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9 startups are ready to rock the food industry

Nine pioneering companies from Mexico, Chile, India, and across Europe comprise the sixth cohort of the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups. This latest round of the accelerator program..

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UNEP publishes first Food Waste Index Report

15 March 2021

If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste also burdens waste management systems, exacerbates food insecurity, making it a major contributor to the...

Circular Food Center works on closed-loop chops

15 March 2021

The closed-loop chop or the waste-free egg: two examples of circular chain concepts on which a cluster of companies, governments, research institutions and social organizations will work within the Circular Food Center. ...

Taste Academy gives impulse to regional food sector

12 March 2021

The Taste Academy Achterhoek is committed to sustainable, regional and healthy food. With support from the province of Gelderland, the Taste Academy is introducing students to the Achterhoek food sector. The goal is more...

Voucher scheme for innovations against food waste

08 March 2021

Companies that want to work with innovations for a circular food chain can make use of the voucher scheme of Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling (Together Against Food Waste). The scheme stimulates companies to prevent food w...

Micro-organisms convert organic waste into fatty acids

22 February 2021

From peanut butter and chocolate to shampoo and detergent: many products contain fatty acids and oils. Usually these are produced from non-sustainable sources such as fossil fuels or palm oil. In a new public-private pro...

ISO launches proposal for new committee on food waste

09 February 2021

Denmark has submitted a proposal to ISO for a new committee to work on reducing food waste. The goal is to provide organizations with a tool to demonstrate the reduction of food waste in an unambiguous and systematic way...

From fish waste to food

08 February 2021

The German Lipromar GmbH is an innovative initiative started in 2010. At this plant, the company extracts fish oil and protein for human consumption from fish heads, bones and trimmings. The product quality is high, clai...

Students help horticulturists with circular future

02 February 2021

Students of De Haagse Hogeschool will start a project in February 2021 with an important mission: to realize a sustainable and circular future. The Knowledge Centre Mission Zero of De Haagse Hogeschool, the municipality ...

Adding value to food waste streams

27 January 2021

The World Bank predicts that global waste production will increase by more than 70% to 3.4 billion tons by 2050. According to the Circularity Gap Report 2020, only 8.6% of this will be returned to the economy. Reducing w...

WUR: Food and agricultural systems should be reformed

25 January 2021

Problems with food and agricultural systems have been widespread and severe since long before COVID-19 appeared. Not only is 8% of the world's population undernourished; an increasing number is overweight. The environmen...

Earning capacity by more sustainable food production

25 January 2021

A broad coalition wants to contribute to a more-sustainable global food system, while simultaneously increasing the Netherlands earning capacity in an environmentally-sustainable way with FoodSwitch: a food-chain acceler...

A sweet world without waste with banana sweetener

21 January 2021

Fooditive BV and Frutco AG enter into a partnership to bring the Fooditive® banana sweetener line to Europe. The banana sweetener line is a continuous fermentation plant that processes by-products from banana proces...

Shelf life indicator 'Keep-it' combats food waste

19 January 2021

Research by meal box supplier HelloFresh shows that one in five Dutch people will have wasted more food in 2020 than in previous years, because they often do not know how food can best be stored. Together with the Wageni...

Circular Food Center: world example in tackling food waste

18 January 2021

In 2021 a European knowledge and meeting center in the field of food waste will open in the municipality of Meierijstad: the Circular Food Center. Initiators Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling (Together Against Food Waste Fo...

The love-hate relationship between consumer and packaging

10 December 2020

Consumers are confronted with packaging on a daily basis, such as the plastic wrapping around the sweet bell pepper, the cardboard milk carton or the glass jar containing peas. Consumers want more sustainable packaging, ...