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Siggi and his Icelandic Skyr - 28.9.2015

Mark Astley at the Dairy Reporter wrote an interesting article recently about Skyr, the Icelandic national food. Interesting to say the least and sheds a light on different types of the low fat, high protein content snack foods readily available in US stores.

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CETMAR and Matís set the pathway for an alliance to lead seafood innovation - 14.9.2015

Matís CEO Sveinn Margeirsson met last week with CETMAR Foundation management in Vigo. Both centres have worked together in several European research projects, as EcoFishMan, Mareframe, or PrimeFish. This meeting has helped them to establish ways of collaboration with the Galicia marine sector, to find common fields of interest and to build the foundations of future common projects.

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Utilization of Northern Cereals - Training offered to companies - 8.9.2015

A new project will study the utilization of northern cereals. The project is supported by the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme for 3 years. Participants are from Iceland (Matis and the Agricultural University), North-Norway (NIBIO), Faroe Islands (Agricultural Centre), Orkney (University of Highlands and Islands) and Canada (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador).

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Guðjón Þorkelsson appointed professor at University of Iceland's Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition - 4.9.2015

Mr. Guðjón Þorkelsson, an employee of Matís, was recently appointed professor at HÍ (University of Iceland). Since 1978 Guðjón has lectured at the University. He studied biology at HÍ where he graduated in 1977, after graduation he went to University of Leeds, England, where he studied food science and attained M.Sc. degree. In addition, Guðjón is a member of the managing board of HÍ´s School of Health Sciences.

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Vörur frá Villimey

Bioactivity in products from Villimey - 1.9.2015

Villimey slf produces certified organic products made with wild Icelandic herbs that grow in the untainted nature of the West Fjords of Iceland. The Villimey products were launched commercially in August 2005, a production that has grown year by year ever since. The products have been well received in Iceland and their reputation abroad continues to grow.

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