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Increasingly positive interest in cultured meat

Cultured meat is in full swing and receiving positive attention from consumers, according to research by ABN AMRO. However, there are still major obstacles to be overcome before cultured meat really finds its way to the ..

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Pieter Pot wants more packaging-free products

03 October 2022

Pieter Pot is running a campaign during October 2022 to invite consumers as well as major players in the food industry to commit more to packaging-free products. Pieter Pot has been campaigning against the use of single-...

Startup launches Coffee without coffee beans

01 October 2022

Dutch startup Northern Wonder launched Coffee Free Coffee on Tuesday 27 September 2022. This new product has the taste and smell of coffee, contains caffeine and is brewed the same way, but contains only non-tropical ing...

ENOUGH produces non-animal protein in new plant

29 September 2022

ENOUGH will open a production facility in Sas van Gent, Zeeland, from October, adding additional capacity to the protein market. One year after construction of the plant began, the Glasgow-based food technology company (...

Brave New Food takes new step towards sustainable food

27 September 2022

Brave New Food is taking a new step in the quest for more healthy and sustainable food products. With the Startup Challenge 2022, the company is calling on their network of both innovative startups and well-established c...

WUR: Share of sustainable food purchases increases

27 September 2022

Consumers spent €9.5 billion on sustainable food in 2021. We are spending more and more on products with sustainability labels like Beter Leven, Organic and Rainforest Alliance. These are the conclusions of the Sustainab...

CSRD affects more and more food companies

22 September 2022

New European directives force large companies to compile and publish their sustainability reports even more sharply. Are these in line with the Paris climate accords and will companies' implementation agendas achieve the...

Fantastic new proteins …and where to find them…

21 September 2022

The protein transition is in full swing. Product developers and food technologists develop innovative ingredients and sustainable products: fantasy becomes reality. But ... how fantastic are they really? How can you keep...

Practical solutions for hygienic wiring

20 September 2022

Hygienic Design products reduce the risk of contamination in the food industry. But how do you tackle this and how do you prevent cables and components from posing a risk to food safety? Jeroen ter Velde, food specialist...

EU aims for only deforestation-free products

14 September 2022

To fight global climate change and biodiversity loss, the European Parliament demands companies ensure that products sold in the EU do not come from deforested or degraded land. The new law would make it obligatory fo...

new recycling programme for paper cups in Europe

14 September 2022

Huhtamaki and Stora Enso have joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe, aims to recycle and capture the value of used paper...

Drink cartons most sustainable way of packaging

13 September 2022

Trade association HEDRA ( consists of Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc) is speaking out following recent reports on the level of sustainability of beverage cartons. Inge Eggermont, director of HEDRA, says: "By using r...

Packaging is the new raw material

09 September 2022

Whether we like it or not, very strict laws and regulations are coming our way in the field of packaging. We find ourselves in the calm before the storm. Warning: DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE if you are a fan of short-sighte...

NVWA pleads for structural changes in the fish chain

07 September 2022

Structural changes are necessary to make the fish chain in the Netherlands sustainable and future-proof. This is evident from the analysis 'De Visketen in Beeld' (The Fish Chain in view). In it, the Dutch Food and Consum...

A veggie burger out of the printer

07 September 2022

Researchers at WUR have developed a process for printing a vegetarian burger. The burger is made up of spaghetti-like threads of protein. In the process hall of the Axis campus building stands a Burger Extrusion Print...

Effective energy savings in steam production

06 September 2022

How do you save energy in the production process? As much as 75% of the potential energy savings in the industrial sector are related to steam installations and engines. This is partly because steam is a very common ener...