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Product information has become more transparent

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..

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‘Technically, (almost) everything is already possible’

10 June 2019 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...

‘Digital techniques play an increasingly larger part’

11 September 2018

Interview with Joost Blankestijn Digitally controlled food production enables innovations that were, until recently, unheard of: personalised food, vegetable protein with the bite of meat and new shapes, tastes and st...

‘Involve experts in the reformulation of your products'

12 June 2018

Food producers in the Netherlands need to make their products less salty, sweet and greasy. A lot less, in order to make Dutch people healthier. And that ‘need’ is not determined by law, but by themselves. The producers ...

“I’m arguing for large-scale waste stream efforts”

08 May 2018

We have to end the linear model in the meat supply chain, where everything is centred on efficiency and intensity. That is the opinion of WUR researcher Toine Timmermans. In his opinion, we should import less soya and ut...

Fred van de Velde: “There needs to be more plant-based protein”

09 April 2018

In order to provide all the people in the world with food in the future, it is necessary that they obtain a large portion of the proteins that they consume, from plant sources. Fred van Velde leads the research that NIZO...

Roland ten Klooster: Becoming more sustainable by taking small steps

05 March 2018

Roland ten Klooster is a packaging consultant and professor by special appointment of Packaging Design and Management. When he was studying industrial design in the 1980s, food packaging design in the Netherlands was a s...

Slow Food Youth Network puts food issues on the map

06 February 2018

If it is necessary, they will take a stand—but never without a well-founded message. Even though its founders are leaving the nest, professionalisation at the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) presses on. SFYN is a having i...

The fresh food store of 2025

11 December 2017

Do you have passion for your products and for your store? Do you know where your power lies, and do you acknowledge your weaknesses? Do you dare to change, do you want to keep learning? Are your products good and differe...