Category: Plants

Old varieties of NordGen barley flavour new kind of Carlsberg beer

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...

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NordGen lectures about the Seed Vault at two English festivals

Are you in England? Don’t miss out on NordGen’s Seed Vault Coordinator discussing seeds, the future and the importance of preserving plant genetic resources at two different festivals in England on the 6th and 7th of July. The FutureFest is...

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Nordic Ministers discussed NordGen at meeting in Haparanda

NordGen is a unique gene bank in the respect that we are a regional one. Whereas many gene banks are national, we preserve and facilitate the sustainable use of genetic resources in all of the Nordic countries. Consequently, our activities...

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We work for the future – but make a difference every day!

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...

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Bring your mobile and catch some wild relatives this summer

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...

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UN representative visits NordGen to discuss closer collaboration

Preserving genetic resources is not a one-man-show. Although NordGen focuses on the Nordic countries, the biological inheritance we leave to future generations is a global matter, involving all the countries in the world. Today, UN representative Kent Nnadozie visits NordGen’s...

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Green Innovation Park arrange network meeting at NordGen

Today, business and academia gather at NordGen’s head office in Alnarp to network with others working with sustainable development and learn more about our mission. Green Innovation Park is an initiative gathering people, business and academia to facilitate an exchange...

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Food Security on the Agenda at World Potato Congress in Peru

NordGen is this week participating in the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru. The congress of 2018 is held in Cusco – the origin of the world’s potato. The theme of the congress is “Biodiversity, Food Security, and Business” and...

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Crisp testing planned as collection of old potato varieties expands

Just about when the earliest potatoes were harvested in Sweden, it was decided that NordGen will be able to expand its potato collection. In a new project, financed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture, a dozen older potato varieties will...

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NordGen participates in European meeting on plant genetic resources

This week NordGen participates in the meeting of the ECPGR Steering Committee in Thessaloniki, Greece. ECPGR is a collaborative Programme among most European countries, aiming at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe. ...

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