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Over 20 algae species admitted to European market

The Dutch food industry is poised for a significant shift, following the recent addition of over 20 algae species to the EU Novel Food Catalogue. This decision by the European Commission, in collaboration with the compet..

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First evaluation of progress in nitrogen and nature policy

29 February 2024

Since 2021, the Dutch government has made significant strides in enhancing the quality of nature. The effectiveness of the measures taken so far is evident in the first evaluation reports on the nitrogen and nature polic...

Van Loon Group's climate goals approved by SBTi

27 February 2024

Van Loon Group has reached a significant milestone in its sustainability initiatives. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated and approved their CO2 reduction goals for 2030. This marks a major step for...

85% less CO2 emissions for Koopmans with biofuel ship

22 February 2024

Royal Koopmans, renowned for its innovative grain ingredients, has recently launched a notable sustainability initiative. The company is the first in the Netherlands to deploy a ship transporting Nedertarwe, powered by H...

German government releases national food strategy

20 February 2024

Earlier this year, the German government unveiled its inaugural national food strategy, aimed at promoting healthy eating for all citizens. Emphasizing health and sustainability, the strategy comprises various ambitions ...

Validating green claims: transparency for EU firms

19 February 2024

The European Commission took a crucial step on February 14, 2024, by outlining the validation process for environmental marketing claims in response to the growing issue of greenwashing. As an addition to the existing EU...

Stagnation of organic products in Dutch supermarkets 2024

16 February 2024

The recent EKO count by PAN-NL in the five largest Dutch supermarkets shed a critical light on the state of affairs regarding fresh organic produce. With a focus on potatoes, vegetables, and fruit (PVF) on the shelves, t...

Waste Fund advocates for Minister of Circular Economy

15 February 2024

The Waste Fund Packaging has an urgent message for Dutch politics: we need a Minister of Circular Economy. In a recent open letter addressed to the new informateur and the Second Chamber, the fund advocates for a higher ...

The seven key veggie trends for 2024

15 February 2024

The Vegetarian Society predicts seven significant trends in the realm of vegetarian and vegan food for 2024. These trends are rooted in thorough data analysis, including insights from the Vegamonitor by Panelwizard and o...

Week Without Meat & Dairy Supported by 51 Partners

14 February 2024

Support for the National Week Without Meat & Dairy continues to grow, with an impressive 51 partners committing to the campaign this year. Enthusiasm from the food industry remains high, with a wide range of well-kno...

Ireland launches toolkit for sustainable livestock farming

14 February 2024

Ireland, a leading exporter of food and beverages to the Netherlands, has recently introduced an innovative toolkit aimed at promoting sustainability in livestock farming. This toolkit empowers Irish livestock farmers to...

Three Belgian food factories awarded 'Factory of the Future'

14 February 2024

Three prominent food factories in Flanders have recently been honored with the prestigious 'Factory of the Future Awards', presented by Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon (N-VA) and Walloon Vice Minister-President Wil...

AH reduces packaging waste by 20 million kilo

13 February 2024

In 2023, Albert Heijn successfully achieved a reduction of 5.9 million kilograms of packaging material, surpassing its goal to reduce packaging material by 20 million kilograms compared to 2018, two years ahead of schedu...

Vivera launches plant-based mince in a bag

13 February 2024

Vivera makes an innovative move in the Dutch food industry with the launch of Plant-Based Minced Meat in a bag. As a leading producer of plant-based meat substitutes, Vivera focuses on sustainability with this bulk packa...

Empack 2024

12 February 2024

This April 9th, 10th, and 11th, Empack 2024 opens its doors at the Evenementenhal Gorinchem, promising to be another remarkable event. Serving as the leading platform for the packaging industry in the Netherlands, Empack...

Fungi: the Unsung Heroes of Sustainability

12 February 2024

Fungi don't just grow on old loaves of bread; they also hold potential for large-scale sustainable applications such as construction materials, mushroom leather, and meat substitutes. Professor Arthur Ram from Leiden Uni...