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Since 2004, Foodvalley NL has been developed into the food innovation center of Europe. The Netherlands can and should play a major role in developing the food system of the future. Discover how and taste the opportuniti..

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Nutri-Score wordt in de eerste helft van 2022 ingevoerd

19 January 2022

Nederlandse voedselproducenten mogen naar verwachting in de eerste helft van 2022 Nutri-Score als logo gebruiken. Het logo is dan ook geschikt voor online gebruik. Bijvoorbeeld in webwinkels die voedingsmiddelen aanbiede...

Vraagtekens bij effecten nultarief groente en fruit

19 January 2022

In de theorie klopt het. Verlaag de prijs van groente en fruit en consumenten gaan meer van deze producten kopen en meer consumeren. Dat is hard nodig, want de gemiddelde Nederlander haalt de doelstelling van 250 gram gr...

WHO warns: plant-based often unhealthy

18 January 2022

Whether for health reasons or concerns about the environment, eating less or no meat is becoming more popular around the globe. But as a new WHO/Europe factsheet points out, some plant-based meat and dairy substitutes ma...

Franse tuinders kiezen voor innovatief FreshSAFE

18 January 2022

Bretoense tuinders zochten voor hun witte bonen: “Cocos de Paimpol” een betrouwbaar verpakkingsconcept. Het is een halfdroog product, dat na de oogst extreem snel verandert, maar wel lekker vers, smakelijk en lang houdba...

Top sectors work on Roadmap Food, Health and Living Environment

18 January 2022

In order to strengthen the health and vitality of the Dutch population, a lot of work needs to be done on strengthening and accelerating prevention. But the question is: how do you bring together the fields of 'food' and...

World's largest food inventory in development

17 January 2022

What do people commonly eat in different countries worldwide? Anna Herforth, Visiting Senior Researcher at Wageningen University & Research works together with different partners on answering these questions. The Global ...

Confectionery industry to monitor food wastage

17 January 2022

Together with the foundation Together against food waste, Wageningen University, the Ministry of Agriculture, VBZ and a number of members, a pilot project is being conducted to develop a tool to monitor food wastage that...

FNLI wants clear introduction date for Nutri-Score

17 January 2022

In 2019, Nutri-Score was selected by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport as the best available food choice logo. All parties involved agreed at the time that Nutri-Score would be introduced in the Netherlands in mi...

Fruit and vegetable consumption up by 3% in 2021

13 January 2022

In the second corona year, the Dutch consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables rose by 3 percent, according to the analysis of GroentenFruit Huis for 2021. Healthy eating with fruit and vegetables continues to attract in...

HAK aims to achieve B Corp certification in 2022

12 January 2022

In line with its previously stated sustainability mission, vegetable manufacturer HAK aims to become an officially certified B Corporation, or B Corp for short, by 2022. The independent B Corp certification is an initiat...

New import criteria for fruit and vegetables as of April 2022

12 January 2022

On 11 April 2022, additional or amended requirements will apply for the import of some fruit and vegetables from one or more countries. This applies to Annona, Carica papaya, Psidium gujava, Capsicum, Solanum and Momordi...

Global Flexibles acquired by Dimensio

11 January 2022

On 3 January 2022, Global Flexibles Europe B.V. (GFE) became part of the Dimensio group. Bert Verheij - former owner of GFE - commented on the acquisition: "After more than 21 years of hard work building up our beauti...

Ecological coating for fruit and vegetables

11 January 2022

Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace – squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can r...

33% of Europeans do not eat fruit or vegetables on a daily basis

11 January 2022

In 2019, 1 in 3 people (33%) in the EU reported not consuming any fruit or vegetables daily and only 12% of the population consumed the recommended 5 portions or more daily. On average, over half of the EU population (55...

A plant-based diet can provide twice the CO₂ gain

11 January 2022

We can remove almost 100 billion tonnes of CO₂ from the atmosphere before the century is out. That is, if high-income countries switch to a plant-based diet. Returning farmland to its original state for cattle breeding d...