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Van Veldhoven: Time for a circular economy law

The Netherlands is ready for the next step on the road to a circular economy. The basis has been laid. Less raw materials are being used per product, but the use of raw materials in total is not yet decreasing. It is tim..

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NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

28 December 2020

In the year 2021 a lot is asked of the change capacity of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and its employees. This is the conclusion of Inspector General Maarten Ruys in his foreword to the NVW...

Food suppliers gain a stronger position in the chain

24 November 2020

Farmers, horticulturists and fishermen have a weaker negotiating position compared to large and concentrated market players in the chain. This means, for example, that they can easily be put under pressure to accept disc...

Monitor provides insight into organic production

16 October 2020

The costs incurred by farmers and horticulturists in producing organic agricultural products are covered by the yields in five out of the six cases examined. This is shown by an analysis by the Consumer and Market Author...

Nitrogen approach: nature stronger, perspective for construction

14 October 2020

With a package worth billions for nature restoration and measures to reduce nitrogen precipitation, at least half of nature will be at a healthy nitrogen level in Natura 2000 protected areas by 2030. This structural appr...

Video series about the Dutch Short Chain online

06 October 2020

This summer Minister Carola Schouten visited inspiring examples in the short chain. To support the pioneers of the short chain, to discover new opportunities and to see how the bond between farmers and the neighbourhood ...

European opposition to Nutri-Score

24 September 2020

The European Ministers of Agriculture sat together on Monday 21 September 2020 to discuss a plan for the import of Nutri-Score across Europe. Such a uniform nutrition label should be in place by the end of 2022 as part o...

Fish processors demand a say in the North Sea agreement

03 September 2020

The Dutch fish processing industry, with an annual turnover of 4.5 billion euros and more than 5,000 jobs, demands a place at the table in future discussions about the deadlocked North Sea draft agreement. The Fish Feder...

The Dutch go for a future without hunger

17 October 2019

Wednesday 16 October on World Food Day, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ) launched the 'Netherlands Food Partnership' (NFP); a new movement that helps par...

Search for balance in ingredients

10 September 2019

Less sugar, salt and fat – more natural products and ingredients. Less meat and other animal proteins – more vegetal alternatives. Fewer pesticides and CO2 emission – more attention to nature and the climate. All in all,...

Brexit ‘no-deal' be prepared

05 September 2019

Acht weken voordat het Verenigd Koninkrijk zich op 31 oktober 2019 uit de Europese Unie terugtrekt, herhaalt de Commissie in haar zesde mededeling over de voorbereidingen voor de brexit haar oproep tot alle belanghebbend...

Companies benefit well from the WSBO

15 July 2019

In 2018, more than 20,000 Dutch companies - 97% of which are SMEs - benefited from the WBSO innovation and research scheme to the tune of € 1.1 billion. The scheme encourages entrepreneurs to carry out more research (R&a...

Deal for less and better use of plastic

21 February 2019

Deal for less and better use of plastic Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stientje van Veldhoven, has made a deal with more than 70 environmental organisations and companies. The goal: to ...

VAT revenue grows to 50 billion

07 January 2019

On 1 January 2019, it was 50 years since VAT was introduced in the Netherlands. In 1969, the revenue from VAT amounted to 2.6 billion euro. In the meantime, this has risen to approximately 53 billion euro per year. After...

Preventieakkoord ook voor levensmiddelen

03 December 2018

Het Nationaal Preventieakkoord, is door Marian Geluk ondertekend namens de Nederlandse levensmiddelenindustrie. De levensmiddelensector committeert zich met deze handtekening aan concrete maatregelen om minder calorieën ...

Meat transport as an extension of cold storage

09 September 2014

In 2013, the European Commission requested a scientific opinion on the public health risks related to the maintenance of the cold chain during storage and transport of meat. To this end, TNO carried out research in The N...