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Micro-organisms convert organic waste into fatty acids

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..

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...