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Cloetta's New Electric Factory Sparks Debate

In the town of Roosendaal, Netherlands, Cloetta, a well-known confectionery manufacturer, has stirred a bit of controversy with its recent decision to fully electrify its new factory. This factory, associated with popula..

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Ancient fermentation meets modern plant-based cheese

12 October 2023

Imagine biting into a cheese that's not only delicious but also sustainable, made entirely from plants. Thanks to the innovative techniques adopted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen, this dream is becoming a ...

EU takes action on packaging waste reduction

11 October 2023

The European landscape for packaging waste is set to undergo a significant transformation. The European Union is championing the 'Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation', with plans to introduce sweeping changes next y...

WWF: the Food Pyramid urgently requires an update

06 October 2023

Do you know what's on your plate? Its impact on our planet? Our current eating habits are a central concern in the latest research from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-NL). The findings? We're tangled up in sustainability i...

Green promises, no actions in supermarkets

05 October 2023

Although supermarkets claim to prioritize sustainability, there appears to be a stark contrast between their aspirations and their actual deeds. The 'Green Superlist 2023', published by think-tank Questionmark in collabo...

Yelloway: bananas with enhanced resistance and lower emissions

05 October 2023

Imagine a banana that's not only more resistant to diseases but also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions. Chiquita, a titan in the banana industry, is achieving just this with their groundbreaking Yelloway initiative. ...

Innovations in Zeeland: deep-sea wine and a sea-based protein

03 October 2023

On October 3, 2023, the Provincial Executive made an exciting announcement: four projects in Zeeland received a significant financial boost through the 'Zeeland in Acceleration' program. Together, they share a staggering...

Unilever achieves results with regenerative agriculture

03 October 2023

Imagine a world where agriculture doesn't just produce food, but also plays a part in healing our planet. Unilever is turning this vision into reality, now unveiling the promising results of its regenerative agriculture ...

Waste Fund rewards sustainable packaging choices

02 October 2023

The Waste Fund Packaging revealed on 2 October a new approach, "Rate Differentiation 2.0," to encourage manufacturers and importers to use recycled plastic in their packaging. This innovative system aims to close the pac...

The Netherlands is leading importer of deforestation products

28 September 2023

In a recent report from the CBS, it is revealed that the Netherlands is at the forefront as the EU's leading importer of products linked to deforestation. The Dutch food industry is the primary user. From soybeans to pal...

What we truly think about sustainable food

28 September 2023

Milieu Centraal recently released the 'Sustainability Life Monitor 2023'. This report provides a clear and in-depth understanding of the attitudes and actions of the Dutch regarding sustainability. Crucial for the food i...

Dutch hospitals strive for healthy and sustainable food

27 September 2023

With the innovative program 'Taste Good Care', Dutch hospitals are setting a new standard for healthy and sustainable nutrition. Central to this initiative is not just the food offering, but the entire meal system. Th...

From meat to fish: Sustainability drives choice

26 September 2023

More and more Dutch people are consciously opting for fish over meat due to environmental considerations, as revealed by recent findings from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)...

What technology is needed to grow insects?

26 September 2023

Cultivating mealworms: Equans Refrigeration outlines the requirements for a cultivation installation. With the increasing demand for alternative proteins, insect farming is becoming increasingly lucrative. Gert Boersm...

The complexity of processed Food: environment vs. health

25 September 2023

Recent health trends are steering us towards unprocessed foods, but what if opting for that healthy snack actually leaves a bigger footprint on our planet? Research conducted by Reina Vellinga, a researcher at RIVM, unve...

EU bans greenwashing and boosts product guarantees

22 September 2023

The EU Parliament has struck a provisional agreement on updated rules aimed at eliminating misleading advertisements and supplying consumers with improved information on product longevity. This understanding seeks to ...