similar foreign food products. ...

26. November 2018

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Denmark scales up to educate food talents of the future

New initiatives at Danish educational institutions hope to bring future talents within food and agriculture into the food industry. Morsø Agricultural School expands to a bigger college in 2019, with...

20. November 2018

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Half of Danish plastic bottles will be recycled by 2025

A new ambitious agreement in the Danish Brewer’s Association demands that 50% of plastic bottles produced by its’ members are recycled by 2025. In total, Danish companies have committed to recycli...

15. November 2018

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New white paper: The Danish food arena invites you to take part in the gastronomic journey

Today, Food Nation launches a new white paper on Danish gastronomy during a trade promotion in Rome focusing on gastronomy and sustainability with The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark. The white paper p...

7. November 2018

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Sustainable utilisation of CO2 from farm to drinks

Nature Energy and Strandmøllen have partnered to utilize leftover CO2 from the world’s largest biogas plant in Denmark in beer and soda production. Gas producer Strandmøllen and biogas producer...

2. November 2018

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Drones ensure 40.000 more pumpkins

By making use of new technology, Northern Europe’s largest pumpkin grower sold 40.000 pumpkins more. By means of drones, camera and image analysis, researchers from University of Southern Denmark su...

30. October 2018

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The Danish organic model inspires abroad

There is a great potential for Danish organic food products in the German foodservice market. Therefore, several Danish organic companies visited Berlin earlier this month with The Danish Agriculture ...

23. October 2018

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How to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint

The EU 2030 climate target requires a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from society, including the agricultural sector. Agriculture contributes about 20 percent of the total Danish ...

18. October 2018

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Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince Couple of Denmark will raise awareness of Danish food products in Italy

Despite the fact that Italy buys Danish goods in great numbers, the 60 million Italians can easily eat more Danish food products. Therefore, food and beverage companies from Denmark are visiting Italy...

16. October 2018

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P4G Summit 2018: Sustainability in food production through innovative partnerships

As the world’s population grows and the threats from climate change become more pronounced, the need for sustainable development intensifies. October the 19th-20th, Denmark will gather international...

10. October 2018

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Robust wheat for the future

Scientists are using genetic data to better understand how wheat adapts to environmental stress, in order to breed wheat capable of enduring the climate challenges of the future. Even tiny fluctuat...

1. October 2018

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Danish organic plan nominated for SDG award

The organic action plan for Denmark has been nominated for the UN Future Policy Award. An award with the aim to spread the best policies for organic farming to benefit the Sustainable Development Goal...

24. September 2018

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Copenhagen as guest city at Beijing design week 2018

Danish food companies will attend Beijing Design Week 2018 from the 26th of September to the 5th of October, showcasing Danish innovative solutions within the food cluster. In next week, the annua...

19. September 2018

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Food innovation talk on blockchain

Food Innovation Talk is a 30 min. livestream to share knowledge and inspire to food innovation from Danish Food Cluster. The Food Innovation Talk "Blockchain in the food industry" is presented by IBM ...

17. September 2018

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New national Danish strategy for circular economy

With EUR 16 million divided between 15 initiatives, the Danish government now accelerates the transition towards a more sustainable society, where materials and products are recirculated, used for the...

13. September 2018

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Danish royal visit to Finland with focus on gastronomy

In this week, an official Danish business delegation will travel to Finland along with HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark and the Danish Minister for Environment and Food. Food Nation and 41 Danish com...

10. September 2018

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New Danish innovation center will explore the full potential of milk and whey to meet the growing world’s needs

The Danish dairy company Arla Foods will build an innovation center in Nr. Virum, in the western part of Jutland. The main reason is to explore the full potential of the whey. The new innovation cente...

10. September 2018

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Food loss and waste – Solutions of tomorrow by Denmark

Companies and stakeholders from the Danish food cluster came together last week to share their solutions and innovations in reducing food loss and waste. The aim was clear: How can companies overcome ...

7. September 2018

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Ground-breaking innovation to reduce plastic waste

Carlsberg is making good progress towards their Together Towards ZERO global sustainability programme with a series of ground-breaking innovations including "Snap Pack", which is set to reduce plastic...

6. September 2018

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Carlsberg’s specialty brewery Jacobsen makes beer on surplus bread

On the occasion of the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, Carlsberg's specialty brewery has made a beer based on surplus bread from local bread producers. The beer has been seven months along the...

