Bioeconomy provides consumers with increasingly safe, environmentally friendly and healthy food. The food industry’s leftover raw materials that are unfit for human consumption are used as raw materials not only in feedstuffs and fertiliser products but also in biofuels and other products. Nutrient recycling creates new business. Synthetic additives are being replaced with natural substances. For example, xylitol chewing gum, yoghurt containing lactic acid bacteria and plant sterol enriched margarine spreads are all part of bioeconomy.

Related links

The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy

Further information

Birgitta Vainio-Mattila, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Department, Unit for Markets Telephone:0295162346   Email Address: