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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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Making all meat sustainable

10 February 2015

Livestock farming and meat production in The Netherlands must stay on the path to greater sustainability. It is an objective that has wide support in the industry, but it is also an ambitious one, and one that cannot be ...

Interview Jos Havekotte, Innovatiemanager VION

18 November 2014

Jos Havekotte is passionate about food, especially fresh food, and people. “Food equals emotion. By adding a story to that, you create an experience.” As Innovation Manager at Vion, he is a ‘linchpin of the organisation’...

Less bread in the bin!

14 October 2014

Ten captains of industry have been specially invited to submit a food waste issue for the Stop food Waste Symposium (6 November in Amsterdam); ten conceptual thinkers will consider the issues and devise solutions to them...

A new ‘FrieslandCampina feeling’

10 June 2014

Last year Geke Naaktgeboren, director of quality assurance & safety at FrieslandCampina, won the Quality Manager in Food 2013 award. According to the judging panel, she has “succeeded in significantly improving the q...

'Let's connect to change education'

13 May 2014

Headed up by Professor Evert-Jan Ulrich, the Innovation and Development chair at HAS University of Applied Sciences is focusing on new approaches to education and innovative entrepreneurialism. Evert-Jan was inaugurated ...

Wake-up call!

15 April 2014

The European Union appears largely self-sufficient in basic foodstuffs. Therefore, the food security of the EU seems assured. However, appearances can be deceptive: the EU is relatively poor in terms of raw materials for...

Visually impaired consumers

03 January 2014

Visually impaired people have a hard time shopping independently. MEP Ádám Kósa is striving to make information on food labels accessible to this growing group of people. There are around 30 million blind and visually...

EP: A tougher stance on food fraud

02 January 2014

Recent cases of food fraud, such as the horsemeat scandal, show that  the EU needs to review the operation of the food chain, carry out better  inspections and tighten the rules on labelling. This is the stance  taken by...