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Million-euro grant for research on pathogens in plant-based products

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have received a grant of one million euros through the international platform Plant2Food. This funding is intended for a study on pathogens in plant-based products. The..

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Three in five Dutch people ready for cultivated meat

05 July 2024

Recent research from Good Food Institute Europe reveals that three out of five Dutch people are willing to try cultivated meat. This innovative solution, produced in cultivation facilities, has the potential to make the ...

Health effects of organic food on pigs

04 July 2024

Scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU), and the Louis Bolk Institute (LBI) have initiated a large-scale study to investigate the effects of organic food on pig health. This re...

Insects as chicken feed: Innovation in the poultry sector

02 July 2024

Breeding insects on by-products from the food industry offers a sustainable solution for feed production in the poultry sector, concludes the InsectFeed project led by Wageningen University & Research. The research s...

Are meat substitutes really healthy?

01 July 2024

Plant-based burgers and sausages are increasingly being chosen as alternatives to meat, but how healthy are they really? Recent research suggests that these meat substitutes are generally healthier than traditional meat,...

WUR launches research into recycled food packaging film

28 June 2024

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has embarked on a four-year project to investigate the safety of recycled PE and PP film for use in food packaging. Collaborating with eleven industrial partners, WUR is leading...

Online edition June 2024: Construnction | Cooling and freezing

17 June 2024

Once you decide to start a construction or renovation project, questions arise. What materials will you choose? Are they sustainable? What does that mean for fire safety? Where will you get your power f...

Increasing electrification drives innovations

17 June 2024

Production processes need to become more sustainable and should no longer depend on gas only. Both European and national regulations are increasingly pushing for emission-free operations. What are the biggest challenges ...

‘Cultivated meat as an ingredient for plant-based alternatives’

13 June 2024

Cultivated meat companies are shifting their strategies to reduce production costs. "Startups initially aimed to produce real meat without expanding livestock numbers. This was meant to reduce animal suffering and CO2 em...

New genetically modified potato

06 June 2024

A new genetically modified potato, developed by potato breeder Dave Douches from Michigan State University, has been granted exemption from biotechnology regulations in the United States. Known as Kal91.3, this potato of...

Scientists discover fungus that breaks down plastic

06 June 2024

A marine fungus, Parengyodontium album, has been found to break down plastic. This was recently announced in the journal Science of the Total Environment. The fungus lives on plastic waste in the ocean and breaks down po...

Radboud: sustainable plastic is not a silver bullet

05 June 2024

Sustainable plastic turns out not to be the solution it appears to be. Despite the annual production of hundreds of millions of tons of plastic and the search for alternatives, turns out that so-called sustainable plasti...

Food companies urged for stricter lifestyle prevention

30 May 2024

The battle against overweight and obesity is progressing slowly. The Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel is calling on supermarkets and food companies to take lifestyle prevention more seriously. More action needed ...

New AI technology enhances crop resistance

15 May 2024

Michael Schon from Wageningen University & Research has designed an advanced AI tool. This innovation enables the analysis of non-coding RNA in plants. With his work, supported by a Veni grant, Schon is making signif...

Online edition May 2024 | Food Safety

13 May 2024

On January 1, 2026, new allergen policy will take effect in the Netherlands. The Dutch directive is the result of close consultation between the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, FNLI, CBL, NVWA ...

Research on even more sustainable mycoprotein

13 May 2024

The daily consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy is increasingly under scrutiny. For a variety of reasons, more people are turning to alternative protein sources. Mycoprotein is one such alternative. By default it is froze...