23. August 2018

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New white paper: The Danish food cluster’s solutions to the global food quality and safety challenges

Today the white paper Food Quality & Safety was launched by the Danish minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen and the Japanese ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, at Food Nati...

21. August 2018

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New BCG report: Companies can help reduce food loss and waste dramatically

Today Boston Consulting Group released new research that aims to address the trillion-dollar global food loss and waste crisis. Developed in collaboration with State of Green and Food Nation, the rese...

20. August 2018

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Danish companies take action to reduce food loss and waste

Some of Denmark's largest companies in the food industry are, together with nonprofits Stop Wasting Food and The Danish Food Bank, gathering companies and consumers in the fight against ...

17. August 2018

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Northern Europe’s first coffee farm heading for Denmark

Now Denmark is also on the world map as a coffee maker. However, it is not only pure coffee that the Danish producer will focus on, but also coffee beer, coffee tonic and coffee snack bars. Denmark...

17. August 2018

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Food trash turned into biogas during sailing world championships

Last week, one of the largest sports events ever in Denmark took place in the bay of Aarhus, Denmark and sustainability was high on the agenda. During the championships, food trash and paper was co...

13. August 2018

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Danish biotech company will make the food industry climate neutral by 2030

Danish company Novozymes is researching technologies in microbiology that will make food production virtually climate neutral. The food industry is sometimes criticized for having a negative im...

10. August 2018

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Huge water savings in dairy production

New water technology from the Danish company Silhorko-Eurowater A/S reduces water waste by more than 75% at a Danish dairy. The dairy is located in Brabrand west of Aarhus and is owned by the Da...

8. August 2018

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Producing more with less: The Danish agriculture and food cluster’s recipe for accelerating progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Countries across the globe were gathered last week at the UN’s headquarters in New York to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the week, the D...

23. July 2018

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New Danish salmon farm in Dubai will be ready for use by 2020

For a three-digit million amount, the Danish construction company Gråkjær A/S will build a salmon farm in Dubai. The farm is going to deliver approx. 2,5 million kg. salmon per year. The CEO of t...

19. July 2018

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Grains and vegetables to be grown in festival Pee

BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) students from the Technical University of Denmark have found a green source of plant fertilizer: Nutrients from urine collected in balls of plant-based gel.  ...

18. July 2018

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Denmark is a European frontrunner when it comes to whole grain consumption

Europe is looking towards Denmark, when talking about whole grain consumption, because Denmark has succeeded in significantly increasing the whole grain intake in the population. Last month, a number ...

10. July 2018

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Denmark aims to be the world’s most sustainable and responsible fish farming nation

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food industry in the world and today, approximately 50% of all the fish and shellfish that are consumed around the world originate from aquaculture. Unfortunately, i...

10. July 2018

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Environmentally friendly cardboard cuts 35% of CO2 emissions

Arla's organic milk and yogurt will receive new greener cartons. Arla is Denmark’s biggest producer of dairy products, and the world’s largest organic dairy producer. The cardboard is made of orga...

3. July 2018

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Sustainable development and business is united by Danish companies

21 ambitious companies want to unite business and sustainable development. This is the first step in the project “The UN Global Goals - From Philanthropy to Business”. With the project the compan...

2. July 2018

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New Danish fund contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries

The Danish investment fund IFU and six Danish pension funds has signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals i...

26. June 2018

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Maths is a main ingredient in salt-reduced fish products

Mathematical models from the Danish National Food Institute have been used to develop the recipes for a new range of fish products that contain less salt and more taste. According to the dietary re...

19. June 2018

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Denmark is the main supplier of grass seed for the world cup in Russia

In the upcoming World Cup in Russia, 8 out of 12 stadiums have chosen seeds by the Danish company DLF. This is the third time in a row where the World Cup will feature grass delivered by the Danish c...

7. June 2018

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Better animal welfare for chickens

In Denmark, there is a high focus on animal welfare to ensure good conditions for the animals and greater end products. A label with one, two or three hearts shows the lining conditions of the chicken...

7. June 2018

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Danish restaurant owners take the lead: Commit to UN principles for social responsibility

CSR: 14 Danish restaurant owners commit to complying to the UN Guidelines for Human Rights and Business. This is groundbreaking, believes CSR expert, and necessary, says co-founder of the Danish rest...

