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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 ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Schouten Europe introduces vegetable fish fillets

16 January 2023

Substitutes for fish are booming. The number of introductions in supermarkets in Western Europe has grown exponentially in the last two years. This is why Schouten Europe is introducing a vegetable fish fillet in January...

Alternative proteins constitute a quarter of all food by 2040

16 January 2023

At least a quarter of all food could be produced from alternative proteins by 2040. This was one of the findings of a survey commissioned by machinery and plant manufacturer GEA of 1,000 chefs in eleven countries. These ...

Sustainability claims: Get it right

12 January 2023

Better for the planet! A more sustainable choice! If you develop or market a sustainable food product, as an entrepreneur you will naturally want to mention this on the packaging and in advertising. However, there are mo...

Foodservice market 2022: €5.8 billion growth

10 January 2023

FoodService Instituut Nederland (FSIN) reported at the annual FSIN Brunch conference during the Horecava that the turnover of food service companies had increased by more than 40%, to a turnover of €19.1 billion. Despite...