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Food sector growth 2021 in two scenarios

The corona crisis leads to great uncertainty. That's why ABN AMRO works with two scenarios: a base scenario that assumes large parts of the economy remain 'locked' until early June, and a negative scenario in which the D..

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Micro-organisms convert organic waste into fatty acids

22 February 2021

From peanut butter and chocolate to shampoo and detergent: many products contain fatty acids and oils. Usually these are produced from non-sustainable sources such as fossil fuels or palm oil. In a new public-private pro...

Corona creates divide in food sector

17 February 2021

The corona crisis is having a major impact on the food sector, according to ABN AMRO's Food Sector Forecasts 2021/2022. A dichotomy is visible within the sector between entrepreneurs who are benefiting from the social ch...

HAS: salt and sugar reduction workshop for the food sector

10 February 2021

HAS University of Applied Sciences will hold the Salt and Sugar Reduction Workshop for the Food Sector for the first time on Thursday, 4 March 2021, at the Delta Agrifood Business in Bergen op Zoom. It is a new step in t...

Cheating

08 February 2021

The Dutch and 'sticking to the rules': it doesn't seem to be a good match. We are 'corona tired', but is that also the reason why half of the Dutch people with complaints do not get tested? And that a quarter of the peop...

Plantbased: A 'sexy' market area, full of innovations

08 February 2021

Producers of plant-based meat replacements have the wind in their sails. Consumer demand is growing, research at universities and R&D departments is yielding new techniques and products, and the government is stimula...

The national protein strategy

08 February 2021

In 2018, the European Commission asked all member states to shape a national protein strategy to become less dependent on import flows as a European Union. In December, the Dutch version, the National Protein Strategy (N...

Structure plant protein matrices

08 February 2021

Taste perception is a complex interplay between several factors, from what your senses perceive and previous experiences. The expectation for meat substitutes is therefore high: consumers who decide to eat less meat want...

100% herbruikbaar plastic op basis van natuurlijk molecuul

08 February 2021

Groningse en Chinese wetenschappers van het Feringa Nobel Prize Scientist Joint Research Center, een gezamenlijk project van de RUG en de East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), hebben van het natuurlijk...

Van Veldhoven: Time for a circular economy law

22 January 2021

The Netherlands is ready for the next step on the road to a circular economy. The basis has been laid. Less raw materials are being used per product, but the use of raw materials in total is not yet decreasing. It is tim...

Finnish institute makes PEF from citrus peels

05 January 2021

The shift from fossil to renewable bio-plastics requires new efficient methods. The Finnish research institute VTT has developed a new technology to use pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peelings and s...

NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

28 December 2020

In the year 2021 a lot is asked of the change capacity of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and its employees. This is the conclusion of Inspector General Maarten Ruys in his foreword to the NVW...

Limiting crisis damage through new earning models

17 December 2020

The corona crisis is causing major differences between sectors that do or do not succeed in adapting their earnings models in time to circumstances, ABN AMRO today concludes in its Sector Forecasts 2021 and 2022.  The...

1.2 million for research into bio-plastics from sugar

26 November 2020

Over the next three years, the University of Groningen (RUG) and various companies and knowledge institutes will conduct research into how bioplastics can be made from sugar in an efficient way, so that the price will be...

Transition to a sustainable food system

26 November 2020

Under the name of the Dutch National Science Agenda, a broad consortium of 30 scientists from universities of applied sciences, together with a large number of companies, NGOs and innovative networks, is launching the th...

Food suppliers gain a stronger position in the chain

24 November 2020

Farmers, horticulturists and fishermen have a weaker negotiating position compared to large and concentrated market players in the chain. This means, for example, that they can easily be put under pressure to accept disc...