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Miranda Groot Zwaaftink: 'Conversion to natural refrigerants'

Where food is processed, a cooling installation is in use. Thanks to new techniques, the possibilities now extend far beyond just cooling and freezing. The transition to natural refrigerants is also contributing to the a..

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Jacob Schilstra: "Dare to be critical"

15 May 2020

If you want to know more about the state of food safety in the Netherlands and the world, you can't escape a conversation with Jacob Schilstra, director at Riskplaza and director of Business Development at KTBA.  ...

Think differently - otherwise you won't reach the younger generations.

06 April 2020

You could call Marko van de Plasse an inventor. He researches, tries, falls and stands up again, to continue experimenting and to find solutions. By doing so new processing and packaging methods are created, aimed at the...

Marijke Evers on the succession of Henny Swinkels

12 March 2020

As of 1 January Henny Swinkels is only ambassador of the veal group VanDrie Group. In Marijke Evers (29) he has a good successor. It is now up to this young and ambitious lady to lead the world's largest veal integrat...

"Choosing the right packaging is challenging"

10 February 2020

How can the food sector move towards less plastic and more recyclable and recycled packaging? There are no unambiguous answers, but there are opposing demands and interests and thus major dilemmas. We will discuss this w...

"Minister Schouten is committed to short food chain"

11 November 2019

In order to stimulate the sale of more regional products, Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality organises, among other things, a trade mission in her own country. Rudi Buis, senior spokesman for the M...

"Use qualities of tradition for transformation"

07 October 2019

By turning cooking and agriculture into a new nature, man has established a dominant position in the food chain, says scientist and philosopher Koert van Mensvoort. The food industry is also on its way to becoming a Next...

Product information has become more transparent

10 September 2019

Food products consist of ingredients that have a combined value. Nutritional value, of course, there is more. Such as the emotional value and CO2 value. For the creation of value, marketing and transparency, reliable pro...

‘Technically, (almost) everything is already possible’

10 June 2019

Prof.dr.ir Andy van den Dobbelsteen has been professor of Climate Design & Sustainability at TU Delft for 10 years now. The Climate Design & Sustainability chair is close to the technical side of engineering. His...

‘Stop misleading consumers!’

07 May 2019

IJsbrand Velzeboer is a food technologist and owner of Scienta nova, an independent consultancy firm that deals with the most diverse topics within the food industry. Core tasks: advice, training, shelf life extension an...

Labour productivity rising

09 April 2019

'An increased deployment of robots and data technology makes the food industry safer, more attractive, and more competitive', says the ING report 'Foodtech: Technology in the food industry'. Ceel Elemans, Sector Banker F...

Game changer is looking for supporters

09 April 2019

In November, he won the 'Purpose Award 2018': Remco Kok, CEO of Campofrio-Benelux, started a revolution at Stegeman and Imperial Meat Products. His goal: a fifty percent reduction of the amount of meat in their products ...

Packaging is a special thing

05 March 2019

The role of the Knowledge Institute of Sustainable Packaging has changed. It is increasingly becoming a partner in business, a logical consequence of the social pressure that has arisen with respect to packaging. Directo...

"Circular business practices are possible"

04 February 2019

"After the initial growth phase, it is time that the circular economy grows up and is rolled out on a larger scale”, says Jan Jonker, Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship. "We are on a train but have to work hard to...

'Your new employer is a robot'

13 November 2018

It's still hard to imagine, but in about ten to fifteen years, many people will be largely replaced by robots and artificial intelligence in many organisations. "That is good news! Provided that we take on the developmen...

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...