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The world can be fed with only plant-based food

Sufficient plant proteins are produced in the world to feed todays world's population, says Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life at WUR. She investigates the protein transition, which includes a shift to a ..

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Mycorena and Tetra Pak open alternative protein plant

21 June 2022

Tetra Pak collaborates with Mycorena to build a greenfield production facility for fungi fermentation towards alternative protein-based food applications. The new plant, located in Falkenberg, Sweden, will produce a me...

WUR obtains Rubisco protein from tomato leaf

20 June 2022

Researchers from Wageningen are the first in the world to have succeeded in extracting the high-quality Rubisco protein from tomato leaf, an important residual flow in greenhouse horticulture. The method they used is sim...

A bit of insect in your pasta, why not?

17 June 2022

Insects are a good alternative to high-quality proteins. In the European SUSINCHAIN (Sustainable Insect Chain) project WUR researcher Teun Veldkamp explores the options for incorporating insects in animal feed and food d...

Young people eat less meat when they live on their own

07 June 2022

Certain life events may cause young adults (18-35 years) to eat less meat. Especially leaving the parental home to live on their own or with roommates can influence their meat consumption, according to them. This is due ...

Ojah launches vegetable pork tenderloin

07 June 2022

In Ochten, in the province of Gelderland, just a stone's throw from the Dutch Foodvalley, a dedicated effort has been made over the past three years to develop a vegetable 'pork tenderloin'. Sander Meeuws - Product De...

Meat substitutes from Dutch field beans

19 May 2022

Most producers of plant-based meat replacements use soy imported from South or North America as a source of protein. ME-AT the Alternative, a subsidiary of Vion, is the first company in the sector to opt for a local appr...

Week Without Meat & Dairy more impactful than ever

12 May 2022

1 in 5 Dutch people (19%) took part in the fifth edition of the National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022. This is the highest number of participants since the start of the annual campaign in 2018. New this year was th...

Protein transition: lack of focus on equity

10 May 2022

Protein transition is not just about eating less meat. It is also about equal distribution around the world. ‘Right now the focus on equitability is missing’, says Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life. Pyett...

GEA's first mobile test centre for New Food

01 May 2022

Do you want to generate proof-of-concept without investing in your own pilot plant? This is now possible with the complete, mobile and modular industrial test units from GEA. For testing various products in cultivation a...

ValuSect helps 18 SMEs with insect production

25 April 2022

The ValuSect consortium is glad to announce the attribution of €460.000 worth of services to 18 SMEs to boost their edible insect business. The selected SMEs will get help from our expert partners to develop their innova...

DP&S is 'Futureproof' in every respect

21 April 2022

Dutch Protein & Services (DP&S) is all set for the sustainable market of the future. The Dutch family business has been a reliable name in the food industry for more than 50 years, as a supplier of total solution...

Government sets aside 60 million euros for cultured meat and dairy

19 April 2022

The Dutch government has announced that it will reserve 60 million euros for education, research and upscaling in the field of cultured meat and dairy (cellular agriculture). The aim is to further develop the Dutch cultu...

UMC Utrecht does allergy tests with novel foods

19 April 2022

UMC Utrecht will coordinate an international study that will develop methods to assess the allergic potential of so-called "novel foods" (such as insect burgers). The food allergy research project is called 'Allergenicit...

EC rejects proposal to promote European plant-based food

15 April 2022

The European Commission (EC) is again allocating €38.1 million to the promotion of animal products under the scheme for information provision and promotion for agricultural products. The Green Protein Alliance (GPA) subm...

Price gap meat and meat substitutes is shrinking

12 April 2022

The price differences between animal and vegetable products are becoming smaller. Some vegetable products are even cheaper than their animal counterparts. This appears from research by Questionmark on behalf of ProVeg. I...