The Country of Happy Cows
Norway is located so far north that you might imagine it to be a very disagreeable climate for anyone apart from polar bears, but thanks to the Gulf Stream, Norway enjoys a climate which not only makes the country habitable but also makes it possible to cultivate the purest fresh produce with incredibly intense flavors.
Cold Climate = Healthier Food
Norway is characterized by fjords, mountains and regions of untouched nature. Norway is a very large country compared to its small population of 4.5 million. Only three percent of the land is cultivated. A pristine environment and stringent laws governing food production enables Norway to produce wholesome and healthy foods. This, together with Norway’s natural resources, has placed Norway in a most unique position able to embrace a sustainable and pure environment.
Norway’s cool climate and strict import regulations make it one of the best agricultural and farming regions in the world. Both animals and plants are less vulnerable to diseases and pests which ultimately results in a food chain that is not reliant upon chemicals and pesticides.
The Importance of Animal Well-Being
Norway traditionally supports good animal husbandry-small herds allow farmers to have closer contact with their animals. During the summer months, outdoor grazing is a matter of course and sheep, goats and cows roam freely in the pastures. The result is a contented and healthy livestock that cover the Norwegian landscape. An average farmer cares for 18 cows. Norwegian milk represents one of the freshest and purest milks in the world.