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Mattila Bros engages in edible insect business

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The locally well-known meat processing company Mattila Bros expands its operations into the edible insect business. The company, based in Ylöjärvi, near Tampere, Finland, is renown for its quality processed meats. “The company has undertaken national distribution of novel insect-based foods and they are expected to be available for purchase in grocery shops before the […]

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Largest food-grade insect rearing facility in Europe to be founded in Loviisa, Finland

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The Finnish company Nordic Insect Economy Ltd. is a key participant and is responsible for delivering the production facility and dispatching the insect material to the food industry. The largest insect rearing facility in Europe is to be founded at the Strömfors Business Park in Loviisa, Finland, on the premises of the former Schneider Electric […]

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Suomi muuttaa tulkintaansa EU:n uuselintarvikeasetuksesta – hyönteisille pääsy Suomen elintarvikemarkkinoille

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Taustaa Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö tiedotti eilen, että Suomen tulkinta EU:n uuselintarvikeasetuksesta muuttuu. Taustalla on eräiden toisten EU:n jäsenvaltioiden tulkinta asetuksen sanamuodosta sekä ministeriön halu saattaa hyönteisala elintarvikevalvonnan piiriin. Käytännön toteutuksesta ja normiston muodostamisesta vastaa elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto Evira. Pohjolan Hyönteistalous Oy suhtautuu myönteisesti odotettuun muutokseen EU-asetustulkinnan muutos on ollut Pohjolan Hyönteistalous Oy:lle odotettu tapahtuma ja kiittelemme valtiovaltaa […]

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R&D Manager Kari Oinonen

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Kari is a passionate product development and research guy. He has long and wide experience of development at telecoms industry and in a startup of his own. Kari gets his kicks from making the world a better place with beautifully engineered concrete products for people’s daily use. He got his first touch in edible insects […]

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Interested in Insect Economy Business Prospects in Southeastern Finland? Workshop on 25th May.

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Information in Finnish. “Hyönteisala-aiheinen työpaja Kouvolassa 22.5. Kuusankoskitalolla. Aika: 22.5.2017 klo 8.30-12.00 Paikka: Kouvola, Kymenlaaksonkatu 1, Kuusankoskitalo, Kokoushuone Hirvelä Pyydämme vahvistamaan osallistumisenne 15.5.2017 ” http://www.kinno.fi/article/hyonteisalan-toimijaksi-kaakkois-suomeen-tyopaja-225

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Nordic Insect Economy Ltd in Helsingin Sanomat Newspaper

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The company and its Innovator-Founder Santtu Vekkeli were featured in Helsingin Sanomat. Article mentions: -Insects can be a sustainable part of future food systems -NIE Ltd has developed rearing systems that use the heat produced by insects for heating the premises -Future rules in the European Union will likely require the use of specialised machinery […]

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From pilot farms to production units

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Staff and collaborators here at Nordic Insect Economy have been working hard in North America, Asia and Europe to get our concept and products ready for large scale operations. Countless hours of optimization are paying off and we are finally starting to get there. The company is moving from pilot units to production size operations […]

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Finnish residents are open to eating insects

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Finland has a unique cluster of public research and private companies in the field of insect food. They have done an excellent job in promoting insect food and the opinions of local consumers here are very positive towards it! “Some 70 percent of 585 respondents to a new study conducted by the University of Turku […]

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NIE tackles the future challenges of expanding operations with a leadership boost

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Facing new challenges of expanding operations, NIE enhances its leadership structure, with Sami Vekkeli taking the helm as new CEO to allow for outgoing CEO Santtu Vekkeli to concentrate on his core areas of expertise, foreign operations, innovations, business opportunities and public and investor relations. Sami Vekkeli has 20 years of broad experience in sales, […]

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CEO Santtu Vekkeli at JCI European Conference 2016

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NIE Ltd CEO Santtu Vekkeli will be giving a speach at Green Business Forum which is part of JCI (Junior Chamber International) European Conference 2016 in Tampere, Finland. Book your tickets and come to hear NIE’s plans for future global insect economy. When and where Thursday 16.6.2016, 2—5 pm Sokos Hotel Torni, Room 7 Links […]

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