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AAK walks the sustainability talk

By | 2018-04-17T09:23:13+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

AAK walks the sustainability talk When it comes to sustainability and corporate responsibility, companies “talk” more than they “walk” according to a report on sustainability communication by the Stockholm School of Economics. Sustainability and corporate responsibility (S/CR) is something that has become increasingly important for companies, or at least something that takes up more and more time in corporate communication from companies. And this makes sense since it is a subject that consumers have started to care more about. But do companies actually walk the talk that they preach in their corporate sustainability communication? This is [...]

Stauning Whisky: From hobby to million kroner business

By | 2018-04-17T10:00:56+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

The picture is borrowed from Stauning Whiskey's website. Stauning Whisky: From hobby to million kroner business Top scores from a world-famous whisky guru, sold at NOMA, and the world’s largest liquor producer as investor – well, the story of Stauning Whisky speaks for itself. From a butcher to a pilot, from mid-thirties to early-sixties, both the professions and the ages vary greatly among the nine friends who are the founders of Stauning Whisky. It all started in an old slaughterhouse, but by adding a lot of hard work and a portion of can-do attitude, a [...]

What do a chocolate manufacturer and a pork manufacturer have in common?

By | 2018-04-11T10:20:28+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

What do a chocolate manufacturer and a pork manufacturer have in common? The answer: Technology that can trace Salmonella – or more precisely speaking, the fastest technology on the market to trace Salmonella with only 5.5 hours from sample to result. The company behind this technology is called DNA Diagnostic A/S.  DNA Diagnostic with 15 employees is among the frontrunners, when it comes to tracing Salmonella. Among DNA Diagnostic’s customers are some of the larger food companies within the Danish Food Cluster, but the technology is relevant for more than just the meat industry. “We target [...]

Healthy for the young is not healthy for the old

By | 2018-04-26T09:36:11+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

Healthy for the young is not healthy for the old When we think of health, we must not think in one-size-fits-all. Research from Innova Market Insight, a world leading research institution, shows that “healthy” is not the same for young and old people. Food Valley, NL, recently hosted a summit on Personalised Nutrition – Food for the Elderly with nutrition for the elderly taking centre stage. Among the many inspiring lectures and workshops on the importance of nutrition for the elderly, was a particularly intriguing presentation by Sarah Browner, MSc in Innovation in European Business, of Innova Market Insights [...]

Personalised nutrition? Yes, please, say stakeholders

By | 2018-04-09T18:25:24+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Personalised nutrition? Yes, please, say stakeholders Research shows stakeholders want more personalised nutrition – on one condition In any business, keeping your stakeholders in mind is the key to the success, and in a rapidly growing field like personalised nutrition, it can be especially difficult to keep track of stakeholder opinions. The INCluSilver project, which Danish Food Cluster is currently working on with partners from across Europe, is responsible for finding innovation linked to personalised nutrition for Europe’s ageing population, and in order to foster development in the field, our partners at the University of Northern [...]

When a sustainable business model and innovation go hand in hand

By | 2018-04-26T11:04:06+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

When a sustainable business model and innovation go hand in hand A new yogurt will boost sustainable development in Ethiopia and help vulnerable children and women in the fight against malnutrition in Ethiopia. That is the purpose of a new project where Arla Foods Ingredients, Conferderation of Danish Industy, DanChurchAid and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have joined forces to develop a nutritional yogurt. “There is a huge potential in developing the dairy sector in Ethiopia and promoting a sustainable business model that benefits local farmers and dairies while creating innovative solutions to the [...]

Inspirational tour – Anuga 2017

By | 2018-04-17T08:46:23+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

Inspirational tour – Anuga 2017 European Food Alliance was at the food fair Anuga 2017, doing inspirational tours for members with members. The topic of the tour was Healthy food innovation and selected companies gave short introductions to their latest product innovations. Members of Danish Food Cluster gave innovation pep talk and served vegan goodies. See a few pictures from the tour below.

The elderly in the future are different

By | 2018-04-17T09:41:17+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

The elderly in the future are different In the future, we will experience some very diverse nutritional needs from the elderly. Nevertheless, some nutritional needs can be generalized. Get the great research coverage made by INCluSilver. As part of the INCluSilver project, which Danish Food Cluster is a part of, the University of Surrey has made a literature review on the research within the area of nutrition for the elderly. This research is the first step to be taken in the process of developing personalised nutrition for the silver population. Generalised recommendations Here are the overall nutritional [...]

Spotlight on the customer

By | 2018-04-10T15:04:52+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

Spotlight on the customer InnovateFood is done. Two days filled us with new insights and inspiration. Solutions for six company challenges were suggested, four keynotes held, but what did we learn? On the 31th August and the 1st September, Danish Food Cluster proposed the InnovateFood Challenge: How can we meet the demand from consumers for better and healthier food? The two days were packed with innovation and knowledge sharing, as solutions were proposed by both experts and student to the six different company challenges. Moreover, inspiring talks on technology, retail, design and sustainability focused on the food industry were held. [...]

Arne Astrup: ”Dietary advice will change. Not all of the well-known advice is actually true.”

By | 2018-04-17T08:48:35+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Arne Astrup: ”Dietary advice will change. Not all of the well-known advice is actually true.” Danish Food Cluster’s first masterclass breaks health taboos and guides the way to new business in personalized nutrition.  Masterclass – Personalized Nutrition by the University of Copenhagen Whether you have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, high or low insulin resistance, or none of the above, research shows compelling evidence against the “one diet fits all” strategy that has long been used by dietitians and the general public. We all have different prerequisites, and we all need to eat differently to stay healthy. [...]

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