A valuable and versatile raw material grows on Nordic golden fields

Rapeseed is utilised in a revolutionary way in the new nutritional ingredient called BlackGrain. The raw material grows on bright yellow fields that bring much-needed variety and biodiversity to Finnish agricultural landscapes. Avena’s Oilseed Specialist Fanni Heinonen describes the journey of BlackGrain’s raw material from seeds in the ground to a unique new ingredient for …
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This is how the authorisation procedure of novel foods goes in the EU

Novel food authorisation for consumers’ safety The approval process of novel foods was significantly smoothed in 2018. There is still, however, a lot of hearsay about the procedure being a tedious one — even people working in the food industry are still spreading the misconception. To prove that the process has changed, I’ll share how …
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Changing the world and uncovering the secrets of rapeseed

Working together with a dream team makes it possible Changing the world requires everyday actions from all of us. It might seem like a gigantic task, but when you break it into small steps, you’ll be surprised how much one person or a group can do to change the world. We want to believe that …
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Innovation in the food industry requires a strong understanding of food legislation: three tips for food innovators

The food industry faces big changes. Changing consumer trends, the need for sustainability and new business drive innovation. For innovators, food legislation, especially Novel Food regulation, can often seem like a nuisance. However, with the right information and a persistent mindset, you can tackle it with little stress. Rapeseed has untapped potential as a food …
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