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‘Cultivated meat as an ingredient for plant-based alternatives’

Cultivated meat companies are shifting their strategies to reduce production costs. "Startups initially aimed to produce real meat without expanding livestock numbers. This was meant to reduce animal suffering and CO2 em..

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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...

Bel and Superbrewed Food are entering a collaboration

18 July 2022

Bel Group and Superbrewed Food announce an exclusive strategic collaboration. This was negotiated by Bel Ventures as part of the Group’s strategy to pioneer the development of dairy and plant-based food innovations to me...

Cooperation Max & Bien and Vandersterre

08 July 2022

Vandersterre is going to cooperate with Max & Bien; the vegetarian alternative for cheese. The cooperation will give Max & Bien the opportunity to market the brand more widely. This way, consumers both in the Net...

The province of Gelderland is working on local protein

07 July 2022

Lupin, field beans and Nederquinoa contain a lot of protein and fit in with the goal of eating more vegetable protein and less animal protein. The crops are perfectly suited to cultivation in the Netherlands. That is why...

The world can be fed with only plant-based food

23 June 2022

Sufficient plant proteins are produced in the world to feed todays world's population, says Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life at WUR. She investigates the protein transition, which includes a shift to a ...

Mycorena and Tetra Pak open alternative protein plant

21 June 2022

Tetra Pak collaborates with Mycorena to build a greenfield production facility for fungi fermentation towards alternative protein-based food applications. The new plant, located in Falkenberg, Sweden, will produce a me...

WUR obtains Rubisco protein from tomato leaf

20 June 2022

Researchers from Wageningen are the first in the world to have succeeded in extracting the high-quality Rubisco protein from tomato leaf, an important residual flow in greenhouse horticulture. The method they used is sim...

A bit of insect in your pasta, why not?

17 June 2022

Insects are a good alternative to high-quality proteins. In the European SUSINCHAIN (Sustainable Insect Chain) project WUR researcher Teun Veldkamp explores the options for incorporating insects in animal feed and food d...

Young people eat less meat when they live on their own

07 June 2022

Certain life events may cause young adults (18-35 years) to eat less meat. Especially leaving the parental home to live on their own or with roommates can influence their meat consumption, according to them. This is due ...

Ojah launches vegetable pork tenderloin

07 June 2022

In Ochten, in the province of Gelderland, just a stone's throw from the Dutch Foodvalley, a dedicated effort has been made over the past three years to develop a vegetable 'pork tenderloin'. Sander Meeuws - Product De...

Meat substitutes from Dutch field beans

19 May 2022

Most producers of plant-based meat replacements use soy imported from South or North America as a source of protein. ME-AT the Alternative, a subsidiary of Vion, is the first company in the sector to opt for a local appr...

Week Without Meat & Dairy more impactful than ever

12 May 2022

1 in 5 Dutch people (19%) took part in the fifth edition of the National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022. This is the highest number of participants since the start of the annual campaign in 2018. New this year was th...

Protein transition: lack of focus on equity

10 May 2022

Protein transition is not just about eating less meat. It is also about equal distribution around the world. ‘Right now the focus on equitability is missing’, says Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life. Pyett...

GEA's first mobile test centre for New Food

01 May 2022

Do you want to generate proof-of-concept without investing in your own pilot plant? This is now possible with the complete, mobile and modular industrial test units from GEA. For testing various products in cultivation a...