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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 ...

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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Carlsberg Launches Ground-Breaking Innovations to Reduce Plastic Waste

Carlsberg today announced a series of ground-breaking innovations including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes a year - the equivalent to 60 mill...

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 Danish Crown 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 Danish Crown, start selling meat to Danish r...

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 grow...

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 Eu...

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 Str...

20. September 2017

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Danish Crown 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 orga...

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 to...

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 indu...

1. May 2017

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