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Appetite entrepreneurs

Innovation students develop concepts that can help solve the challenges linked to dietary needs and loss of appetite among the elderly.

Muscles grow in strong currents

It is well known that smolt grow faster in recirculation systems when the current increases. Nofima researchers have now discovered that it is primarily the muscles, rather than the other organs, which grow when salmon swim in a strong current. This is a positive thing. At the same time researchers believe that there is reason to keep an eye on any impairments in fish welfare until they know more about the effects of strong velocities.

A great future for Arctic food

It seems like pure, natural Arctic food is going to have a great future on the world market. And its Arctic origin is precisely what gives it a major competitive advantage.

New certification scheme to compete with MSC

In order to gain entry into key markets, Norwegian fisheries must provide sustainability certification. As an alternative to the dominant MSC certification, a standard specifically adapted to Norwegian fisheries will now be developed.

What type of meat will we be eating in 2040?

The world’s population is constantly growing, and it is expected that there will be protein deficiency in the future. A key question is: How to produce sustainable food for all these people? Can cultured meat contribute to the production of animal protein for food and thus be part of the solution to solve protein demand of the future?

Norway is the senior player in salmon farming in the north; but could we also learn from the smaller and younger industry players?

Salmon farming: A relatively new industry in the northern region which provides food, jobs and prosperity, but also carries an environmental impact, with protests and irritation following in its wake. How should this industry be managed in a way that ensures sustainable future development? Researchers in four countries are now looking into this question.

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