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Cultivated meat to be grown on farms across Europe?

RESPECTfarms kicks off a feasibility research to enable farmers to grow meat directly from animal cells, on their existing farms. With investment from both European governments, NGOs, and industry partners, they will hav..

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Plasticbesparend verpakken van groente en fruit

31 January 2023

Als reactie op de trend in duurzaam verpakken zet MULTIVAC, haar plasticbesparende verpakkingsoplossingen op de komende beurs Fruit Logistica in de schijnwerpers. Van 8 tot 10 februari 2023 laten zij op meer dan 250 vier...

Eerste gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten van start

27 January 2023

De Noord-Brabantse gemeente Altena is het toneel van de eerste Nederlandse gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten. Bij supermarkten, scholen en restaurants worden interventies getest om de lokale bevolking te stimuleren vake...

Plastics Europe prevents pellet loss in the environment

26 January 2023

Plastics Europe, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe, and EuPC, the association of European Plastics Converters, announced the launch of the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) harmonised European certification ...

Record value of agricultural exports and imports in 2022

24 January 2023

The value of Dutch exports of agricultural goods rose to 122 billion euros in 2022. The import value also reached a record high of 88 billion euros. In percentage terms, the import value increased more than the export va...

Moonen Packaging achieves B Corp certification

23 January 2023

Moonen Packaging may call itself 'B Corporation' since December 2022: an impactful company that shows that, as a business, you can make social and sustainable impact and be a commercially successful company. The B Corp c...

Aged meat not riskier than fresh meat

23 January 2023

Aged meat does not pose any additional risks compared to fresh meat if it is aged under controlled conditions, EFSA experts concluded in a scientific opinion released recently. “Aged meat has risen in popularity in re...

Consumers spend 36% more on organic products in 2022

23 January 2023

Consumers spent 36% more on organic products in 2022, according to a new GfK analysis on 2022, presented at the Biobeurs. Total organic sales amounted to €1.4 billion. Sales of organic fresh produce grew 41% in 2022. ...

Total copper intakes below new safe level

23 January 2023

Combined exposure to copper from all sources does not pose health concerns for the EU population, say EFSA’s scientific experts. Excessive copper retention in the body over time could be toxic for humans, especially t...

Dutch economy lags in sustainability

23 January 2023

16.5 per cent of the Dutch business sector is sustainable. This is according to the New Economy Index 2023 (NEx), the figure that MVO Netherlands assigns annually to the sustainability of the Dutch economy. This puts the...

No VAT measure to stimulate organic food

20 January 2023

The government has no concrete plans yet to influence the price difference between conventional and organic. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced this at the Biobeurs. A VAT reduction on organic...

Eosta saves 50 millionth plastic packaging

20 January 2023

In late 2016, Eosta (under brand name Nature & More) was the first in Europe to start applying laser technology to fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Eosta called it natural branding, as a way to save stickers and p...

HAK switches to organic

19 January 2023

HAK wants to switch completely to organic cultivation for all vegetables and pulses from the Netherlands by 2027. This is stated in HAK's 'Green Field Plan', an action plan that the vegetable and legume manufacturer is f...

Foodvalley launches online agri-food network Foodleap

19 January 2023

A qualified network is essential for the growth of your business. However, finding quality contacts can be difficult and time consuming. Social media often overwhelms you with possible contacts, but many are not relevant...

Safe preservation of meat and meat substitutes without nitrite

17 January 2023

The technologists of TOP bv from Wageningen have licensed a patent on a process that prevents the growth of the ‘botulism bacteria’ Clostridium botulinum in meat, meat substitute and hybride products without having to us...

Beans & Fermentation: a winning combination?

17 January 2023

The 'Further with protein-rich crops from nearby' project delves into the potential of fermentation, for processing protein-rich crops from the Netherlands. A regional project to process and market locally grown beans vi...