Category: Plants

NordGen receives warm welcome when visiting gene bank in Thailand

Last summer, representatives from two Thai gene banks visited NordGen in Alnarp. Now it’s our turn to visit them. The cooperation between NordGen and Thailand started in 2013. The aim is to, as part of the International cooperation between gene...

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Wild Relatives in Focus as NordGen head for meeting in Denmark

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...

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ISTA held meeting at NordGen

Last week the International Seed Testing Association, ISTA, held one of its committee meetings at NordGen’s premises in Alnarp. The purpose of the organisation is to develop and provide standard methods for seed testing, thereby facilitating trading with seeds. In...

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Forgotten NordGen Swedes Tasted by Gourmet Chefs in Stockholm

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...

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Sydsvenska Dagbladet publishes NordGen debate article

Today, the following debate article was published in Sydsvenska Dagbladet.   The article is published at Sydsvenskan. Read it here. The entire text can also be found here. September 19, 2018 NordGen: Our genetic resources are crucial for our future...

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NordGen Celebrated 10 years as a Competence Center for Genetic Resources

Friday 7th September 2018, NordGen marked its 10 years anniversary with a celebration focusing on the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of Nordic genetic resources.   With a program that featured great talks, Nordic songs, guided tours in...

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NordGen celebrates 10 years preserving genetic diversity

Finngoat cheese. A Swedish, blue duck. Danish kohlrabi and Norwegian forest research. And on top of that, pieces of a global seed vault. When NordGen celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it is done in the context of both genetic and Nordic diversity....

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Thai Gene Banks Visited NordGen

This week representatives from two different Thai gene banks visited Sweden and NordGen to sign a new depositor agreement. The signatures are yet another important step towards securing that plants genetic resources important for our future food security are safely...

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Forgotten wheat variety is yummy for every bread lover’s tummy

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...

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NordGen carrots helps us to eat more naturally produced food

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...

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