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Sweden | 15 January 2019
Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn

Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warn...

Sweden | 25 May 2018
Swedish sheep breaches royal protocol

The Swedish army has re-raised a regiment on the island of Gotland to counter any Russia threat from across the Baltic Sea, but during the official ceremony, its new sheep mascot stole the show by int...

Sweden | 16 January 2018
Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon. Called the World Food Building, the project is...

Sweden | 4 November 2016
Swedish dairy ‘first’ to switch to new Tetra Pak carton bottle

Swedish dairy Skånemejerier has become the first company to use Tetra Pak’s new Tetra Top 330 Mini Nallo carton bottle for its range of chilled drinking yogurt. With a V-shaped panel on one corner,...

Sweden | 31 October 2016
Swedes re-invent on-farm slaughter

Swedish company Hälsingestintan has come up with a novel idea to improve beef animal welfare and meat quality – mobile abattoirs that visit the animals' home farm, entirely removing any live transport...

Sweden | 22 September 2015
Swedish dairy farmers join protest in Stockholm

Hundreds of Swedish dairy farmers travelled more than 1,000 kilometres – some in their tractors – to stage a protest outside Stockholm's parliament building on Monday. More than 167,000 people sign...

Sweden | 23 October 2014
Swedish farmers contracted swine flu

A human strain of the swine flu virus normally only found in pigs was discovered in Sweden earlier this year, the country's Public Health Agency has revealed. It is the first time that the virus is...

Sweden | 20 May 2014
Sweden sees scope of joint ventures in agriculture with Pakistan

Expressing interest in enhancing business ties with Pakistan in agriculture, Special Adviser to Swedish Minister for Trade Jonas Hafstrom has said there is a lot of scope for initiating and implementi...

Sweden | 8 May 2014
Swedish farming practices in focus at Glendale

Members of Glendale Agricultural Society’s Children’s Countryside Day committee have visited Sweden to learn how the Scandinavian countries educates its young people about farming. The trip was hea...

Sweden | 2 April 2014
Eat less meat and dairy to dodge climate disaster, urges study

Avoiding the most devastating impacts of climate change may be impossible unless global consumption of meat and dairy products is drastically cut, a new study has warned. Its publication coincides ...

Sweden | 8 May 2013
Busting the myths about GMOs in agriculture

Special report: We know enough to distinguish between high-risk and low-risk genetic modifications, and it is now time to apply that knowledge in practice, researchers say It is now four decades si...

Sweden | 23 April 2013
The Swedish take on Aussie dairy farming

From the lush green rolling hills of Sweden to the dry flats of South Australia's mid north plains - you couldn't have imagined a bigger change in scenery. That's what 25 year old Dan Ekman has cho...

Sweden | 14 November 2012
Swedish dairy farmers in tractor blockade threat

Dairy farmers in Sweden are threatening use their tractors to block all dairies in the country if the price of milk does not increase. An agricultural turmoil is bubbling up in Sweden. During the l...

Sweden | 30 July 2012
Danish pork recalled in Sweden for salmonella

Food giant Axfood AB has been forced to recall two tonnes of pork, following test samples showing salmonella bacteria present in the meat. The Local reports the pork has been sold all over Sweden, ...

Sweden | 27 March 2011
Swedes eat more meat

As meat prices continue to fall, Swedes are taking the chance to eat more and more, new figures published...

Sweden | 6 February 2011
Newcastle Disease found on layer farm in Sweden

On the Swedish island Gotland, Newcastle disease (NCD) has been detected on a layer farm.

Sweden | 3 December 2010
Sweden intends $300 mn investment in Pakistan

The Swedish government intends to have investment of dollars 300 million in Pakistan. This was stated by the Swedish Trade Minister, Ms. Ewa Bjorling, on Wednesday, says an official statement.

Sweden | 28 November 2010
Organic farming way behind schedule in Sweden

Sweden’s government had ambitious goals for organic farming in the country. But to persuade farmers to switch to organic methods are harder than expected, according to a new report by Swedish Bo...

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