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The smart food factory of the future

The resources we have at our disposal to feed the world are limited. How can new chip and digital technologies contribute to a society where everyone in the Netherlands has access to healthy and sustainably produced food..

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New platform improves European cooperation on food safety

05 March 2021

Climate-neutral production, closing food cycles: the change to a circular economy requires new agreements, legislation and risk assessments to guarantee food safety. Sometimes the current European food safety system fail...

Growth EU seaweed market leads to cultivation at wind farms

04 March 2021

Europeans are eating more and more seaweed and this is leading to a strong growth of the European seaweed market. It currently accounts for €840 million, compared to a world market of €8.4 billion. By 2030, the turnover ...

Innovation platform aims to make vegetable concepts succeed

03 March 2021

Together with The Food Foundry, an organization that supports promising food start-ups with scale-up and route-to-market, HAS initiated the Innovation Platform Vegetables. Recently 2 new partners were welcomed: corporate...

Grant to improve short supply chains

03 March 2021

There are many initiatives in Gelderland that ensure that food reaches the consumer's plate with a maximum of one intermediate step. In order to further enhance the cooperation between these initiatives, the province is ...

ProVeg: consumers want more plant-based, politics lag behind

02 March 2021

With the upcoming Dutch elections all political parties have their election programs ready again. For ProVeg the perfect moment to clarify that the plans of our government could be a bit more ambitious. Because, as resea...

Arla Foods brings first climate-neutral dairy to market

01 March 2021

With the introduction of Arla organic climate neutral, Arla Foods brings the first climate neutral dairy to the Dutch market. To this end, Arla Foods is reducing greenhouse gas emissions at various points in the chain. I...

Assortment of Maaslander completely vegetarian

01 March 2021

The entire Maaslander assortment will be completely vegetarian. Maaslander has also reached another milestone: it is the first player in the cheese category to switch to fully recyclable plastic packaging, which contains...

Dutch fisheries are becoming more sustainable

16 February 2021

Approximately 80% of the Dutch fishery participates in the MSC program for sustainable fishing. And once recognized by the MSC label, fisheries continue to work towards further sustainability. This is shown in the report...

German trust in Dutch food demands attention

12 February 2021

A majority of German consumers trust that imported food from the Netherlands is safe, according to research by ABN AMRO, conducted by Panelwizard. That confidence is lower when it comes to how sustainably these products ...

Lidl opens most sustainable supermarket in Holland

10 February 2021

Lidl opens a new, very spacious 5-star BREEAM certified store on Wednesday 10 February 2021. This new store is the first supermarket in the Netherlands with the 'outstanding' certificate and therefore the most sustainabl...

ISO launches proposal for new committee on food waste

09 February 2021

Denmark has submitted a proposal to ISO for a new committee to work on reducing food waste. The goal is to provide organizations with a tool to demonstrate the reduction of food waste in an unambiguous and systematic way...

Brave New Food: "We want to connect, accelerate, innovate"

08 February 2021

The transition to more sustainable and healthier food, to minimize climate change and pressure on healthcare, must accelerate. That's what the founders of the new platform Brave New Food believe. They want to boost that ...

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...

The national protein strategy

08 February 2021

In 2018, the European Commission asked all member states to shape a national protein strategy to become less dependent on import flows as a European Union. In December, the Dutch version, the National Protein Strategy (N...

RedStar takes significant step in reducing plastic

08 February 2021

Tomato specialist RedStar has succeeded in further reducing the amount of plastic used for supermarket packaging. By expanding a special production line, even more tomatoes can now be packed: in thin plastic trays instea...