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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Thermo King launches Advancer

19 June 2020

Thermo King® announced the Advancer, a groundbreaking new version of the trailer cooling unit, on 18 June 2020. With fully variable airflow, unrivalled fuel efficiency and significantly lower cost of ownership, the Advan...

EU consumers want to eat more sustainably

15 June 2020

How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat? Is the government doing enough to promote sustainable food? Those are some of the questions se...

The relentless energy of Zandbergen World's Finest Meat

15 June 2020

With a brand new building for the Beyond Meat branch, Zandbergen is going for 'best in class' sustainability with RBK Food Projects.  More and more companies involved in the import and trade of meat are making th...

Automatic disinfection

15 June 2020

Simpel Desinfecteren delivers an automated disinfection system. Customers who already use the mobile machines will experience that the system is very effective and extremely user friendly. The fixed wall model now gets a...

From door policy to sustainability policy

15 June 2020

A door seems such a simple element in the company building. But a good door contributes to production speed, hygiene, food and personnel safety and sustainability objectives. "These doors provide good climate control."  ...

The right door for every room

15 June 2020

Chilled, cold or frozen. This infographic shows how EFAFLEX fast and safe doors can be used at practically any point in a food or beverage production, logistics and distribution centre.  The use of an EFAFLEX Hig...