The most expensive butter in the world is ten times more expensive than Icelandic butter. And the Icelandic butter is equally good or better. How can this be? Continue reading The Icelandic Butter Dilemma
Is Icelandic agriculture carbon neutral? Since 1990, the climate change countermeasures of Icelandic agriculture is 730.000 tons. The release is 616.000 tons.. Could you claim that all Icelandic agricultural products are zero-carbon delicatessen? Continue reading Is Icelandic agriculture carbon neutral?
Iceland is widely known as a model country when it comes to gender equality. The first Equality Act was enacted in 1976, the country scores high in international audits on gender equality and the government has set gender equality at the forefront of its foreign policy. Iceland is one of the countries that has set gender balance rules for corporate boards. Icelandic farmers have also … Continue reading Does gender matter in food and management?
The Icelandic government signed the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992. Part of the Icelandic nature that falls under its framework are the unique heritage domestic animal breed that came to the country with settlers more than a thousand years ago; the goat, the cows, the sheep, the leader sheep and the Icelandic horse. Unique and sensitive strains It is internationally recognized that … Continue reading Let’s try to prevent irreversible man-made natural disaster
In the year 2004 a group of twelve Nordic chefs signed a manifesto that summarised in ten bullet points the essence of the new Nordic kitchen; purity, seasonality, ethics, health, sustainability and quality. The New Nordic Food manifesto was a turning point for Nordic cooking and food culture with its focus on new and fresh approach to traditional raw materials and food, ethical production philosophy … Continue reading How twelve chefs changed the world
As a part of an international trend, an alcohol prohibition was implemented in Iceland in 1915, after an overwhelming support to the ban in a referendum in 1908. 73% of voters shoved up for the referendum and 60,1% of them said yes to the ban. To put it into perspective, the famous prohibition in the United States started three years later in 1920. It lasted … Continue reading The weird story of why beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989?