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New breakthrough in the taste of plant-based products

After more than two years of collaboration, research institutions and companies within the food industry under the banner of the Flavor and Texture Consortium have achieved promising results. These outcomes could signifi..

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3D printed protein paste mimics animal fat

10 February 2022

In the search for the perfect vegetarian burger or steak, fat plays a major role. The animal fat in meat has a certain creaminess and mouth feel that seems difficult to replace. Researchers at Wageningen University &...

New centre for microbial teamwork

09 February 2022

Mankind has used micro-organisms since time immemorial. To make beer or cheese, for example. In biotechnology, this discipline has been elevated to an art form. But this often involves one type of bacteria or fungus that...

Arla develops technology to extract protein from milk

26 November 2021

Arla Foods created a technology to separate milk into its different protein components, opening the door to infinite innovation possibilities. The patented method, called milk fractionation, enables scientists, nutrition...

Cleaning; starting point of every production process

15 November 2021

It is always raining reports at the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA): Salmonella in meatloaves, smoked sausages and in basil spice spreaders, Listeria monocytogenes in frozen corn, allergens in pro...

Nutreco and Mosa Meat to lower costs of cultivated meat

25 October 2021

Nutreco and Mosa Meat announce on 21 October that the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme awards their joint ‘Feed for Meat’ project with a grant of almost EUR 2M to advance cellular agriculture and bring cul...

Juicier and healthier vegan meat due to heated soya-protein

25 October 2021

The production industry uses a standard method to extract proteins from soybeans. PhD student Yu Peng from Wageningen University altered this industrial process, making vegetarian meat juicier and healthier. Juicy veg...

Innovative cucumber growers

15 October 2021

Innovative cucumber growers provide cucumbers from their own land all year round, thus making the market less dependent on imports from Southern Europe. They are participating in a research programme to develop the optim...

Fermentation can improve taste of plant-based proteins

14 October 2021

A new research project, partly funded by the Dutch government’s Top Sector Agri & Food initiative, aims to develop new fermentation processes to improve the quality and flavour of plant-based proteins.  Plant...

WUR produces kerosene from bio-based side streams

12 October 2021

Wageningen University & Research has developed a new type of aviation fuel that is produced using bio-based waste streams from the agriculture industry. One of the targets of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED...

TNO research basis for WHO/FAO advice on allergen limits

27 September 2021

The WHO/FAO has recommended standards for warning of the possible unintended presence of allergens in food. These standards could help prevent potentially life-threatening situations for food-allergic consumers and signi...

DSM gets into cultured meat with Meatable

16 September 2021

Innovative food company Meatable has entered into a joint development agreement with Dutch multinational Royal DSM to co-develop growth media for cultivated meat. Growth media is a nutrient-rich liquid which contains the...

Revolutionary bacteria-inhibiting packaging

13 September 2021

Global Flexibles from Krimpen a/d IJssel will soon be marketing a special vacuum and skin film. A packaging film with proven bacterial inhibition that can ensure a longer shelf life of fish, meat and cheese, and less foo...

Protein from duckweed: from ditch to delicious

13 September 2021

Plant-based and sustainable is the diet of the future. Variety of plant-based proteins in products and ingredients increases. These plant-based proteins have their own unique properties that will help shape products in t...

It's rush hour in protein land

13 September 2021

It cannot have escaped anyone's attention: proteins are, without exaggeration, the centre of attention. No wonder: the world population is growing, in many places prosperity is increasing, which goes hand in hand with in...

RIDLV pleit voor gezondheid in drievoud

13 September 2021

Landbouw heeft enorm bijgedragen aan de voedselzekerheid, de levensverwachting en de welvaart van de sterk gegroeide wereldbevolking. Maar ze berokkent in haar huidige vorm en omvang ook steeds meer schade aan de planeet...