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Company News

Chr Hansen and Novozymes in Largest Ever Danish Merger

The merger of Novozymes and Chr. Hansen Holding, set for Q4 in 2023, will reportedly be the largest ever Danish merger. Bioscience supplier Chr. Hansen will join with Novozymes, the world’s largest provider of microbial technologies and enzymes, to “create a strong biosolutions group with a broad biological toolbox and a diversified portfolio across markets”. Novo Holdings, the largest shareholder in both companies, states that the transaction will create a global leader in biosolutions that would capitalize on attractive growth opportunities while serving societal needs. The combined group will benefit from an expanded global presence and shared ambition to provide answers to the biggest challenges facing society. According to the press release, the newly formed group will “be equipped to stand stronger in addressing global …


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Op Ed: Henrik Lund, CEO Naturli Foods

In the second instalment of our brand new Opinion section which will feature the views and insights of leaders and figures from across plant-based and cell-based industries; Henrik Lund, CEO of hugely popular Danish plant food producer Naturli Foods, talks about how we need to accelerate our green transition. Speeding up the green future Going shopping in a supermarket is becoming a nightmare for consumers. They can really feel the effects of war in Europe and high inflation when they have to pay at the checkout. I try to remind myself that a crisis always brings something good with it, even though it can be difficult to focus on that here and now. My guess is that the global crisis will push the taste for …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Denmark’s Largest Hotel Chain Scandic Denmark Collaborates With Planteslagterne For Green Menus

The sustainability movement in Denmark continues, as its largest hotel chain, Scandic Denmark, collaborates with organic plant-based brand Planteslagterne for more sustainability on the menu. Denmark is a global leader in sustainability and the first country in the world that gave plant-based a priority in an agricultural agreement. In order to accelerate sustainability performance at Denmark’s largest hotel chain, a new collaboration with plant-based food company Planteslagterne will supply the hotel restaurants with beet patties and other plant-based products. Green Entrepreneur of the Year Founded in 2018, Planteslagterne is established with a vision to create easy and exciting plant-based meals. The company received the Green Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2021 and offers a plant-based portfolio that is 100% organic and without additives, preservatives, …


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Food & Beverage

Luxury Seafood Brand Cavi-Art is Developing Seaweed-Based Shrimp

Luxury Seafood Brand Cavi·art®, producer of the best-selling vegan caviar in Europe, is working to expand its range of affordable gourmet seafood alternatives by creating a shrimp alternative made from seaweed. Out to revolutionise the shrimp category Jens Møller Products ApS, the company behind Cavi·art®, uses its long-term experience in working with seaweed to develop vegan alternatives to luxury seafood. Established in 1994 in Denmark, the family-owned company that is known for its vegan caviar, now seeks to revolutionize the shrimp category. The company’s flagship is the seaweed-based Cavi·Art® which it says is the “roe of the future”, which comes in several varieties including black, pink, and even Wasabi flavoured caviar. According to the Danish seafood innovator, Cavi·art® offers an environmentally conscious alternative to caviar, …


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Politics & Law

Landmark Political Agreement in Denmark: $90 Million Will Go To Farmers Who Produce Plant-Based Foods

For the first time in history, plant-based foods have been given priority in an agricultural agreement, with a large majority of Danish political parties behind it. The Danish Plant-Based Foods Association announces that an action plan must now be created to promote plant-based foods in Denmark. An incentive for green conversion of agriculture as part of the EU’s new greener agricultural subsidy will mean that 580 million DKK ($90M) will be available for at least five years to farmers who produce plant-based foods. A fund of DKK 75 million DKK (11.7 million USD) annually from 2022 to 2030 will help to support the plant-based transition of food. Danish consumers are a big part of the green transition Last year, 6 out of 10 Danes answered …


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Agriculture / Agribusiness

Fava to Play Key Role in the Protein Transition as Global Ingredient Provider Plans Fava Protein Factory

Meelunie, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, believes that fava will play a key role in the protein transition. According to the company, Fava beans, otherwise known as broad beans, will help meet the growing demand for plant-based proteins while addressing deforestation, inefficiencies in global agriculture and other climate-related challenges.


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Top Stories

Simple Feast Obtains $12M to Expand Vegan Delivery Service

A Danish startup has arrived onto the vegan scene with hopes of changing the delivery food game. Simple Feast delivers sustainable food in biodegradable boxes, and just announced the investment of $12 million in a funding round led by Balderton Capital in London, with 14W in New York and existing investors Sweet Capital and ByFounders also participating.