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‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

As Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, she already had the theme healthy food high on the agenda. Now that she is chairmen of the board of Foodvalley, Edith Schippers wants to increase the power of innovative, Dutch f..

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Robotic technology is here; sector hesitates

30 October 2020

If it were up to Erik Pekkeriet, human hands would make way for robots as much as possible in the production process. It can provide manufacturers with flexibility and leads to fresher and more sustainable food. Accor...

Benus: 'Bug breeding: an industry with lots of potential'

14 September 2020

Bug breeding for the food industry "will certainly grow", but there are still some bumps ahead: legislation, consumer acceptance and further automation. There is also a lack of knowledge sharing and cooperation in the ch...

Miranda Groot Zwaaftink: 'Conversion to natural refrigerants'

15 June 2020

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...

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...

New techniques help make industry more sustainable

09 March 2020

According to Elies Lemkes, food processing companies have a key position when it comes to making the chain more sustainable. This requires close cooperation with suppliers and customers, as well as the implementation of ...

"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 ...