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New offensive against packaging waste

State Secretary Van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with producers, is launching a new offensive against packaging waste. She wrote this to the House of Representatives on Thursday 2 July. The ..

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Less food waste during corona crisis

03 July 2020

A quarter of the households in the Netherlands said they wasted less food during the COVID-19 crisis than before. An online survey of 1,500 consumers, conducted by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and the Dutch Nu...

Ambition increase Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables Barometer

03 July 2020

With the independent quality mark 'Barometer Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables', wholesalers can demonstrate that they are doing business in a more sustainable way. Criteria are sustainable business operations and the p...

Marjolein Brasz: new Managing Director Foodvalley NL

03 July 2020

The Netherlands is incredibly well positioned to play an important role in the global transition to a sustainable food system. We have ample experience and knowledge, and an excellent reputation. As we are used to collab...

TU/e and Marel work together in new AI lab

02 July 2020

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has set up a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab together with four industrial partners, including Marel. The aim of this lab is to improve decision-making in production and mai...

Smart Food Alliance: Ten-point plan food system

02 July 2020

Sustainable and healthy food at a fair price is within reach, this is what the Smart Food Alliance states in their 10-point plan. Smart Food Alliance: "Our members are committed to making our food system future-proof. Th...

Growth food sector limits shrink logistics sector

02 July 2020

In the first half of 2020, approximately one million m² of logistics real estate was leased or pre-let. This is a decrease of 17% compared to the same period in 2019. This decline is limited, mainly due to strong growth ...

Fiscal incentives for a healthier food system

01 July 2020

Firm price incentives are necessary to make the population more vital and resilient, according to the Transition Coalition Food. The coalition wants healthy food to become cheaper while highly processed and industrially ...

Main Industry moves to spring 2021

30 June 2020

Due to the coronavirus, a lot has changed in recent months. For example, all events at the beginning of March were cancelled and suspended at least until 1 September due to government measures. In the meantime, quite a f...

Aan de Stegge: new building Royal Smilde Bakery Edam

29 June 2020

Aan de Stegge Twello reached agreement with Royal Smilde Bakery for the turnkey realisation of a new head office with production hall on the Hamerstraat in Edam. Construction will start in week 40. Need for new constr...

NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

29 June 2020

Astringency is an well-known aspect (some may call it a defect) of the taste of red wine, green tea and many types of fruit (e.g. grapes, bananas, persimmon). This ‘classical’ type of astringency has been shown by resear...

Easyfairs very excited about reopening fairs

26 June 2020

Trade fair organiser Easyfairs Netherlands reacts very pleased to the news that trade fairs can continue from 1 July. The Dutch government announced this at the press conference on 25 June 2020. In this press conference ...

Dutch food system in 2050: healthy and circular

25 June 2020

Under the leadership of Imke de Boer (Professor of Animal Production Systems) and Evelien de Olde (researcher Animal Production Systems) of Wageningen University & Research, a team of farmers, representatives of natu...

HAK: Vegetable and local becomes the 'Green Normal'

22 June 2020

The Netherlands would benefit if it were to switch more quickly to sustainable, local cultivation methods, shorter supply chains, and a more vegetarian diet in which vegetables and legumes from the season play the main r...

Ongoing growth in more sustainable food

22 June 2020

Total turnover in food in Dutch supermarkets grew by 4.2% in 2019. Turnover in food products with independent quality marks grew much more strongly, by 26%. This is shown by figures from the Retail Quality Mark Monitor o...

25% market share for local food

22 June 2020

"It is possible to achieve a 25% market share of local food within five years," says Drees Peter van den Bosch, chairman of the Taskforce Korte Keten on the basis of the report 'More food from the short chain'. Currently...