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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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Commodity prices show upward trend

11 April 2017

There has been strong variation in the trends for commodity prices over the past three months. Prices for energy (oil, gas) fell steeply, while the prices for agricultural raw materials (wheat, coffee, corn) and metals (...

Evides industriewater, uw waterpartner

06 March 2017

Water is een essentieel onderdeel van veel producten en processen. Evides Industriewater maakt betrouwbaar proceswater voor de voedingsindustrie. Of het nu gaat om water dat wordt gebruikt voor het wassen en transportere...

Join the challenge against climate change

06 March 2017

During Biofach – Europe’s largest trade show dedicated to organic food – Wessanen launched the ‘Organic food against climate change’ challenge. Aimed at having a positive impact on the global food system and climate chan...

Need for flexibility and durable quality

06 March 2017

Thanks to the economic upswing, suppliers of packaging and labelling machines for the Dutch food processing industry have the wind at their back. However, that doesn’t mean that customers are so eager to spend money that...

Brilliant business models in food

07 February 2017

Food will be one of society’s biggest challenges in the future. There are several aspects to that challenge; on the one hand the aim is to produce healthy and sustainable food, and on the other the challenge lies in keep...

COV launches Future Vision for the Meat Sector

07 February 2017

The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for the Meat Sector (COV) presented its vision of the future at the end of December 2016. The organisation is keen for Dutch society to once again take pride in a sector that is lead...

A sustainable relationship

07 February 2017

In the Netherlands, ‘doing business sustainably’ is usually synonymous with ‘corporate social responsibility (CSR)’ which has nowadays become the essential standard for businesses in 2017. MVO Nederland, the Dutch CSR...

Ten million kilos of tomatoes thanks to geothermal heat

07 February 2017

The company Duijvestijn Tomaten in Pijnacker does business as sustainably as possible, such as by using geothermal energy to heat its greenhouses. Director Ted Duijvestijn explains how this innovation came about. “Ene...

Sustainability in agri-food

07 February 2017

Today, society takes a more critical view of food manufacturing companies than ever before. Most election manifestos not only underline the importance of a food policy, but also believe that the policy should be closely ...

'Better product composition has an effect for everyone’

07 February 2017

Jantine Schuit is head of the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services of the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and a professor of health promotion and policy at VU ...

‘Food industry must support farmers’

07 February 2017

With forecast sales growth of 7% per year, the future for organic food in the Netherlands looks rosy. However, this growth depends on more farmers making the transition to organic production, and that cannot be taken for...

Biodegradable plastic by 2025

07 February 2017

Unilever has announced its intention for all its plastic packaging to be completely reusable, recyclable or compostable by around 2025. In doing so, the food manufacturing giant calls for the entire, rapidly growing sect...

Ambitious targets

07 February 2017

Lamb Weston/Meijer, a leading manufacturer of high-quality potato products, is well on the way to achieving its sustainability targets for 2020. Compared to the benchmark year of 2008, the company uses 21 percent less en...

Efficiency gains thanks to new building

07 February 2017

The company called Aan de Stegge Twello has reached an agreement relating to the new-build project for Hems/Fortuna in Oss. Hems BV and its subsidiary Fortuna BV are specialised in the supply of a wide range of meat prod...

A journey through the chain

07 February 2017

According to the Dutch private sector and the government, it is time to take important steps forward in improving the transparency of our food chain in order to safeguard the Netherlands’ future as an agri-food nation.&n...