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Search for balance in ingredients

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,..

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BoerBurgerBeweging wants law Right to Agriculture

17 October 2019

The political party BoerBurgerBeweging wants the Netherlands to have a law on the Right to Agriculture. This law should better safeguard the livelihoods of farmers and horticulturists and protect farmers better. When BBB...

Cybersecurity

07 October 2019

My son is gaming. The door of his room is open and I hear him laughing and talking to a friend. They discuss game tactics via Discord and occasionally talk about something personal. The friend is miles away, in his own r...

"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...

Common sense

07 October 2019

Nutri-Score, yes or no? The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has not yet decided, the FNLI awaits the outcome of the government investigation before agreeing to a food choice logo, the Consumers' Association is in f...

Smart, smart, smart

07 October 2019

'Smart'; it may sound future-oriented and trendy, but it's a dragon with many faces. We are far from overseeing the consequences.  You can't transform digitally in one day, but it goes quickly. At breakneck speed...

DVAN Advocaten celebrates 20 year anniversary

07 October 2019

For two decades DVAN Advocaten has been advising and assisting many companies, including those in the food industry, with various legal issues. Whether it concerns food safety, recalls, takeovers, relations with supplier...

Smart Conversation

07 October 2019

Sometimes I think, "I should have learned a profession". A profession that can be automated. So I can deal with the big (creative) issues and leave the daily routine to a robot. I love to talk to business relations, to l...

Alternative

10 September 2019

Sometimes you just have to get out of the rat race of agendas, the dictatorship of the clock, the everyday humdrum. My basic ingredients for a fine holiday are simple: a tent a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat. Away from the...

Time and distance

10 September 2019

To me, holidays are taking time to sit down and reflect. At such a moment when I am not considering past or future, at least not further than our meal tonight, my son asks me: ‘Why do the beans we eat come all the way fr...

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...

Heroin or saffron: who wins?

10 September 2019

The price of heroin is sometimes lower than that of pure saffron. Cost price 20 -25,000 euros/kg. Its scarcity and price make saffron very interesting to commit fraud with. For organised crime it is excellently suited to...

Chance does not exist

10 September 2019

Does that happen to you as well, that all pieces suddenly fit together without you even knowing that you were laying a puzzle? It happens to me regularly. During the summer months, I received a mail from a project lea...

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...

BRC8 - Theme meeting at Cloetta Turnhout

02 September 2019

The new BRC version has been active since February 2019: BRC 8. Many companies are still struggling to get the new requirements implemented. How will the auditor assess this, is our company sufficiently prepared? Changes...

Ministry leaves choice of vegetable or animal food to citizen

01 September 2019

The government aims for a good and healthy balance in the ratio of animal and vegetable proteins in the diet of the consumer, without restricting the freedom of choice of the citizen. That is what Minister Schouten of Ag...