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GEA's first mobile test centre for New Food

Do you want to generate proof-of-concept without investing in your own pilot plant? This is now possible with the complete, mobile and modular industrial test units from GEA. For testing various products in cultivation a..

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Inflation blocks sustainability in food sector

24 May 2022

In the coming years, food companies must do more to improve working conditions in international supply chains and to limit environmental damage, due to legislation. At the same time, there is a lot of pressure from custo...

WWF: 'Europe should produce less food'

24 May 2022

The EU imports vastly more food than it exports and our food consumption has a detrimental impact on the planet – but there is appetite for change. Despite being the world's largest exporter of agri-food products in e...

NoPalm Ingredients wins Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award 2022

20 May 2022

This year's Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award (RDI) 2022 in the food transition category went to NoPalm Ingredients, a sustainable alternative to palm oil. Rabobank rewarded the winner with a EUR 20,000 prize and partici...

Meat substitutes from Dutch field beans

19 May 2022

Most producers of plant-based meat replacements use soy imported from South or North America as a source of protein. ME-AT the Alternative, a subsidiary of Vion, is the first company in the sector to opt for a local appr...

UU commits to transition to local food

17 May 2022

Lokaal eten, voedsel dat geproduceerd is in je eigen regio, en de korte keten, producten van de boer naar burger of restaurant, zijn in opkomst, maar de omvang is nog zeer beperkt. Terwijl het veel meer de standaard moet...

Decades of sustainability labels. What now?

17 May 2022

Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic, Bird Friendly... certificeringslabels die duurzaamheid garanderen van producten als koffie en chocolade. Maar hoe duurzaam zijn ze? Is het betalen van een eerlijke prijs aan de bo...

India bans wheat exports, grain prices rise

16 May 2022

Due to heat waves, the grain harvest in India has declined sharply and grain prices have risen enormously. The government in India has therefore decided to ban the export of wheat from the country. This is expected to pu...

Foodsafe and sustainable: does it go together?

16 May 2022

Making the cleaning process more sustainable requires some rethinking. Start by looking at your process and the resources you use with different eyes. Find that you can already realise (sustainability) gains with a few s...

Recyclable barrier packaging now a reality

16 May 2022

The food chain is facing major packaging challenges and is looking for more sustainable solutions. For example, for a new material with the same good properties as laminated versions, but which is recyclable.  Wh...

BEAT 'M All Slicer by Sleegers Technique starts a revolution

16 May 2022

The Beatle, the car with rounded shapes is known worldwide. Will the new Beat 'm All Slicer achieve the same fame? That is the aim of inventor Huub Sleegers. A road that took ten years, but became truth at LaBoucherie an...

Higher rates for difficult recyclable packaging

12 May 2022

In order to further encourage the use of easily recyclable packaging, the Packaging Waste Fund (Afvalfonds Verpakkingen) will increase the fee paid by companies for the collection and recycling of their packaging for dif...

Week Without Meat & Dairy more impactful than ever

12 May 2022

1 in 5 Dutch people (19%) took part in the fifth edition of the National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022. This is the highest number of participants since the start of the annual campaign in 2018. New this year was th...

Protein transition: lack of focus on equity

10 May 2022

Protein transition is not just about eating less meat. It is also about equal distribution around the world. ‘Right now the focus on equitability is missing’, says Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life. Pyett...

The link between micronutrients and food choice

09 May 2022

Many reports show that non-human animals have the ability to select foods based on their micronutrient (nutrients of which we need only a small amount to function) composition. However, it is unclear whether humans also ...

Turmoil in sustainability of the food chain

04 May 2022

The World Bank warns that we are in for a long period of high food prices as a result of the war in Ukraine. After the peak in 2022, it will take years before the prices of grain, palm oil, energy and fertilisers return ...