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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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Corona crisis can bring about major changes in the food sector

16 April 2020

Analysts at Rabobank claim that the corona crisis could cause fundamental changes in the food sector. It is unclear how long the crisis measures will last in the various countries affected. This makes it difficult to est...

Stockpiling supports cereal prices

10 April 2020

The corona crisis is having a major impact on commodity prices. For example, the CRB index – a representative indicator of global commodity markets – has fallen by around 30% since the coronavirus escalation began on 20 ...

One fifth of the economy stagnates in April and May

09 April 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, approximately one fifth of the Dutch economy is currently largely at a standstill. The longer the corona problem lasts, the greater the share of the economy that is affected. I...

Search for animal protein substitutes

06 April 2020

More and more consumers are switching to a diet with less meat, partly for sustainability reasons. The market for meat substitutes is growing in volume, quality and variety. The vast majority of these meat alternatives c...

De toekomst van vleesvervangers

06 February 2020

De vleesvervanger is anno 2020 niet meer uit het assortiment van de supermarkt weg te denken. Cijfers van onderzoeksbureau IRI tonen aan dat de verkopen van vleesvervangers via supermarkten sinds 2017 met 50 procent zijn...

Future of Food

19 December 2019

Vakblad Voedingsindustrie participates in the Future of Food campaign launched by Mediaplanet on 19 December 2019. Learn more about various trends and developments in the field of food. Subjects such as mechanisation, su...

In Memoriam: Ernst Paarkooper

12 November 2019

Ernst Paardekooper died Wednesday 6 November at the age of 88. Ernst Paardekooper started his career at TNO Nutrition in Zeist after graduating from Delft University of Technology. At the end of his career, he was divisi...

BRICS: An emerging commodity coalition

12 November 2019

The BRICS (an abbreviation for the emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have in recent decades developed into both economic and commodity heavyweights. ABN AMRO believes that over the next ten ...

‘Meat for Diversifying Markets’ 2019

11 November 2019

Last summer the 65th edition of the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) took place. In Potsdam, Germany, 494 participants gathered to share their knowledge with the other conference visitors on...

The Dutch go for a future without hunger

17 October 2019

Wednesday 16 October on World Food Day, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ) launched the 'Netherlands Food Partnership' (NFP); a new movement that helps par...

Six ways to tackle the plastic puzzle

10 October 2019

The Dutch use approximately 26 billion plastic food packaging per year and the trend points to a further increase. However, if consumers reduce their use by five packs per year, this could halt growth. This is the conclu...

Search for balance in ingredients

10 September 2019

Less sugar, salt and fat – more natural products and ingredients. Less meat and other animal proteins – more vegetal alternatives. Fewer pesticides and CO2 emission – more attention to nature and the climate. All in all,...

Yakult: ‘We are a bacteria company’

10 September 2019

Worldwide, 40 million people drink the fermented dairy drink Yakult. The production process starts with a small tube of bacteria of our mother company from Japan. ‘Growing a minimum of 6.5 billion bacteria per bottle in ...

Improvement of the structure of plant-based proteins

10 September 2019

An increased awareness of sustainability, concern over the climate and personal health are drivers for the replacement of animal proteins with plant-based proteins, and the development of new products. Challenging, since...

Brexit ‘no-deal' be prepared

05 September 2019

Acht weken voordat het Verenigd Koninkrijk zich op 31 oktober 2019 uit de Europese Unie terugtrekt, herhaalt de Commissie in haar zesde mededeling over de voorbereidingen voor de brexit haar oproep tot alle belanghebbend...