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The Dutch are willing to eat more insects

Dutch people are very open to the idea of eating more insects. 1 out of 5 Dutch people (21%) have already eaten insects or insect-based food. This is shown in research commissioned by Ÿnsect. When the advantages in te..

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KIDV compares international disposal logos

03 August 2022

The KIDV has made an initial comparison of the use of disposal logos on packaging in various European countries. KIDV published an overview of this, which makes it clear to companies which logos are used in those countri...

Nature organisations want tax on meat and dairy

02 August 2022

Nature and environmental organisations want the government to take the lead in stimulating a healthy and sustainable diet, with measures such as: restrictions on advertising for meat and dairy products, stimulating veget...

73.7 percent less pork to China

01 August 2022

In the first half of 2022, China's pork imports fell by more than half (73.7 per cent) compared to the same period in 2021. The main reason for the decline is China's higher domestic pork production. Chinese pork product...

SEA Water converts salt water into drinking water

29 July 2022

In August 2022, SEA Water will launch its first product in the Netherlands. SEA Water converts local seawater into drinking water. They do this using an innovative technique powered by solar energy. This makes SEA Water ...

Research into usable side streams for insect cultivation

28 July 2022

An alliance of insect breeders, consultancies, natural capital managers and an animal feed manufacturer will be investigating low-value side streams. These raw materials can be processed into substrate: the nutrient basi...

Number of pesticides on strawberries increased

27 July 2022

In a survey of pesticides in strawberries from supermarkets 2022, the average number of substances found per sample and the average content have increased slightly compared to 2021. Despite all the sustainability program...

KIDV makes packaging guidelines clear

25 July 2022

The corporate world faces many challenges in the area of packaging legislation and policy. The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) has published a timeline in which many of these aspects are listed. The curr...

NEN publishes international standard on WGS

25 July 2022

Recently, the international standard for the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine hereditary material of micro-organisms in food was published. NEN-EN-ISO 23418:2022 'Microbiology of the food chain - Whol...

Companies fail to comply with EU sustainability rules

25 July 2022

Despite the fact that large listed companies with more than 500 employees must provide insight into the impact of their activities on people, the environment and society in their annual reports from 2024 onwards, this ye...

Cosun opens Nutrition Center for plant-based food

22 July 2022

On 20 July 2022, the Cosun Nutrition Center officially opened as a knowledge center on nutritional science for plant-based food products from cooperative agrofood organisation Royal Cosun. The Cosun Nutrition Center is d...

Meatable reveals sausage made of cultured pork

21 July 2022

Meatable revealed images of its pork sausage for the first time. The cultivated sausage is the first product of Meatable which aims to create real meat that can serve the planet’s growing appetite without harming the env...

Trend change: Decrease in number of meat offers

21 July 2022

The number of meat offers has decreased for the first time since 2015. This is evident from the Wakker Dier leaflet monitor. In the first half of 2021, the number of meat offers reached a record high, but has now returne...

New cooperation opportunities with German food industry

21 July 2022

In recent years, the German food processing industry has been very self-centred and competitive. This has changed of late and the industry is becoming more open. Therefore, now is a very good time for Dutch companies to ...

Number of bankruptcies in food industry slowly rises

18 July 2022

The number of bankruptcies in the food industry was 10 in the first half of 2022. This is relatively low compared to the pre-corona years. But especially in the second quarter of this year, the number of bankruptcies in ...

Flexcraft speeds up robotics deployment in food industry

18 July 2022

Picking up a bag of crisps or a slippery chicken breast is a real challenge for a robot. An ambitious, multidisciplinary research team is working on versatile robots for the agricultural and food industries that can cope...