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Dutch eat most meat substitutes of Europe

New data from market research agency Nielsen shows that the Dutch eat the most meat substitutes of all Europeans and that the consumption of vegetable alternatives is growing at a record pace throughout Europe. The repor..

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Yellow mealworm approved for human consumption

10 May 2021

On 3 May, the 27 EU countries gave the green light to a European Commission proposal to authorise the yellow mealworm on the food market for human consumption. This novel food is intended to be used as a whole, dried ins...

New Green Deal wants more plant-based proteins on our plates

04 May 2021

Together with 65 partners, the Flemish Minister for the Environment kicked off the 'Green Deal Protein Shift on our Plate'. The aim is to improve the ratio of animal to vegetable proteins in the dietary pattern. Our e...

Poster potato, fruit and vegetables

04 May 2021

For years we have been distributing the poster VLEES (MEAT) and the poster VIS (FISH) through the trade journal Voedingsindustrie. Last year we were regularly asked if we could make an extra poster, as several companies ...

Alpro inspires to help save the planet through food

22 April 2021

On Earth Day (22 April 2021), Alpro will launch its new "Help the planet while you eat" campaign. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to choose vegetable products more often, because this is good for them a...

JBS S.A. acquires European company Vivera

20 April 2021

JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer, has entered into an agreement to purchase Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based food company, for an enterprise value of €341 million. Viver...

More protein choice in product development

12 April 2021

The popularity of plant proteins increases. The demand for meat replacers is growing, and also other products like dairy or sport drinks are more often produced plant-based. Yoghurt based on soy, a shake from peas and al...

ME-AT focuses on home-grown plant-based proteins

06 April 2021

Vegetable meat replacements have a sustainable image. But the ingredients, such as soya, often come from outside Europe. This can also be done differently. ME-AT, Herba Ingredients, Agrifirm and ZLTO are working together...

The contamination risks of plant-based ingredients

30 March 2021

The market for plant-based ingredients and dairy alternatives is growing at a fast pace. But little is known about the potential microbial contamination risks of plant-based proteins, compared to more familiar dairy prod...

Plant-based food sector grows by 49% in 2 years

19 March 2021

Over the last few years, supermarkets and discounters in Europe have been offering more and more plant-based options. From meat alternatives to plant-based milk, supermarkets and discounters continue to increase their sh...

National Week Without Meat 2021 has started

08 March 2021

From 8 to 14 March, the fourth edition of the National Week Without Meat will take place in the Netherlands. Since the first edition in March 2018, this sustainability campaign has become an annual initiative. During Nat...

Garden Gourmet CO₂-neutral in 2022

08 March 2021

Nestlé's Garden Gourmet is accelerating its approach to climate change and announces it will reach the CO₂-neutral goal by 2022. Garden Gourmet is achieving its goal through years of action throughout the chain from farm...

ProVeg: consumers want more plant-based, politics lag behind

02 March 2021

With the upcoming Dutch elections all political parties have their election programs ready again. For ProVeg the perfect moment to clarify that the plans of our government could be a bit more ambitious. Because, as resea...

Corona creates divide in food sector

17 February 2021

The corona crisis is having a major impact on the food sector, according to ABN AMRO's Food Sector Forecasts 2021/2022. A dichotomy is visible within the sector between entrepreneurs who are benefiting from the social ch...

Plantbased: A 'sexy' market area, full of innovations

08 February 2021

Producers of plant-based meat replacements have the wind in their sails. Consumer demand is growing, research at universities and R&D departments is yielding new techniques and products, and the government is stimula...

The national protein strategy

08 February 2021

In 2018, the European Commission asked all member states to shape a national protein strategy to become less dependent on import flows as a European Union. In December, the Dutch version, the National Protein Strategy (N...