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The smart food factory of the future

The resources we have at our disposal to feed the world are limited. How can new chip and digital technologies contribute to a society where everyone in the Netherlands has access to healthy and sustainably produced food..

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RedStar takes significant step in reducing plastic

08 February 2021

Tomato specialist RedStar has succeeded in further reducing the amount of plastic used for supermarket packaging. By expanding a special production line, even more tomatoes can now be packed: in thin plastic trays instea...

Structure plant protein matrices

08 February 2021

Taste perception is a complex interplay between several factors, from what your senses perceive and previous experiences. The expectation for meat substitutes is therefore high: consumers who decide to eat less meat want...

From fish waste to food

08 February 2021

The German Lipromar GmbH is an innovative initiative started in 2010. At this plant, the company extracts fish oil and protein for human consumption from fish heads, bones and trimmings. The product quality is high, clai...

Transparency about environmental impact

08 February 2021

Late last year, Azura Group became the first tomato producer and supermarket supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for all its operations; from the farm to the consumer's plate. In March 2021, this will also be visible t...

New technology recycles entire cardboard beverage containers

05 February 2021

Recon Polymers BV, a sustainable startup based in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, has introduced a new technological solution for recycling all components from cardboard beverage containers. The innovative method makes it p...

Students help horticulturists with circular future

02 February 2021

Students of De Haagse Hogeschool will start a project in February 2021 with an important mission: to realize a sustainable and circular future. The Knowledge Centre Mission Zero of De Haagse Hogeschool, the municipality ...

Poultry industry will face big challenges

02 February 2021

After the big disruption caused by Covid-19 in 2020, the poultry industry will face additional challenges in 2021, especially in 1H. Covid-19 will place ongoing pressure on foodservice and trade, and the consequent slow ...

KIDV and KVK launch Business Challenge Innovative Packaging

28 January 2021

The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) and the Chamber of Commerce (KVK) will launch the Business Challenge Innovative Packaging on 28 January 2021. Companies can submit a packaging challenge related to pac...

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...

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...

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...

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...