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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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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...

100th stakeholder for Together Against Food Waste

03 December 2021

The 100th organisation has joined the Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling (Together Against Food Waste) foundation as a stakeholder: Zwanenberg Food Group. This is an important milestone for the Dutch movement that aims to re...

Clean Label safeguards traditional meat taste

15 November 2021

How do you guarantee that meat products can be kept for long enough and remain tasty? That was the challenge Aarnink Vleeswaren faced. They chose Masterblends 'clean label' and are pleased with the natural, traditional m...