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Cultivated meat to be grown on farms across Europe?

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..

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Plasticbesparend verpakken van groente en fruit

31 January 2023

Als reactie op de trend in duurzaam verpakken zet MULTIVAC, haar plasticbesparende verpakkingsoplossingen op de komende beurs Fruit Logistica in de schijnwerpers. Van 8 tot 10 februari 2023 laten zij op meer dan 250 vier...

Eerste gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten van start

27 January 2023

De Noord-Brabantse gemeente Altena is het toneel van de eerste Nederlandse gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten. Bij supermarkten, scholen en restaurants worden interventies getest om de lokale bevolking te stimuleren vake...

Plastics Europe prevents pellet loss in the environment

26 January 2023

Plastics Europe, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe, and EuPC, the association of European Plastics Converters, announced the launch of the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) harmonised European certification ...

Moonen Packaging achieves B Corp certification

23 January 2023

Moonen Packaging may call itself 'B Corporation' since December 2022: an impactful company that shows that, as a business, you can make social and sustainable impact and be a commercially successful company. The B Corp c...

Dutch economy lags in sustainability

23 January 2023

16.5 per cent of the Dutch business sector is sustainable. This is according to the New Economy Index 2023 (NEx), the figure that MVO Netherlands assigns annually to the sustainability of the Dutch economy. This puts the...

No VAT measure to stimulate organic food

20 January 2023

The government has no concrete plans yet to influence the price difference between conventional and organic. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced this at the Biobeurs. A VAT reduction on organic...

Eosta saves 50 millionth plastic packaging

20 January 2023

In late 2016, Eosta (under brand name Nature & More) was the first in Europe to start applying laser technology to fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Eosta called it natural branding, as a way to save stickers and p...

HAK switches to organic

19 January 2023

HAK wants to switch completely to organic cultivation for all vegetables and pulses from the Netherlands by 2027. This is stated in HAK's 'Green Field Plan', an action plan that the vegetable and legume manufacturer is f...

Beans & Fermentation: a winning combination?

17 January 2023

The 'Further with protein-rich crops from nearby' project delves into the potential of fermentation, for processing protein-rich crops from the Netherlands. A regional project to process and market locally grown beans vi...

Sustainability claims: Get it right

12 January 2023

Better for the planet! A more sustainable choice! If you develop or market a sustainable food product, as an entrepreneur you will naturally want to mention this on the packaging and in advertising. However, there are mo...

More money for energy-efficient investments in 2023

02 January 2023

Entrepreneurs will have more opportunities to invest in energy-efficient technologies with tax benefits in 2023. This year, €249 million is available for this purpose through the Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) scheme....

QMRP: gamechanger in plastic recycling

27 December 2022

Scientists of TNO working on Circular Plastics have been using chemistry and polymer science to develop an innovative quality model, which translates the material properties of a plastic to a value. It then suggests the ...

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 ...

Wonder product from mushroom waste

27 December 2022

What remains after a mushroom harvest can be perfectly used as source of bioactive material. This is not only good news for mushroom growers, but it is also good news for companies producing medical supplies. The chitin ...

Agrifood initiative: 'learning to create value in food chains'

19 December 2022

A number of large food companies are jointly launching a 'value creation in food chains' course. A widely supported initiative from within the chain with the aim of bringing all stakeholders in the chain closer together ...