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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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Reward score for farmers launched in France

07 August 2023

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty has launched a pilot of the "Remunera score," a new score that reflects the remuneration of agricultural producers on products. The pilot was set up for a five-year...

EU adopts new Sustainability Reporting Standards

02 August 2023

The European Commission has announced the adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), a comprehensive framework to guide large companies and listed entities, excluding micro-enterprises, in report...

Plea for balanced reporting on livestock farming

28 July 2023

More than 1,000 scientists are making a case against the one-sided and negative reporting on livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption. According to Professor Frédéric Leroy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, who ...

Sustainability industry under pressure after scrapping IKC

27 July 2023

FME, the interest association of technology companies in the Netherlands, has expressed concerns about the Dutch government's recent abolition of the European IKC scheme. This Indirect Cost Compensation (IKC) scheme comp...

Hessing and Groendus realize most sustainable factory in EU

21 July 2023

Hessing Supervers and Groendus have jointly achieved a milestone with Europe's most sustainable fresh produce factory. The new factory has 11,988 solar panels and is located in a grid-congested area, where returning elec...

Mondi invests in high barrier paper-based packaging

20 July 2023

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing €16 million in new technology to produce a new packaging range called FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate. This ultra-high barrier paper-based solution for food me...

Scientists create biodegradable food film

20 July 2023

A pioneering research group in São Paulo state, Brazil, has developed a solution to tackle the global plastic waste crisis while preserving food freshness. They have created a biodegradable film, derived from limonene fo...

Chicken reinvented: from waste to delicacy

19 July 2023

Flevo Campus and Low Food recently presented the results of the Low Food Lab Chicken 'Oranjehoen' project. This project investigated practical solutions for reducing food waste from chicken meat. The Dutch mainly eat chi...

Brussels obliges supermarkets to donate food

19 July 2023

The Brussels government approved on Thursday, July 13, a draft regulation, on the initiative of Minister of Welfare Alain Maron (Ecolo), that obliges Brussels supermarkets to donate their unsold food products. This aims ...

WUR's MAGNET contributes to fight against food waste

18 July 2023

The Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET), developed by Wageningen Economic Research, plays a crucial role in analyzing the effects of food waste in the EU. The food waste module allows researchers to model t...

Government presents roadmap for sustainable industry

14 July 2023

Minister Adriaansens of Economic Affairs and Climate has presented a roadmap and national program for making industry more sustainable on behalf of the Dutch government. The program, called the National Program for Makin...

Fairtrade gains in popularity: sales up 6%

14 July 2023

The choice of Fairtrade products is increasing among consumers, with a 6% increase in sales in the Dutch market by 2022. The increase was as high as 8% for Fairtrade food products. This growth has led to a higher Fairtra...

Unilever, Nestlé and WUR work toward 50% lower footprint of milk

12 July 2023

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is joining forces with Unilever's Ben & Jerry's, Cono Kaasmakers and Nestlé's Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods in a bold mission: a 50% lower carbon footprint of milk by 2030. The ne...

Nudging drives up sales of organic products by 21%

11 July 2023

New research results show that sales of organic produce increase by an average of 21% through in-store nudging interventions. In 11 supermarkets in North Brabant, nudging techniques were applied to three much sought-afte...

EU wants to ease rules on genetically modified plants

10 July 2023

On 5 July, the European Union unveiled a proposal for new regulations of new genomic techniques (NGTs) in plant breeding. These techniques offer highly precise and efficient methods for developing plant varieties that ex...