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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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Sustainability and food waste in the fishing industry

23 January 2024

A recent conference hosted by the Visfederatie in Wassenaar tackled crucial issues surrounding food consumption and waste. The complexity of environmental, population, and health challenges demands a reevaluation of our ...

The Parliament Adopts New Law Against Greenwashing

19 January 2024

On January 17, 2024, the European Parliament approved a new directive aimed at combating greenwashing and misleading product information. With 593 votes in favor, 21 against, and 14 abstentions, the directive seeks to en...

Organic Agricultural Area Grows Nearly 9 Percent in 2023

18 January 2024

In the past year, the organic agricultural area in the Netherlands has experienced significant growth, according to recent data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). This growth amounted to 6.6 thousand hectares, ...

Charting the Course to a 20% Greener Pork Supply Chain

18 January 2024

In the quest for sustainability, the European Union's pork supply chain is poised for a significant transformation by 2030. With an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 20% in western Europe...

Pringles shifts to recyclable paper packaging

11 January 2024

Pringles is ushering in an environmentally friendly change to its iconic canister. The familiar cylindrical packaging, launched in 1970, is undergoing a transformation with a paper base replacing the traditional metal en...

Upfield Launches Plastic-Free Tub for Plant Butters

09 January 2024

Upfield, a global leader in plant-based foods, has introduced the world's first plastic-free and recyclable paper tub for its plant butters and spreads. Created in collaboration with Footprint, MCC, and Pagès Group, this...

UK Supermarkets Face Plastic Packaging Ban for Fruit and Veg

08 January 2024

The UK government is considering new regulations that could eliminate pre-packed fruit and vegetable packaging in supermarkets. The proposed laws, slated for implementation in 2024, aim to reduce plastic waste by encoura...

Innovation Grant for Gasification of Residual Streams

08 January 2024

Entrepreneurs can apply for DEI+ subsidy starting from February 15, 2024, for demonstration projects focused on the gasification of residual streams, such as organic waste. This innovative approach, where a production fa...

Waste Streams as Raw Material for Food one Step Closer

21 December 2023

The efficient upgrading of food and beverage waste streams receives a boost with the innovative drying technology of Multiphase Dryers. This startup has developed a method that utilizes low-grade residual heat to cost-ef...

The SUP directive remains a dilemma

19 December 2023

In the Netherlands, a staggering 19 million plastic cups and food containers end up in the trash daily after a single use. Recognizing the urgency for change, the European Single-Use Plastics Directive was implemented. T...

Consumer Reluctance towards Organic Food Choice

19 December 2023

Consumers, often out of habit, remain hesitant when it comes to opting for organic food, as revealed by a recent consumer study conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality. Factors such as habitual...

Biodiversity in the Supermarket: Do We Truly Consider It?

13 December 2023

Do products fly off the shelves when they are produced in a way that positively impacts biodiversity? Or does the consumer remain indifferent? Communication scientists Julia Shen and Marijn Poortvliet from Wageningen Uni...

Net Congestion and its Impact on Businesses

13 December 2023

Despite maintaining a stable electricity consumption compared to a decade ago, the Netherlands is grappling with severe net congestion. This congestion is hindering opportunities for new establishments and expansions of ...

Vergeer and adapa develop innovative cheese packaging

12 December 2023

Vergeer, a leading Dutch cheese supplier, and adapa, a specialized packaging company, join forces to create an innovative cheese packaging that not only catches the eye on the refrigerated shelf but also meets strict req...

UV Light: Unlocking the Potential of Circular Polymers

12 December 2023

In the pursuit of a sustainable circular economy, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is delving into the ULTRADREAM project, investigating the development of biobased renewable polymers with inherent biodegradabi...