Local EAT Award 2016
These are the regional winners of Local EAT Award 2016
Published May 26, 2016
These are the regional winners of Local EAT Award in Norway and Sweden – five in each country. Among these 10 we will chose the winner of Local EAT Award 2016. The award aims to discover Scandinavia’s new food entrepreneur, an innovator who has developed a novel solution at the food-health-sustainability nexus. We are looking for innovations within a range of domains, from new farming methods, to food waste management, to innovative production technology and alternative commodities. The winner will receive a prize of NOK 100 000!
NORWEGIAN REGIONAL WINNERS
Han Sylte AS
Han Sylte AS produces carrot marmalade using carrots that do not make the grade for sale due to looks and which would otherwise not be for human consumption. Carrot tops – traditionally an unused resource – are used to produce a highly sought after pesto. Han Sylte AS’ business concept is to utilise food resources and limit food waste, which is a positive contribution to the battle against climate change.
The winner in Central Norway, Myldregard AS, is a start up company that plans to import edible insect products to Norway. In the long term, the intention is to farm insects locally. Myldregard demonstrates that it is possible to develop innovative approaches to resources that are currently unused.
Norsk Gjenvinning applied on behalf of their project to establish a drying plant for food waste outside of Bergen. The drying plant is an alternative to burning food waste and makes it efficient to ship surplus products to facilities in Eastern Norway for the production of bio gas. If this project succeeds, it may help to change the way food waste is handled along the entire Norwegian coast.
Skjærgaarden Gartneri, which is based in Åsgårdstrand, has won on the basis of its innovative agricultural method. The method involves increasing the volume of organic matter in soil, which stimulates photosynthesis and helps to store CO2.
The regional winner in Eastern Norway is IntoLife, who applied on the back of their climate calculator. The climate calculator is a solution for major kitchens that helps to make menus more sustainable, reduce food waste by up to half and improve profitability.
SWEDISH REGIONAL WINNERS
Northern Sweden (Region Nord):
Umeå Taste Festival
Umeå Taste Festival offers tasty, sustainable food and drink to residents of Umeå while also raising awareness of what people each and the foods we rely on. Through their festival, they have also successfully generated a gathering point in Umeå for these issues that not only brings in food producers, restaurants and politicians – but also the general public.
Mid Sweden (Region Mitt):
UpSource has developed a mobile application that makes it possible for grocery retailers to market their food products at discounted prices in the event of, for example, short best before dates. This means that less food is through away, stores are able to sell their goods, and not least that we as consumers are able to buy good products for lower prices.
East Sweden (Region Öst):
QualiFare Consulting AB.
QualiFare Consulting AB has developed Mealtime Optimisation, which in a simple but ingenious manner connects absence management systems in schools to the school canteen, ensuring that the right number of meals is prepared. The result is a reduction in food waste.
West Sweden (Region Väst):
Foodit Kostsystem AB.
Foodit Kostsystem have developed a system for planning menus on behalf of restaurants and major kitchens. The aim is to simplify food planning and to help ensure that food that is cooked is as sustainable and healthy as possible.
South Sweden (Region Syd):
Happy Onion Farm.
Happy Onion Farm is an urban growers’ cooperative that wants to make Malmö greener while also providing residents with the opportunity to eat locally grown, sustainable vegetables. They are inspiring others to begin growing their own vegetables, while helping to save the environment.