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New proteins, what are they worth?

Proteins: we cannot do without them. But how well are new proteins capable of covering our nutritional needs, and what about when they have undergone all kinds of processing? Protein is an essential macronutrient in o..

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Protein drink from waste from the beer industry

29 September 2020

The Dutch beer industry produces enormous quantities (0.5 million tonnes) of beer every year, the residual product of malt after brewing. The bostel contains 30% protein. This residual product is now mainly processed int...

The potential of cultured meat and fish is great

28 September 2020

Mosa Meat, the European food technology company which introduced the world’s first cultured beef hamburger in 2013, announced the first closing of $55M as part of a larger Series B funding round. Mosa Meat will use th...

European opposition to Nutri-Score

24 September 2020

The European Ministers of Agriculture sat together on Monday 21 September 2020 to discuss a plan for the import of Nutri-Score across Europe. Such a uniform nutrition label should be in place by the end of 2022 as part o...

NutriControl welcomes food pioneers

14 September 2020

NutriControl: food, feed and dairy laboratory located in the food city of Veghel welcomes food pioneers with open arms. The laboratory is ready for the sustainable future and is eager to make its contribution. "We were s...

Food sector down by 4 percent, recovery only after 2021

04 September 2020

The impact of the corona crisis on the food sector has two faces. For example, there is substantial growth for companies supplying (online) supermarkets, while companies supplying the hospitality industry are experiencin...

Fish processors demand a say in the North Sea agreement

03 September 2020

The Dutch fish processing industry, with an annual turnover of 4.5 billion euros and more than 5,000 jobs, demands a place at the table in future discussions about the deadlocked North Sea draft agreement. The Fish Feder...

Record decline economy second quarter

18 August 2020

The Dutch economy shrank by 8.5% in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. The decline was smaller than expected, according to ABN AMRO. The fall was also significantly less than the average decline in the ...

ABN AMRO launches management book for entrepreneurs after corona

30 July 2020

Many entrepreneurs are struggling with the far-reaching consequences of the corona crisis. They have to adapt to a new reality and sometimes even reinvent themselves. But how do you do that and where should you start? To...

Cold stores benefit from corona crisis

14 July 2020

The results of cold stores have been increasing for some years but reached a peak during the corona crisis, according to a Rabobank sector forecast. As a result of the closure of the hospitality sector and export restric...

The Netherlands after corona in four scenarios

08 July 2020

The coronary pandemic has enormous economic and social consequences. The speed and scale at which the pandemic has taken hold raises the question of how to deal with such risks in the future and, above all, who will have...

Economic revival in June

07 July 2020

On May 11th, part of the lockdown measures were eased. Although some spending categories benefited from this, it was concluded that the revival was not spectacular. The measures were further softened on 1 June, which eve...

NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

29 June 2020

Astringency is an well-known aspect (some may call it a defect) of the taste of red wine, green tea and many types of fruit (e.g. grapes, bananas, persimmon). This ‘classical’ type of astringency has been shown by resear...

Foodwatch launches manifest against the sale of science

16 June 2020

Foodwatch launches a manifesto against the sale of science as the start of a large-scale campaign. This is in response to the increasing public-private partnership and the risks this entails. Foodwatch has formulated con...

Climate gets more attention due to corona

27 May 2020

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po...

‘Too much focus on food safety’

12 May 2020

Improving food quality means finding a good balance between food safety and quality, argues Tiny van Boekel, emeritus professor of Product Design & Quality Management, and his co-authors in an opinion piece published...