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How Holie Conquered the Dutch Cereal Market

In just over five years, the do-good brand Holie grew from an attic startup to the second-largest breakfast cereal brand in the Netherlands, with a turnover that doubled for the second year in a row, reaching eight milli..

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Together Against Food Waste, wins Impact Award 2022

14 June 2022

On Friday 10 June 2022, the WUR Impact Award was presented for the first time, to the team of researchers within WUR that has achieved impact with their research by using knowledge and research results in practice. Jury ...

Too Good To Go saves 5 million meals in 2021

09 June 2022

Recently Too Good To Go published its second annual Impact Report. Worldwide 52 million meals were saved through the Too Good To Go-app. The success in the Netherlands is remarkable. The company managed to save 5,234,897...

WWF: 'Europe should produce less food'

24 May 2022

The EU imports vastly more food than it exports and our food consumption has a detrimental impact on the planet – but there is appetite for change. Despite being the world's largest exporter of agri-food products in e...

Wasabi Kroket wins MBO Challenge Food waste 2022

25 April 2022

On Thursday 21 April 2022, the winner of the MBO Challenge Food Waste was announced. The jury unanimously chose the Wasabi Croquette, made by the students MBO nutrition & skill of the Lentiz LIFE College. The client ...

Food waste reduced significantly in supermarkets

14 March 2022

On average, 98.4% of all food, including beverages, offered by supermarkets in the Netherlands in 2020 was sold. 1.6% of the food, expressed in kilograms, did not reach consumers. This means that the amount of food waste...

Date marking related visual cues can reduce food waste

14 March 2022

A recent study from Wageningen University & Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, in collaboration with the Dutch Nutrition Centre, the Foundation Food Waste Free United and Too Good To G...

Food waste decreases by 8% in 2019

09 March 2022

The total amount of food waste in the entire Dutch food chain decreased in 2019 by about 8% compared to 2018. This is a significant decrease for the first time compared to previous years. In 2019, the total amount of foo...

IJsbrand Velzeboer: Lies on my plate

07 March 2022

Food technologist IJsbrand Velzeboer (69) is fed up with the abuses and deception in the food sector. In his new book 'Lies on my plate', he takes a critical look at the entire sector: producer, retailer, legislator and ...

Does sustainable packaging exist?

07 March 2022

Plastic is lightweight, has good protective properties and is therefore a widely used material for packaging in the food industry. Unfortunately, current plastic packaging is far from circular. Packaging that causes the ...

Bakery Sweets Center makes bread spread from returned bread

22 February 2022

Every year, a lot of bread is returned. We are talking about thousands of tonnes of product. The bread is reprocessed for the cattle feed industry. But how nice would it be if the bread that was fresh on the shelves yest...

Upcycling spent grain is promising

14 February 2022

Upcycling Brewers spent grains for food is very promising, is the conclusion of the event 'Brewer's spent grain: moving forward!'. In order to make the upcycling of this enormous worldwide waste stream possible and to co...

To measure = to know = pure profit

07 February 2022

Until 4 March 2022, student teams are working on food waste issues of companies and organisations. They think about innovations that contribute to the prevention of food wastage.  The MBO Challenge Food Waste 202...

Spoilage processes in food reviewed with new tool

26 January 2022

A new DNA-based analysis technique finds spoilage organisms in food that are not picked up by traditional analysis techniques. This new technique is an important additional tool that provides more insight into deteriorat...

Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling voucher scheme 2022

21 January 2022

To stimulate innovations for a circular food chain, Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling (Together Against Food Waste) will also open its voucher scheme in 2022. Entrepreneurs and organisations with a good idea for preventing ...

Confectionery industry to monitor food wastage

17 January 2022

Together with the foundation Together against food waste, Wageningen University, the Ministry of Agriculture, VBZ and a number of members, a pilot project is being conducted to develop a tool to monitor food wastage that...