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Tackling food waste with targeted measures

Despite the ambitions of companies in the food chain to reduce waste, practical implementation often lags behind. "Companies need more incentives to take action," says Sanne Stroosnijder from Wageningen University & ..

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Infrared Technology: The Future of Fruit Inspection

30 October 2023

In a world where technology and agriculture are increasingly intertwined, there's a groundbreaking development that's set to change the way we perceive fruit. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have re...

Fungi For Future Wins Lineage's Hackathon

22 September 2023

On September 21, Lineage, a leading business in cold chain logistics, announced the winner of their hackathon 'Tackling Food Waste for a Sustainable Future' held in Amsterdam. After two days of intensive collaboration an...

How packaging can prevent food waste

18 September 2023

The Dutch food industry plays a pivotal role in the pursuit of sustainability and innovation. Food waste has been a long-standing concern, with confusion surrounding expiration labels such as 'to be used by' (TGT) and 'b...

Reduced food waste in Dutch hospitality sector

12 September 2023

A recent report reveals that the hospitality sector in the Netherlands has wasted 9.2% less food compared to 2019. Despite this reduction, the wasted quantity still represents a staggering €647 million, an increase from ...

Waste-free week 2023 started

11 September 2023

From September 11th to 17th, the Waste-Free Week is taking place, organized by the foundation Together Against Food Waste. This week is dedicated to informing consumers about the importance of smart food storage to preve...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EU unveils action plan against food waste in Europe

05 July 2023

The European Union (EU) is launching a new initiative to drastically reduce food waste over the next 10 years. A draft law states that every EU country will be required to reduce total food waste in stores, restaurants a...

HelloFresh pleads for dynamic food labeling with TTI

05 July 2023

A new study conducted by HelloFresh shows that every second person throws away food worth an average of 20 euros once or twice a month. The research shows that consumers often throw away food because of the fear of getti...