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Bio-refineries could reduce imports of environmentally harmful soy

Animal feed mixed with imported soy beans is a drain on the environment. A new report suggests that environment-friendly protein can be produced in bio-refineries.

Can salmon lice end up on your dinner plate?

Are there any parasites on the fish you buy in the store?

How sustainable is organic food?

Organic food seems like it should be good for the environment. But not all Norwegian researchers agree it is sustainable.

Can't agree on harmfulness of GMO maize

A Norwegian study suggested that GMO maize could potentially be harmful to the environment. But the study was dismissed by the European Food Safety Authority, who claimed the study was flawed.

Making retired hens into more than a refuse problem

In Norway over three million retired laying hens are gassed to death and end up as refuse - anually. A group of Norwegian scientists want to put the hens to better use.

Clearing the name of frozen veggies once and for all

More and more people are trying to eat locally grown foods. But especially in winter, local vegetables are most likely to be found in the supermarket’s freezer section.

Scientists are "teaching" plants to use insects as a natural defence

Rebreeding crops to attract and reward certain insects will boost their natural defences and cut the use of pesticides, suggest scientists.

Icelandic horses carry heavy burdens

Icelandic horses have high heart rates and lactic acid concentrations during competitions and tests, Swedish study shows. “This is an indication of insufficient basic exercising of the horses,”says a Norwegian expert.

Goby behaviour says much about sexual selection

One fish off the coast of central Norway has set a record for the number of female mates it had. And that’s not all.

Here comes the electric fishing boat

The world’s first electrically powered fishing boat will be presented this August in Trondheim, Norway. But more time and development is needed before it can run completely without diesel.

Making good sperm better

Why are boars in Norway more fertile than elsewhere?

An in-trawl camera for fish

A cod swims right past the camera. These images could make it easier to set fishing quotas.

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