31. May 2018

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Nordic diet is health promoting

Root vegetables, cabbage, dairy products, berries, nuts and rapeseed oil are a part of the so-called "Nordic diet" which is healthy and something the rest of the world can learn from, says a new repor...

24. May 2018

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Denmark takes the lead within sustainable fishery

Denmark is in the world top when it comes to sustainable fishery and even higher goals are set. Danish fishermen are among the best in the world to catch fish in the most sustainable way. Worldwi...

24. May 2018

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Fish skin could be the new trendy snack

A new Danish project will transform fish skin from animal feed to healthy snacks for humans. Today, fish skin is a byproduct from the fishing industry. A new project will reduce waste by converting...

17. May 2018

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Political action to make Denmark more organic

The Danish government is ready to support farmers who want to convert to organic farming. Already next year organic farming will be increased in Denmark once again. Sales of organic products are ...

7. May 2018

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Special recognition to Danish sparkling wine

The area around Dons at Kolding, Denmark’s 7th largest city is the only place in the world to produce Dons wine. Like other special wine regions, Dons has received a so-called PDO protection (abb...

4. May 2018

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Denmark gets the world’s first starfish plant

The company Danish Marine Protein converts starfish into organic protein, and the new plant is the first full-scale facility of its kind in Denmark – and the world. Organic farming is in rapid gr...

24. April 2018

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Green idea aims to make people eat grass

Grass protein can help feed the world's growing population - and can be manufactured in a financially viable and sustainable way. Grass is easy and cheap to produce in Denmark. It is grown through...

19. April 2018

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Danish companies will soon visit Mexico

The delegation will take place from the 22th-27th of April 2018, and Esben Lunde Larsen, the Danish Minister for Environment & Food, Karen Hækkerup, CEO of the Danish Agriculture & Food Cou...

11. April 2018

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Money allocated for better animal welfare for pigs

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food Esben Lunde Larsen has just allocated around EUR 1,2 million to an additional application round in 2019 for pig producers, so that more can apply for subsi...

9. April 2018

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Aarhus university establishes a new powerhouse for food research

The University of Aarhus is building a new Department for food research. It is the starting point of a formation of a significant base, from which future research can be part of the synergy with hea...

5. April 2018

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Denmark establishes an international animal welfare centre

In collaboration with universities in Germany and the Netherlands, Aarhus University in Denmark will run a new reference centre for animal welfare. The task has been won on recommendation of the Envir...

26. March 2018

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The Food Nation Visitor Centre is open

Today, Food Nation opens the Visitor Centre of the Danish food Cluster in Copenhagen together with the patron, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. The interactive showroom present...

22. March 2018

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EU has appointed Technical University of Denmark as a reference laboratory

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Food Institute has just been appointed EU Reference Laboratory in two new areas: Partial process contamination in food and metals and nitrogenous compounds in fe...

14. March 2018

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All Arla’s organic farmers switch to green electricity

The organic farmers at Arla, Denmarks biggest producer of diary products, wants to cover all their energy consumption by renewable energy consumption from the first of January 2019. Organic sharehold...

14. March 2018

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Helping the UAE towards a greener future

The United Arab Emirates wants to reduce their water and energy consumption with 30% by 2030 and in 2050, 75% of the electricity in Dubai has to come from renewable energy. Last week, the Danish Mini...

6. March 2018

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Tomorrow’s alcohol can be made from surplus lactose

New technology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) can convert lactose (milk sugar) from dairy by-products into alcohol. This technology optimises production even for small dairies. Dairy pr...

6. March 2018

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Environment and farmers to win from more accurate use of pesticides

A new scientific partnership focused on spraying- and precision techniques in agriculture aims to reduce pesticide consumption and thereby lower agricultural pesticide costs as well as the impact on e...

27. February 2018

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How a Danish meat company transforms challenges into gastronomy

To benefit both animal welfare and heighten food quality the Danish companies AB Catering, BC Catering and Inco Cash & Carry will in cooperation with the Danish meat company Danish Crown, start ...

27. February 2018

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Record breaking export of seafood

Never before has the export of Danish fish and shellfish been as high as in the first eleven months of 2017. Consumers abroad seem to love Danish prawns, cod, salmon, trout and fish flour. The hy...

23. February 2018

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Huge win for Denmark as approval for export of heat-treated pork to the strict Chinese market finalized

In a few days, you can have red a sausages and Danish ham for lunch in China. Last week the Chinese authorities have approved Danish heat-treated pork for sale on the Chinese market. Denmark already s...

