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Column Judith Witte: Richness of flavour

There I was, after an exciting hiking, climbing and scrambling trip in the Alps, enjoying a "Hausgemachte" spaghetti bolognese. It tasted different than at home. In fact, had I ever eaten this simple dish as good as I di..

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Column Pieter Vos: Functional, fast, easy

12 September 2022

Food, water and air are primary necessities of life; we cannot exist without them. But there is more to food than its functional aspect. We regularly celebrate its sensory, emotional and cultural components. Eating and d...

Column Jos Hugense: Down-to-earthness

12 September 2022

In recent months, there has been some hesitation in the abundant stream of euphoric reports about growth and even greater growth in the market for vegetarian and vegan products. McDonalds withdrew its vegetarian burger f...

Column Saskia Stender: 'I can't take it anymore'

12 September 2022

To be honest, summer is the most dangerous period of the year. In terms of staff, that is. I hear people around me getting burnt out more and more often. It may sound like a trendy word, but it's certainly food for thoug...

Judith Witte: The more I learn, the more I realise what I do not know

20 June 2022

I actually wanted to write about the nitrogen crisis here. Because the reduction of nitrogen will seriously hamper or delay construction, especially in regions with high emissions. To make sense of a difficult subject, I...

Column Pieter Vos: Selfish countries

20 June 2022

World crises like the Corona crisis and the war in Ukraine are exposing our weaknesses painfully in a short time. There are problems with gas and oil supplies. A huge wheat shortage is looming. Prices skyrocket and peopl...

Column Saskia Stender: Catching up vs. overkill

20 June 2022

In recent weeks, I have been hearing on the radio that people who normally attend all festivals now have to make choices. Because of all the lockdowns, it seems as if we need to catch up in the second quarter of this yea...

Column Judith Witte: Taking risks

16 May 2022

Just before Easter, my daughter left in the middle of the night for a 2-year postponed school trip '24 hours to Paris'. Early in the morning, I had the following whatsapp conversation with her: She: Mom, can I have Ki...

Column Pieter Vos: The price of food safety

16 May 2022

When it comes to ensuring our safety, drastic measures are often taken. Think of the lockdowns during the Corona crisis. Children who did not go to school, people who became lonely. Look at the radical measures taken dur...

Column Saskia Stender: Freedom of choice

16 May 2022

I wrote this column on 5 May, the Day of Freedom. The right to freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of choice. I want to talk about the latter. Take deep-frying fat, which has become scarce. The shelves are empty, ...

Column Judith Witte: Keep asking questions

11 April 2022

Do you feel like a fish in water at your workplace? I do. It feels good to be in your element somewhere. However, there is a pitfall: that you will slack off. And that is a bad thing, because the best ideas, including pr...

Column Pieter Vos: Incorrect vision in Lean Management?

11 April 2022

In product improvement, you add value to your product. You focus on what your customers consider really important. That is the exact thing you are going to realise. You improve and control, because you strive for perfect...

Column Saskia Stender: Innovation or invention

11 April 2022

Recently, the term 'innovation' has been used more and more often. It is becoming as meaningless a term as 'sustainable'. Which is also used excessively. And sometimes companies completely miss the mark, when I read abou...

Column Judith Witte: Isn't there a smarter way?

07 March 2022

It is paper collection day. Next to the paper containers in the neighbourhood are large boxes, each filled with pieces of shredded cardboard from yet more boxes. It is almost inevitable. Every day, vans drive through the...

Column Pieter Vos: Packaging is an opportunity

07 March 2022

Imagine if crisps, biscuits and rice were on the supermarket shelf without packaging? That you would have to put your steak, veggie schnitzel or piece of cod in your shopping bag without protective foil. No way. No matte...

Column Saskia Stender: We are very busy

07 March 2022

The theme of the March edition of the Voedingsindustrie trade magazine is packaging. You can keep writing about it. We focus on the future. As far as plastic reduction is concerned, the focus is set on 2025, but the pled...