Date: 14.08.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

The NordGen Forest Conference of 2018 will be held in Tuusula North of Helsinki on the 18th-19th of September:”New Forest for Future Needs– using advanced regeneration methods and techniques” This year’s NordGen Forest Conference will be arranged in cooperation with Evira, the Finnish Food Safety Authority and the Finnish Ministry…

Date: Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

Gutesheep. Photo: Stig Karlsson. Do you want to contribute to the sustainable development of our native Nordic farm animal breeds? Is the future of the Gutesheep, the Faroe horse and the Lundehund important for you? NordGen Farm Animals is now hiring a Senior Advisor with interest in animal genetic resources,…

Date: 10.08.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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 backed up in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.   The delegations…

Date: 01.08.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

Busy as a bee? Well, the Nordic brown bee surely is. The breed is calm, productive and active even at low temperatures. The endangered Nordic native breed is now on a rise and gaining in popularity. A peaceful buzzing sound comes from the hives containing thousands of brown bees –…

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…