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WUR: Food and agricultural systems should be reformed

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..

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Agricultural export stays on track

25 January 2021

The value of agricultural exports grew by an estimated 1 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, despite the corona crisis. Total merchandise exports fell by about 7 percent in 2020. This is reported by CBS and Wageningen Econ...

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...

Transition Time! A Circular Economy for Plastics

15 January 2021

The Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. An integral approach aimed at groundbreaking innovation and cooperation is necessary now. Primarily bec...

More research into the effects of microplastics

13 January 2021

On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda on microplastics and health was presented to Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management. Commissioned by the Ministry of I&W, ZonMw...

A Manufacturing Execution System, Easy as pie?

12 January 2021

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an information system for planning, monitoring and controlling production processes with a continuous character. It is the vertical, digital connection between the office and the...

Moving towards a low-plastic world

12 January 2021

As a pioneer in the packaging industry, MULTIVAC has been working for years to offer its customers alternative plastic-saving packaging options. There are plenty of opportunities to meet all plastic saving and recycling ...

DSM and TU Delft launch Artificial Intelligence Lab

12 January 2021

Royal DSM and TU Delft announced the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences (the Lab). This lab is the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to the entire fie...

Companies are asking massively for GS1 barcodes

12 January 2021

Dutch companies are eager for GS1 barcodes. In the past year, over 4,500 new companies have signed up with GS1 Netherlands, because they want a unique barcode on their products for (online) sales. GS1 Netherlands now has...

FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

08 January 2021

As of February 2021, FrieslandCampina will produce PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label, FrieslandCampina's Research & Development...

Consumers' Association: 'Consumers don't trust label'.

08 January 2021

Almost everyone is busy living a healthier life. Whether it's eating healthier (66%), losing weight (45%) or getting fitter (73%). Almost all Dutch people (91%) are interested in one or more of these themes, according to...

Finnish institute makes PEF from citrus peels

05 January 2021

The shift from fossil to renewable bio-plastics requires new efficient methods. The Finnish research institute VTT has developed a new technology to use pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peelings and s...

Azura Group: First tomato producer 100% CO₂-neutral

18 December 2020

At the end of 2020, the Azura Group, one of the market leaders in fruit and vegetable production, will become the first tomato producer and supermarket supplier to achieve CO₂ neutrality for all its activities, from the ...

MULTIVAC is one of the '50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders'

15 December 2020

For MULTIVAC, sustainability is an integral part of its business strategy. This has led to the appointment of one of the 50 model companies in the field of climate protection and energy efficiency. In this top 50, they a...

Limit in circularity for plastic packaging is 72%

11 December 2020

Scientists have determined the theoretical limit in circularity for plastic packaging. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research, Ghent University and the University of Twente have collaborated on this. They ...