15. February 2018

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EU rates Danish chicken with a special status

The EU concludes that Danish broilers have shown the way in combating salmonella. Therefore, Danish poultry is awarded with a special status. This means that all imported poultry in the future must...

15. February 2018

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Danish employees are among the happiest in the world

When Danes go to work, it is often with a smile on their faces. According to a new survey by consulting company Ennova, job satisfaction in Denmark ranks among the highest in the world. Denmark is ...

1. February 2018

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Danish animal welfare to be improved significantly in 2018

“Denmark is a leading country when it comes to high levels of animal welfare, but that does not mean we rest on our laurels, we wish to continue to do better”, says Karen Hækkerup , CEO for Danis...

19. January 2018

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Danish brewery is keen to reduce CO2 emissions

A well-rehearsed mantra when companies announce ambitious new sustainability strategies, is the need to collaborate, but for the Danish brewery Carlsberg the title of their strategy says it all: “To...

11. January 2018

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Around the world people are hanging their decorations on Danish christmas trees

Christmas trees are an important export trade for Denmark. Every year Denmark exports around 10 million trees worth 800 million DKK (107.4 euro), The Danish costal climate is especially perfect for gr...

21. December 2017

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Food waste – a global call for action

Food waste is a global problem. According to the United Nations, roughly one third of all food for human consumption gets lost or is wasted throughout the production; that is approximately 1.3 billion...

21. December 2017

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Another year of increase in the demand for organic products from Denmark

2016 was another record breaking year for organic products from Denmark. From 2015 to 2016 the export of Danish organic products increased by 23 pct., equivalent to a value of 2.4 bn DKK (322.5 millio...

14. December 2017

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The Carlsberg Group is ready with the first carbon-neutral brewery

Carlsberg Sverige now runs Sweden's first big brewery with zero carbon emissions from its energy consumption. The brewery in Falkenberg is now 100% powered by biogas and green electricity. Earlier ...

13. December 2017

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New collaboration aims to solve global water challenges

By combining biology and pump technology, the global companies Novozymes and Grundfos have entered into an open innovation collaboration with the hope of making a tangible contribution to UN Sustaina...

8. December 2017

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What does a chocolate manufacturer and a pork manufacturer have in common?

The answer is: Technology that can trace Salmonella – or more precisely speaking, the fastest technology on the market to trace Salmonella with only 5.5 hours from sample to result. The company behi...

6. December 2017

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Denmark as a leading country within export of high-value products in the EU

The Danish food cluster is a leading country when it comes to export of high-value products in comparison to many other EU countries. That is what a new report from The Danish Agriculture & Food C...

28. November 2017

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Danish state visit to Ghana

From the 23rd to the 25th of November Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark is leading the Danish business delegation with the Danish Minister of Environment and Food Esben Lunde Larsen. In the busin...

24. November 2017

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The Danish national organic association collaborating with locals to improve farming in developing countries

In Uganda The National Organic Association Denmark works together with local and regional organisations to develop the agribusiness with the model “Family Farmer Learning Groups” as jumping-off po...

16. November 2017

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Chr. Hansen’s new plant based yoghurt culture makes a milk-free alternative to yoghurt possible

The market for fermented dairy alternatives has shown strong growth in recent years albeit from a small base. Today the segment constitutes less than 1% of the fermented foods market but it has seen t...

16. November 2017

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The Danish danbo cheese receives EU quality label

Minister for Environment and Food of Denmark Esben Lunde Larsen is pleased that the Danbo cheese has been acknowledged by the EU as a distinctively Danish cheese. Danbo is now a protected geographical...

14. November 2017

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Ingredients are an important part of India’s economic growth

INTERVIEW: Head of Agriculture and Food at the Danish embassy in India Ashish Paliwal talks about what is going on in the Indian market for ingredients and what we can expect in the future. A growin...

9. November 2017

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Chr. Hansen sustainable revenue: 81% supports UN global goals

New report documents how 81% of Chr. Hansen’s gross revenue directly supports the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. As allegedly the first company ever, Chr. Hansen has conducted an ext...

9. November 2017

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Arla ingredient can kick-start Ethiopian yoghurt

An ingredient from Arla Foods Ingredients can help develop a cheap, nutrient-rich Ethiopian yoghurt. But import duty and packaging challenges serve as obstacles in the way of securing fewer malnourish...

