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GEOfood is the official label of local food and restaurants in a UNESCO Global Geopark. Only a recognized UNESCO Global Geopark can be allowed to use the GEOfood brand and criteria.To achieve the credit to call your product GEOfood you must be able to confirm that the food is produced inside a UNESCO Global Geopark, and you must be able to tell the story of the product and the geological area it is produced in. The membership must be requested to Magma Geopark, and each Geopark is responsible for the correct use and development of the brand in its area. Many UNESCO Global Geoparks have already asked to use the brand for their products and restaurants. GEOfood is a registered brand in the Norwegian National Register.
Magma Geopark has signed agreements with Grand Hotel in Egersund municipality which are keen on using the GEOfood criteria offering dishes made of raw material coming from the Geopark. At Grand hotel Egersund you can also enjoy high quality trout produced by our GEOfood partner Norsk Ørret AS. The aim is to raise awareness about geological heritage and the importance of geodiversity for the food production. To reduce the CO2 emissions for the food consumption is also an objective.
Through this project, Magma Geopark also wants to valorize local producers and products to strengthen the cooperation with each other and help create new job possibilities.