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New breakthrough in the taste of plant-based products

After more than two years of collaboration, research institutions and companies within the food industry under the banner of the Flavor and Texture Consortium have achieved promising results. These outcomes could signifi..

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Eiwitboeren and HAK form partnership

15 April 2024

Aiming for a sustainable future for Dutch plant-based proteins, the producer organization Eiwitboeren van Nederland (Protein Farmers of the Netherlands) and HAK, known for their vegetables and legumes, have aligned in a ...

Protein transition: The Dutch expect action from food producers

09 April 2024

A majority (65.7%) of Dutch people support the protein transition to a more plant-based diet, as shown in a report by ProVeg in collaboration with Kieskompas. This raises a critical question: how will the food industry r...

Online edition April 2024 | Innovation

08 April 2024

The climate for innovation in the Netherlands is facing challenges. This is the primary conclusion of the Dutch Innovation Monitor 2023 and headlines a recent urgent letter sent by FME – supported by ot...

Arnold Burger: ‘The market is ready for hybrid products’

08 April 2024

Enkco, a subsidiary of Van Loon Group, in collaboration with Olijck Foods, will supply products that are partly made of meat and partly of plant-based ingredients, with seaweed playing a major role. Arnold Burger, Commer...

Record participation in the Meat & Dairy-Free Week

04 April 2024

An impressive 20% of the Dutch population participated in the seventh edition of the National Meat & Dairy-Free Week, which took place in 2024 from March 4th to 10th. With a record number of 2.8 million participants,...

Protein Monitor: meat and dairy still favourites

02 April 2024

Dutch consumers continue to favour meat and dairy, as recent research indicates. Wageningen Economic Research conducted the first Protein Monitor on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). T...

Dutch Supermarkets chart the course of the protein transition

29 March 2024

Dutch supermarkets have taken a significant step in the protein transition. For the first time, they have collectively published the ratio of plant-based to animal proteins in their sold products. This survey reveals tha...

49% of Dutch cut back on meat consumption

27 March 2024

Recent data shows that nearly half of Dutch meat eaters have reduced their meat consumption in the past year. This was revealed in a study conducted by ProVeg International, in collaboration with Innova Market Insights, ...

Nine food brands embrace vegetarian choices

26 March 2024

Nine leading brands have made a decisive move to make their recipes predominantly vegetarian or vegan. This shift marks a significant change in how food producers approach the Dutch consumer, signaling a step closer to a...

New dairy trend: Kerry launches hybrid dairy-oat range

22 March 2024

Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods is bringing a fresh impulse to the dairy market with the introduction of Smug Dairy, a new chilled brand line that combines dairy and oats. This move is seen as a first in its category in the U...

Jumbo to cease meat promotions

15 March 2024

The Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has announced it will cease meat promotions across all its stores and online. This initiative signals a significant shift in the supermarket landscape. It forms part of Jumbo's strategy ...

Schouten makes meat alternatives with mycoprotein

12 March 2024

Schouten Europe introduces mycoprotein as the new base for its range of meat substitutes. This move aligns with their commitment to producing nutritious, minimally processed products with a low environmental footprint. ...

Dutch protein transition: A growing economic force

08 March 2024

The Dutch food industry is experiencing notable growth, particularly in the protein transition sector. With over 425 companies and institutions actively engaged, the annual production value reaches an impressive €881 mil...

99% circular nutrition achievable by 2030

07 March 2024

A recent study by Van Hall Larenstein and NIZO Food Research reveals that significant reduction of the carbon footprint in the food processing industry is possible. Researchers Peter de Jong, Franciska Woudstra-van Lune,...

CBS: In 2023, 25% of main meals were vegetarian

06 March 2024

In 2023, a quarter of all main meals eaten in the Netherlands were vegetarian, as revealed by the CBS Health Survey/Lifestyle Monitor 2023. This shift in dietary preferences indicates a growing trend towards plant-based ...