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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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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, ...

10 priorities to reduce food waste

24 November 2020

Together Against Food Waste calls for UN Food Systems Summit 2021 In order to halve food waste by 2030 - a United Nations sustainable development goal - major steps still need to be taken. Sometimes legislation or (Eu...

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

16 November 2020

As Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, she already had the theme healthy food high on the agenda. Now that she is chairmen of the board of Foodvalley, Edith Schippers wants to increase the power of innovative, Dutch f...

Breakfast shock 2040: Scarcity of coffee, tea, chocolate, etc.

10 November 2020

More than 75% of the Dutch cannot imagine life without a cup of coffee or tea. However, they should do so, because if we continue to produce and consume in the same way as we do now, that cup of coffee or tea at breakfas...

60% of world population worried about food safety

19 October 2020

Most of the world is worried they will be harmed by the food they eat every day (60 per cent). 51 per cent are concerned about the safety of water they drink. A conclusion of the first ever global study of worry and risk...

World Food Day presents online live show

14 October 2020

Friday 16 October is World Food Day, the day on which we take action worldwide to advocate sufficient, healthy and sustainable food for everyone. Corona shows once again how vulnerable food chains are: it is more urgent ...

Foodvalley Champions 2020 announced

14 October 2020

De Nieuwe Melkboer (The New Milkman), In Ovo and Grünten have been named Foodvalley Champions 2020. De Nieuwe Melkboer stood out in the Protein Shift category. In Ovo distinguished themselves within Circular AgriFood. Gr...

Changing the rules to prevent food waste

12 October 2020

Major steps still need to be taken to halve food waste by 2030, but legislation and regulations sometimes hinder this. When entrepreneurs want to make an effort to waste as little as possible and value residual flows opt...

The world food issue is a many-headed monster

12 October 2020

In 2050, there will be 10 billion people to feed. Even now, the food supply poses major environmental, climate and health challenges. Wageningen scientists from a wide range of disciplines, from agronomists and nutrition...