Can Norway make money from a tiny crustacean?
The ocean contains endless untapped food resources, such as seaweed, kelp, algae and krill. But it costs time and money to turn them into useful products. One company has now succeeded in exporting several thousand tonnes of krill for animal feed and nutritional supplements.
Kelp products could surround us in the future - but how sustainable will the industry be?
OPINION: A large upscale of the kelp industry is probably around the corner in Norwegian coastal waters. In order to conduct kelp farming in an ecologically and economically sustainable way, it is crucial to understand how the ecosystems work.
Does the consumer take food for granted?
In my career as a researcher and head of food research I have been met with quizzical looks many times. Is it possible to research food? Most people see the need to understand more about nutrition and the body’s need for nutrients. But what else could there be to research?