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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Dutch economy grows by 4.5 percent

14 February 2023

Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter. GDP grew by 4.5 percent for all of 2022, according to recent CBS figures. Growth in the fourth quarter was broad-...

RIVM: The Dutch eat a lot less red and processed meat

13 February 2023

The Dutch eat more vegetable products such as fruit and vegetables, unsalted nuts and legumes and less red and processed meat. We also drink fewer sugary drinks. This is according to the new Food Consumption Survey (VCP)...

Growers organic canned goods frustrated by high margins

13 February 2023

Current retail pricing policies for organic canned and frozen vegetables are hampering sales growth for processors, according to the Organic Canning Committee. According to this organisation, supermarket chains pocket to...

Poster Dairy

12 February 2023

Last year, at the request of our readers, we produced the poster Dairy for the first time: an overview of companies in the dairy processing industry.  The advertising blocks on the poster were booked in no time. You r...

German meat production down 8.1% in 2022

10 February 2023

Meat production in Germany fell sharply in 2022. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that commercial slaughterhouses produced 7.0 million tonnes of meat in 2022, according to provisional results. This was a...

30% of consumers opt for unhealthy food

10 February 2023

Elke Godden (Antwerp University) investigated the motivations and strategies behind our choices in the supermarket - and also took a closer look at the usefulness of the Nutri-Score, her research shows that it does not h...

North Holland commits 2.7 million for Food Vision

10 February 2023

North Holland is committed to clean and safe production of healthy, affordable and tasty food for all. Achieving a sustainable food system requires all parties in the food chain to do their bit. The province wants to enc...

How to make insect food mainstream?

09 February 2023

How do consumers react to insect food? And can their opinion change if there is more awareness of its sustainable and circular benefits? Wageningen University & Research conducted research into it. The study consi...

Hessing Supervers opens new factory in Venlo

08 February 2023

Frank Hessing recently received the Super Key, officially rounding off the completion of Hessing's production location in Greenport Venlo. With this sustainable Vegetable Fresh Factory, Hessing is taking an important ste...

Fresh produce consumption under pressure

08 February 2023

The outlook for consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables remains under pressure in the European union. A conclusion from the latest Freshfel Europe Consumption Monitor. Despite a very positive momentum for consumption g...

Plukon and J.A. ter Maten join forces

08 February 2023

Plukon Food Group B.V. and J.A. ter Maten Holding B.V. announced on 6 February 2023 that Plukon has taken over 51% of the shares of J.A. ter Maten Holding B.V. Ter Maten's activities are a enhancement of the activitie...

Meat substitutes based on protein from grass

07 February 2023

Using protein from grass to develop meat substitutes. That is the goal of the cooperation between Schouten Europe and Grassa. Grass protein is a suitable alternative to soy, an ingredient now often used in meat substitut...

PeelPioneers winner Circular Awards 2023

07 February 2023

On 6 February, the winners of the Circular Awards were announced at the National Circular Economy Conference. Zeeman was chosen winner in the Business Large category, PeelPioneers in the Business Small category and Provi...

Baking bread and making chocolate with fermentation

07 February 2023

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has started brewing beer, baking bread and making chocolate, three key pillars of a major fermentation pilot project. The brand-new microbrewery, microbakery and microchocolatery are now op...

SUNT opens world's first banana factory

07 February 2023

In the EU, an average of 120,000 tonnes of bananas are destroyed by customs every year for cosmetic reasons. SUNT Food has been fighting against this unnecessary waste since 2019, making banana bread and 'baked donuts' f...