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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 to 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 pumpkins more

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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New Nordic diet is health promoting according to WHO

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

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 its new plant will be the first full-scale facility of its kind in Denmark – and the world. The organic farming secto...

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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Tomorrows 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 produktion even for small dairies. Dairy ...

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 og 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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