A taste of organic Denmark

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Danish foodstuff eco-label 

The Danes have a long tradition for eco-labelling food. In 1989, Denmark became the first country in the world to introduce an eco-label for foodstuffs (Ø-mærket), which enjoys a high level of trust among the Danes. The Danish eco-label is seen as being stricter than the EU eco-label. Since 2011, Denmark has been the world leader in the consumption of eco-labelled foodstuffs, which enjoys a market share of 8%. 

The Danish restaurant eco-label

Restaurants dedicated to organic food are eco-labelled as 30-60%, 60-90% or 90-100% organic (‘Økologisk spisemærke’). The eco-label was introduced in 2009. 

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Food links

Further reading about food in Denmark (VisitDenmark Pinterest) 

Where to eat right now in Copenhagen (Eater.com heatmap 2013)

Roads & Kingdoms – one of the leading blogs on food and travel (2013 Gold winner for Best Travel Journalism Site by the Society of American Travel Writers) – visited Noma, Copenhagen.

The Great Chef Shuffle – article on the new names in top Danish restaurants 2013