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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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FNLI: Climate deal threatens sustainability of food sector

25 August 2023

The recently announced increases in the energy tax on gas and the proposed levies from the additional climate package threaten to hamper the sustainability efforts of food manufacturers. FNLI calls on the outgoing cabine...

WUR: Strip cropping demands flexibility from food processors

24 August 2023

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has published revealing findings after studying three wheat harvests produced from strip cropping. It turns out that while strip-grown wheat is not inferior to commercial varieties...

Are eco-labels the key to sustainable meat consumption?

22 August 2023

In today's ever-evolving market, NGOs and companies have been spotlighting the environmental attributes of products to empower consumers. However, the lack of a standardized method often creates confusion. Recent researc...

Ten corporate caterers go plant-based

21 August 2023

Ten leading corporate caterers have announced plans to expand their range of plant-based products, in partnership with the Wakker Dier campaign. By 2030, the goal is that at caterers such as Appèl, Markies Catering and V...

LTO calls for sustainable transition agricultural sector

14 August 2023

In the run-up to the Dutch parliamentary elections on November 22, 2023, LTO has made a specific request to political parties. They demand an election program that encourages and supports the agricultural sector in their...

Double threat to fish stocks

09 August 2023

The North Atlantic is undergoing extreme heat waves, with water temperatures similar to those of a hot tub. This warming could threaten fish stocks worldwide, especially if the announced El Niño season causes similar eff...

Nordic countries unveil bold new dietary guidelines

08 August 2023

Recently, the Nordic Council of Ministers proudly unveiled the latest edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) – a groundbreaking guideline that champions a harmonious balance between individual health and p...

Climate neutrality in the food sector: all hands on deck

08 August 2023

Food companies play a crucial role in achieving Dutch climate goals. According to the FNLI, climate and energy are the biggest challenges. Green power alone is insufficient to achieve climate neutrality.  Besides...

88% of all packaging recycled and reused

08 August 2023

The Netherlands is once again proving its commitment to sustainability, with a remarkable increase in recycled and reused packaging from 80% in 2021 to 88% in 2022, according to the latest report from the Dutch Waste Fun...

Reward score for farmers launched in France

07 August 2023

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty has launched a pilot of the "Remunera score," a new score that reflects the remuneration of agricultural producers on products. The pilot was set up for a five-year...

EU adopts new Sustainability Reporting Standards

02 August 2023

The European Commission has announced the adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), a comprehensive framework to guide large companies and listed entities, excluding micro-enterprises, in report...

Plea for balanced reporting on livestock farming

28 July 2023

More than 1,000 scientists are making a case against the one-sided and negative reporting on livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption. According to Professor Frédéric Leroy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, who ...

Sustainability industry under pressure after scrapping IKC

27 July 2023

FME, the interest association of technology companies in the Netherlands, has expressed concerns about the Dutch government's recent abolition of the European IKC scheme. This Indirect Cost Compensation (IKC) scheme comp...

Hessing and Groendus realize most sustainable factory in EU

21 July 2023

Hessing Supervers and Groendus have jointly achieved a milestone with Europe's most sustainable fresh produce factory. The new factory has 11,988 solar panels and is located in a grid-congested area, where returning elec...

Mondi invests in high barrier paper-based packaging

20 July 2023

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing €16 million in new technology to produce a new packaging range called FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate. This ultra-high barrier paper-based solution for food me...