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EU bans greenwashing and boosts product guarantees

The EU Parliament has struck a provisional agreement on updated rules aimed at eliminating misleading advertisements and supplying consumers with improved information on product longevity. This understanding seeks to ..

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ZERO Food Waste Challenge van HAS green academy

05 September 2023

De Verspillingsvrije Week (11 t/m 17 september 2023) markeert de start van de landelijke ZERO Food Waste Challenge, georganiseerd door HAS green academy in Den Bosch. De challenge heeft als doel hbo-studenten te sensibil...

Belgian citric acid squeezed by China

05 September 2023

In Tienen, Belgium, sugar molasses, a by-product of sugar beet production, is fermented into citric acid. This acid is used in a variety of products such as shampoo, yogurt, soda, and dishwasher tablets. Belgium is uniqu...

Influence processing on digestibility of plant proteins

04 September 2023

Ruth Boachie's recent dissertation dives deep into the world of plant proteins, particularly the effects of processing conditions such as thermal treatments and their interaction with other food components. As the core o...

100 impact makers in agrifood 2023

01 September 2023

For the seventh time, Food100 has announced the most influential people in the Dutch food sector. These 100 people are pushing for a more sustainable and equitable food system in the Netherlands to address climate and fo...

FNLI: Climate deal threatens sustainability of food sector

25 August 2023

The recently announced increases in the energy tax on gas and the proposed levies from the additional climate package threaten to hamper the sustainability efforts of food manufacturers. FNLI calls on the outgoing cabine...

WUR: Strip cropping demands flexibility from food processors

24 August 2023

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has published revealing findings after studying three wheat harvests produced from strip cropping. It turns out that while strip-grown wheat is not inferior to commercial varieties...

Combilo starts large-scale refining of vegetable residual streams

24 August 2023

Fruit and vegetable trading company Combilo has taken an important step in the fight against food waste. Thanks to a voucher from Samen Tegen Voedselverswilling (Together Against Food Waste), the company is investigating...

Are eco-labels the key to sustainable meat consumption?

22 August 2023

In today's ever-evolving market, NGOs and companies have been spotlighting the environmental attributes of products to empower consumers. However, the lack of a standardized method often creates confusion. Recent researc...

Ten corporate caterers go plant-based

21 August 2023

Ten leading corporate caterers have announced plans to expand their range of plant-based products, in partnership with the Wakker Dier campaign. By 2030, the goal is that at caterers such as Appèl, Markies Catering and V...

COV launches monitor food waste in meat sector

17 August 2023

A new initiative was launched at the end of July: the periodic monitoring of food waste within the meat sector, a collaboration between COV, WUR and the Foundation Together Against Food Waste (STV). The previous survey o...

LTO calls for sustainable transition agricultural sector

14 August 2023

In the run-up to the Dutch parliamentary elections on November 22, 2023, LTO has made a specific request to political parties. They demand an election program that encourages and supports the agricultural sector in their...

Double threat to fish stocks

09 August 2023

The North Atlantic is undergoing extreme heat waves, with water temperatures similar to those of a hot tub. This warming could threaten fish stocks worldwide, especially if the announced El Niño season causes similar eff...

Nordic countries unveil bold new dietary guidelines

08 August 2023

Recently, the Nordic Council of Ministers proudly unveiled the latest edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) – a groundbreaking guideline that champions a harmonious balance between individual health and p...

Climate neutrality in the food sector: all hands on deck

08 August 2023

Food companies play a crucial role in achieving Dutch climate goals. According to the FNLI, climate and energy are the biggest challenges. Green power alone is insufficient to achieve climate neutrality.  Besides...

88% of all packaging recycled and reused

08 August 2023

The Netherlands is once again proving its commitment to sustainability, with a remarkable increase in recycled and reused packaging from 80% in 2021 to 88% in 2022, according to the latest report from the Dutch Waste Fun...