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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...