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Student wants ladybirds to turn China organic

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While Danish people send ladybirds to heaven so they can ask God for good weather, a Chinese PhD student at University of Copenhagen is now asking them to eat all the greenflies. It is supposed to advance organic production in China, Globalnyt writes. “I specialise in biological control. Simply put, it is the act of…

Singaporeans and Malaysians chug more Danish beer

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Danish beer is a popular drink in Malaysian and Singaporean bars and households by the looks of it. By the end of June 2019 the Danish beer company Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s second quarterly net profit was 2.1 percent higher than at the same time last year. Translated to Euros it means a rise from approximately…

Small batch of Norwegian salmon recalled in Singapore

A shipment of Norwegian salmon was early Wednesday recalled by the Singaporean importer, Yu Fish, after Singapore Food Agency (SFA) confirmed the presence of listeria bacteria in a sample. SFA had been informed of the contamination by the supplier in Norway, SFA said in a media release. Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice said on Thursday it…

IKEA to buy food ingredients from Pinoy farmers

IKEA Philippines planned to buy the food ingredients from Filipino farmers for its restaurant in IKEA upcoming store scheduled to be opened in 2020. Once complete, IKEA Pasay will be IKEA’s first store in the Philippines, envisioned to be the world’s largest IKEA’s store located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City…

Norway’s Mowi to launch salmon products with JD.com

Mowi China, world’s largest Atlantic salmon producer headquartered in Norway, is partnering with JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Beijing to launch new fresh salmon products. As JD.com announced on its corporate blog on May 31, the release of salmon products will be the first products that were launched from Mowi China’s First Factory…

Carlsberg’s $19.1 million plant in Jiangsu is finished

Carlsberg affirmed it has completed construction of a 130 million yuan (US$19.1 million) production and warehouse facility in Jiangsu Province, according to the report from Shine, China news agency, on April 19, 2019. The feature of Carlsberg’s new facility is its ability to produce 50,000 cans of beer for all major retail channels in the…

Finns rank Valio as the most sustainable brand for the 6th time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…