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Transition to a sustainable food system

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..

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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...

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...

Even 'soft' brexit costs over EUR 4.5 billion.

19 November 2020

The European Union and the United Kingdom are expected to separate with a free trade agreement. But even such a 'soft' brexit will cost the Dutch economy over €4.5 billion - or 0.7% of GDP (from manufacturing) - and more...

MEZT tackles nitrogen problems

27 October 2020

Intensive agriculture and livestock farming are the main sources of nitrogen emissions. The Delft-based start-up MEZT, founded by Adriaan van Lieftinck and Edward Sibeijn, thinks it has a solution. With the electrodialys...

ING: Rising demand for meat and dairy alternatives

22 October 2020

The European market for meat and dairy alternatives is growing strongly. Total retail sales in 2019 amounted to EUR 4.4 billion. This is expected to reach EUR 7.5 billion in 2025, according to an ING report published on ...

Monitor provides insight into organic production

16 October 2020

The costs incurred by farmers and horticulturists in producing organic agricultural products are covered by the yields in five out of the six cases examined. This is shown by an analysis by the Consumer and Market Author...

Nitrogen approach: nature stronger, perspective for construction

14 October 2020

With a package worth billions for nature restoration and measures to reduce nitrogen precipitation, at least half of nature will be at a healthy nitrogen level in Natura 2000 protected areas by 2030. This structural appr...

Video series about the Dutch Short Chain online

06 October 2020

This summer Minister Carola Schouten visited inspiring examples in the short chain. To support the pioneers of the short chain, to discover new opportunities and to see how the bond between farmers and the neighbourhood ...

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...

New proteins, what are they worth?

14 September 2020

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...

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...