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ProVeg in actie tegen plantaardige zuivelcensuur

The European Union wants to censor plant-based alternatives to dairy. Even the word 'dairy-free' may soon be prohibited. ProVeg takes action against Amendment 171. ProVeg launched a petition, calling on the European C..

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Takeover of Johma salads

23 December 2020

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK VII Fund has reached an agreement to sell Signature Foods (“the Company”) to Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”). Financial terms of the transaction a...

An upside down year

22 December 2020

The year 2020 is almost over. An upside down year as my son says, who by the way also hung his Christmas tree on the ceiling to reinforce this. And we agree that it has been an upside down year. So many things that co...

Major step forward for cultured meat industry

03 December 2020

Singapore has become the first country on Earth to approve cultured meat for commercial sale. On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Singapore Food Agency said that the cultured chicken produced by San Francisco-based start-up ...

The cleaning dilemma

16 November 2020

My daughter has new white trousers. A super trendy flare, for the winter; that's possible. There is a small stain on the thigh after the first time she wears them. She doesn't know what it is. Pen? Marker? Maybe mascara?...

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

16 November 2020

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...

No hygiene regulations can compete with this

16 November 2020

Hygiene is in the spotlight in these covid times. In fact, as far as I am concerned, the subject is finally getting the attention it deserves. The government is constantly calling on people to comply with hygiene regulat...

About guts, decisiveness and positivity

16 November 2020

Nobody failed to notice: there has been a shortage of test capacity for corona in the Netherlands for some time now. This is largely due to the way in which testing is organised. That's why our lab was increasingly appro...

Getting over the corona ditch together

16 November 2020

We back-up everything. It must be packed in 'the cloud' in the meantime. I see a rental company for storage boxes, every loft filled with beautiful stuff (data), but also with a lot of unnecessary junk. If something goes...

Warm contacts

16 November 2020

Are you already getting used to Teams? I am not. I don't think I'll ever get used to it; I'm still a people person.  We miss so many moments of personal contact with each other; both in private life and at work. ...

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...

Vegaburger is allowed, but cheese alternative is banned

23 October 2020

The European Parliament today voted against a ban on the use of product names such as 'veggie burger' and 'vegan sausage', but in favour of a ban on descriptions such as 'vegetable alternative to yoghurt'. Terms such ...

Changing the rules to prevent food waste

12 October 2020

Major steps still need to be taken to halve food waste by 2030, but legislation and regulations sometimes hinder this. When entrepreneurs want to make an effort to waste as little as possible and value residual flows opt...

The grass is always greener next door...

12 October 2020

In my case, the above applies quite literally. Our lawn is a battlefield of various grasses, moss, dead spots and dandelions. The neighbours, on the other hand, can show off a tight, shortened, fresh green patch. Through...

Automation starts in your heart and your head

12 October 2020

Why start automating? Why choose to digitise? We often think about saving money or making your process less vulnerable. Thinking from the customer's point of view is better. What does the customer want and what do you ha...

Never become an expert

12 October 2020

The greatest poison in forward-thinking is experience. If you had been able to ask a coachman from the year 1900 about his dreams, he would have answered something like: "Give me a pair of horses that run four times a...