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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…

Date: 25.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

This week Nordic ministers responsible for agriculture, fishery, forestry and food meet in beautiful Haparanda, on the Swedish/Finnish border, to discuss how we best cooperate on these issues in the Nordic countries. We at NordGen would like to seize the opportunity and will at this gathering present different benefits we…

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

According to Swedish tradition, the one who picks seven kinds of flowers and climbs over seven fences in the bright midsummers night will dream about their future spouse. But let’s update this tradition. Instead of picking the flowers, take a picture of them with your mobile and share it! This…