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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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The protein shift: will Europeans change their diet?

11 December 2017

25% of the Europeans expect to eat less meat. Still, the willingness to change is clearly present among some consumers. One out of four European respondents expects to eat less meat in five years time, mainly due to asso...

COV Meat café: Een gedachtewisseling

11 December 2017

Donderdag 7 december 2017 organiseerde COV (Centrale Organisatie voor de Vleessector) de eerste editie van het ‘COV Meat Café. Zet enkele wetenschappers, diverse stakeholders  en afgevaardigden van NGO’s bij elkaar ...

Biodegradable meat packaging

10 October 2017

From mid-October, all the organic meat in the Coop supermarkets in the Netherlands will be packaged in a material that can be disposed of as garden waste. Wim van den Burg, Category Manager Fresh at Coop: “In collaborati...

More sustainable protein production

11 September 2017

Proteins obtained from potatoes, blood plasma and peas retain their functionality even in a less pure form. In fact, sometimes that can even improve the functionality. These are the conclusions of researchers from Wageni...

Verduurzaming varkenssector

11 September 2017

De Producentenorganisatie Varkenshouderij (POV) wil dat het kabinet de varkenshouders de ruimte geeft om de duurzame ambities waar te maken. De verduurzaming in de varkenssector moet het kabinet niet via wet- en regelgev...

Key task: ensuring that the right agriculture is in the right place

11 September 2017

Earlier this year Prof. Dr. Ir. Rudy Rabbinge won the Rachel Carson prize, which is awarded once every five years by VVM, a Dutch network of environmental professionals. From 2001 to 2011, Rudy Rabbinge was a professor a...

Food Waste congres

15 August 2017

De consument gooit meer dan 30% van zijn voeding weg Op woensdag 4 oktober organiseren VerpakkingsManagement en Verpakken een congres over het tegengaan van voedselverspilling en de rol die de verpakking daarin kan sp...

Maatregelen sluiting kunststof verpakkingsketen

15 August 2017

Bij de Europese en Nederlandse ambities om een transitie naar een gesloten grondstoffenkringloop en een circulaire economie te realiseren, vormt het verder sluiten van de kunststof verpakkingsketen een belangrijke uitdag...

Westfort proud of positive response

15 August 2017

In 2016, Westfort Vleesproducten, member of the Netherlands’ Central Organisation for the Meat Sector (COV), welcomed hundreds of visitors to its new slaughterhouse in IJsselstein (Utrecht). Optimum transparency In...

Investments in the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

10 July 2017

ERDF Flanders and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) recently signed an agreement for a EUR9.36 million investment in the context of the IMPACT project. This investment is being funded by the European Regional Developme...

Jan van As: Pioneer in innovation and sustainability

13 June 2017

What started more than 60 years ago as a stall on Amsterdam’s Albert Cuyp market has grown into an impressive business. The company called Versvishandel Jan van As handles over 4,000 tons of fresh fish each year. Sustain...

Winnaar Jaarprijs Goede Voeding 2017

11 April 2017

Albert Heijn/Koninklijke Vezet heeft met de producten Courgette-spaghetti, Bloemkoolrijst en Broccolirijst de Jaarprijs Goede Voeding 2017 gewonnen. Het product kreeg zowel de meeste stemmen van de publieksjury als van d...

From edible paper to marketing tool

11 April 2017

The Dutch village of Oostzaan is home to the world’s only factory that produces edible wafer paper in both sheet and roll form. The product is sold all over the world under the name of Primus Wafer Paper. Thanks to moder...

Innovating to stay ahead

11 April 2017

Aalt Dijkhuizen has been a figurehead for the Dutch agri-food sector at home and abroad for many years. He has been chair of the Top Team Agri & Food since 2014, and on 1 April of this year the Top Team also named hi...

Omission of best-before date

11 April 2017

Waste of food products with a long shelf life, such as rice, pasta, coffee and soup, is reduced by 12 percent if no best-before date is indicated on the packaging. If the best-before date is omitted in combination with t...