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Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Plants, Plants
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Here is your chance to make someone happy while supporting NordGen’s work and mission! For Christmas 2018 NordGen has launched a gift box with seeds from old vegetable varieties from the Nordic countries. Included in the gift is a donation to NordGen’s work with conservation and sustainable use of plants…

Date: 22.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

An important part of NordGen’s work is the wild relatives – and that’s not the story of some crazy grandpa. Crop wild relatives are important plants, for example when developing new crop varieties. This week, NordGen is in Helsingør to discuss a Nordic project concerning crop wild relatives. We also…

Date: 08.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

One variety has been cultivated and inherited by at least three generations. Another is called Janne. Swedes of different kinds have been a crucial part of the Nordic kitchen for centuries. But not anymore. Though, among certain enthusiasts, the love of the swede lives on. Kålrotsakademin tried to spread the…

Date: 25.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Soft, savory and wonderful to bake with. Bread lovers are singing praise to Ölands-wheat – this forgotten, low-yield wheat variety that now is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. It all started in 199 when the the plant breeder and researcher Hans Larsson fetched seed samples from different old cereal varieties…

Date: 18.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

A large part of the groceries we buy contain colorants. They make us find the food tastier. But many colorants are produced synthetically although the demand for natural ones is high. Chr. Hansen is a Danish company producing colorants. In a project they now cooperate with Copenhagen University to find…

Date: 11.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

It all started with a dark cellar being cleaned out in Carlsberg´s premises. There, in a dusty container, a treasure was found – a nearly 150-year-old beer with yeast cells still alive. NordGen delivered barley from the same year and the beer “Carlsberg 1883” was born. Small seeds, easily broken…