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

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..

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Smart robots to make a salad

02 May 2023

Picking and packaging a bunch of grapes with a robot already requires a lot of technology. But it can get even more complicated: automatically preparing a ready-to-eat salad. Researchers from Wageningen University & ...

New genetic techniques for food raise doubts

17 April 2023

The Dutch are not necessarily against genetically modifying food crops, but have doubts about the effectiveness and safety of the new technologies. The Rathenau Institute has conducted extensive research into citizens' o...

Online edition April 2023: Product innovation

11 April 2023

Almost all major challenges of our time are linked to our food system; the nitrogen debate, the climate crisis, the biodiversity problem, our health, the energy transition. Things have to change, everyo...

Marjolein Brasz - CEO Foodvalley

01 April 2023

By 2050, we want healthy, affordable, and delicious food. Sustainably produced. Of course, we won't reach that destination overnight. The current system is a result of decades, centuries of built up, the change will also...

Foodvalley up to the plate

01 April 2023

The aim is to get healthy, sustainable and efficiently produced food on our plates. Our experts identify promising opportunities at an early stage, with their sights set on 2050, but with application possibilities for to...

Foodvalley Shared Facility Finder

01 April 2023

One of the important tools that Foodvalley NL uses is the Shared Facility Finder (SFF) on Foodleap. This platform allows organisations to find and share pilot and research facilities and equipment. These include kitchen ...

Health Council wants integrated view on biotechnology

23 March 2023

Developments in biotechnology are moving fast. The promises are great: biotechnology can make an important contribution to achieving the United Nations' sustainable development goals and European and national objectives ...

The relation between diet and the immune system

23 March 2023

What is the role of nutrition on the immune system? Within the grant round "Nutrition-responsiveness of the immune system: interplay between infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases and the potential for f...

New method for iron fortification of foods

15 March 2023

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the world. PhD candidate at Utrecht University Neshat Moslehi has designed compounds that could potentially be used for iron fortification of foods. This ...

Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

06 March 2023

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ...

NIZO studies microbial risks plant-based

02 March 2023

Consumers are embracing the trend to include more plant-based foods in their diet, leading to a strong increase in the development of plant protein-based foods. New plant ingredients, however, often contain unknown types...

European food systems: Sustainable with data

01 March 2023

Can data help us make European food systems more sustainable? 'Yes,' argue researchers from the Data4Food2030 project, '...provided we manage data well and build trust among all stakeholders.' There is still work to be d...

Renewi converts food waste into volatile fatty acids

30 January 2023

Renewi Organics focuses on processing organic waste streams including expired products. Together with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Renewi Organics published a scientific article on the production of volatile ...

Cultivated meat to be grown on farms across Europe?

27 January 2023

RESPECTfarms kicks off a feasibility research to enable farmers to grow meat directly from animal cells, on their existing farms. With investment from both European governments, NGOs, and industry partners, they will hav...

Fermentation is key for the circular economy

27 December 2022

Chemicals and materials from renewable raw materials, such as biomass, will become increasingly important in the circular economy of the future. It is likely that microbial fermentation conversion technology will play a ...