3. November 2017

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Students solves relevant business challenges

In the past two weeks, students from Technological University of Denmark (DTU) have been brought together to tackle some of the business challenges in the ingredient industry. In close collabora...

1. November 2017

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Arla launches organic milk in the Middle East

Arla Foods, the world’s largest organic dairy producer, now expand their selection in the Middle East with organic milk. The Middle East is Arla’s biggest strategic growth market outside of Eur...

1. November 2017

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New dough project to give substantial savings

According to a new project, dough production companies can cut their waste by half through monitoring the processes. A new project, which Innovation Fund Denmark has invested 6 million DKK in (806,...

27. October 2017

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Companies want to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals a good business deal

The Danish Industry Foundation and The Confederation of Danish industry launches an ambitious project aimed at getting more companies to work with the UN’s Global Sustainability Goals and transform ...

23. October 2017

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Danish companies want a circular economy – A new website will help them

A new survey from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency shows that small and medium-sized companies in Denmark are eager to develop processes for reusing materials and designing products that ar...

20. October 2017

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New sow feed to increase survival of sucking pigs

The chemical and feeds provider DLG is part of an unusual research project working to reduce the death rate of sucking pigs by developing a new feed concept for gestating sows. DLG, SEGES and Copen...

19. October 2017

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City slicker crops are the crops of the future

Crop production in closed plant factories in urban environments is a sustainable and efficient way of growing food and medicinal plants for the world’s booming population. Who says that commercial c...

11. October 2017

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Danish animal producers are pleased with the continuous decline in the use of antibiotics for animals

The use of antibiotics for animals in Denmark has declined for the third year in a row. That is stated in the annual DANMAP-supervision from 2016, from the Statens Serum Institute, Technical Universit...

11. October 2017

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Waste from potatoes is a potential goldmine

A new research collaboration wants to make us of by-products from potatoes and seaweed in the ingredient production. The perspectives are promising natural additives and better use of resources as wel...

9. October 2017

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P4G initiative launches to accelerate sustainable growth through innovative partnerships

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by the governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international...

22. September 2017

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New research strategy from the Danish food cluster

Together with 10 leading companies from the Danish food cluster, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council together with Confederation of Danish Industry announce a new strategy for food research. St...

20. September 2017

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Danish merat company signs memorandum of understanding with Alibaba group’s Tmall

The world’s largest pork exporter, Danish Crown, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tmall, one of Alibaba Group’s business-to consumer e-marketplaces in China, at a ceremony in Copenhag...

15. September 2017

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Opening of new center for innovative food research

Aarhus University opens a new center, which will gather the best competences within the food research area. The center is called iFOOD, and the opening event will take place on 25th September in Agro ...

12. September 2017

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Leftover bread turned into sustainable pasta

An idea developed by students at Technical University of Denmark, DTU, transforms perishable, left over bread for durable sustainable pasta. The idea has been developed for The Round Table – an o...

28. August 2017

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Danish cheese export on the rise

France might be famous for its cheese, but in 2016 Danish dairy companies exported more cheese to France than they imported a new report shows, and it has been that way in 13 out of the last 15 years....

28. August 2017

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Copenhagen’s new food exhibition joins forces with international food summit

In August 2017, Denmark and Copenhagen will add a thrilling new chapter to the ongoing gastronomic story that has shaped the country as a world leader within innovative gastronomy, food production an...

24. August 2017

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Welcome to Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival

Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival is an annual event which celebrates the culinary culture of Copenhagen as well as the whole of Denmark as a great food country. The festival is for everyone who ...

24. August 2017

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Gastronomic innovation to solve the world’s food problems

Students from all over the world are coming to Denmark for three days 23rd to 25th of August 2017 to come up with ideas on how gastronomy can contribute to improving the world’s food problems. A ...

23. August 2017

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Danish export to reach highest record

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council expects export from the Danish food cluster to rise with an impressive 6 bn. DKK (950 mn USD) in 2017 compared to last year – the forecast expects a total of ...

23. August 2017

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Biogas – the future of agricultural waste recycling

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — agreed in 2015 by all 193 member states of the United Nations and complemented by commitments made in the Paris Agreement — map out a broad spectrum of e...

15. August 2017

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Chr. Hansen launches a game-changing multi-strain probiotic

GalliPro® Fit is a uniquely formulated probiotic combining three novel strains into one product, creating a 3-in-1 solution for some of the poultry industry’s biggest challenges. The poultry ind...

1. May 2017

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