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Valio brings recycled plastic to food packaging


Valio is among the first food companies to begin using recycled plastic. This development in packaging is part of a larger goal: the food company wants to cut milk’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035. Plastic is needed for all food products that keep for a long time, as without the plastic ...


Fazer Group and Solar Foods into a strategic partnership


Fazer Group and Solar Foods, a Finnish foodtech start-up, have entered into a strategic partnership with the objective to jointly research and develop Solar Foods’ novel protein ingredient Solein®. On Fazer’s journey to a modern sustainable food company with a joint direction, the aim is to ...


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European whitefish is healthy to eat, but the nutritional quality varies among season


Research by an international team of scientists shed new light to the nutritional quality of whitefish and revealed that the tasty fish is best to eat in late summer. Whitefish growth and spawning cycles lead to differences in both fish condition and nutritional quality. The measurements done in ...


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Rye is healthy, thanks to an interplay of microbes


Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of rye. Published in Microbiome, the study used a metabolomics approach to analyse metabolites found ...


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Food from air with a new process

Power-to-x solution and pilot equipment by LUT and VTT


LUT University and VTT are collaborating in research to produce emission-free solutions based on renewable energy for all sectors of society. The two institutions have joined forces and created a new emission-free process to produce protein from air with electricity. The pilot equipment for ...


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A paper cup has the lowest carbon footprint

Life-cycle study


Huhtamaki participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% ...


Raisio to invest EUR 45 million in the growth of healthy foods


Food company Raisio is investing an estimated EUR 45 million in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment, Raisio responds to the strong growth in demand for plant-based food, particularly in the European markets. The project is ...


Chinese Export Permit issued for Valio Infant Formulas


Valio’s consumer-packaged infant formulas have received an export permit from the Chinese authorities. These new export permits allow Valio to export its powdered infant formulas, manufactured at the Lapinlahti plant, and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula, made at the Turenki plant, to China. ...


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Huhtamaki appoints Charles Héaulmé as President and CEO


The planned CEO succession takes place as Jukka Moisio steps down after a long and successful tenure and Charles Héaulmé (52) takes the lead as the new President and CEO of Huhtamaki. The transition will take place on April 26, 2019, following the Annual General Meeting. "I want to thank Jukka ...


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Two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air


The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020. “We are starting test production in ...


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