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Search for balance in ingredients

Less sugar, salt and fat – more natural products and ingredients. Less meat and other animal proteins – more vegetal alternatives. Fewer pesticides and CO2 emission – more attention to nature and the climate. All in all,..

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Consumptie groente en fruit stagneert

16 September 2019

Sinds de verhoging van het lage btw-tarief begin dit jaar, is de consumptie van groente en fruit gestagneerd. Supermarkten verkochten 2% minder vers fruit en slechts 1% meer verse groenten. Ongeveer 18% van de consumente...

Kan transparantie gezonde keuzes stimuleren?

16 September 2019

De Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en Wageningen University & Research zijn een onderzoeksproject gestart met vrijwel alle supermarkten in Nederland. Het onderzoek ‘Transparant gezond & duurzaam’ richt zich op interv...

Start proeftuin kringlooplandbouw

13 September 2019

InsectoCycle gaat van start met de proeftuin FeedBackFarm. Dit doen zij in samenwerking met kaas- en zuivelboerderij Kuiper. De bouw van de proeftuin is begonnen en zal 28 februari geopend worden. Het doel van deze proef...

Time and distance

10 September 2019

To me, holidays are taking time to sit down and reflect. At such a moment when I am not considering past or future, at least not further than our meal tonight, my son asks me: ‘Why do the beans we eat come all the way fr...

Improvement of the structure of plant-based proteins

10 September 2019

An increased awareness of sustainability, concern over the climate and personal health are drivers for the replacement of animal proteins with plant-based proteins, and the development of new products. Challenging, since...

Shelf space for the food of the future at LIDL

10 September 2019

Burgers of tomato surpluses, bitterbals of circularly grown oyster mushrooms and muesli of saved peanuts. These and other sustainable products, coming from start-ups, were on the shelves of Lidl last summer. A next step ...

Share of meat substitutes continues to grow

03 September 2019

The number of meat substitutes sold in supermarkets has increased by 51 percent since 2017. This increase is at the expense of the sale of real meat. That's what research agency IRI reports. Since 2016, the number of veg...

Meet Jack and Bolscher start vegan jackfruit revolution

02 September 2019

Vegan startup Meet Jack and Bolscher 'meer dan vlees' are working together in the production and sale of vegan jackfruit products as of September 1st 2019. Meet Jack is an innovative food startup and has been working ...

Diviande introduces FiftyFifty, best of both worlds

02 September 2019

Under the brand name FiftyFifty, Diviande / Jan Zandbergen offers an innovative range of products, made up of 50% meat and 50% vegetables. FiftyFifty is a wonderful option for consumers seeking to strike the right balanc...

Ministry leaves choice of vegetable or animal food to citizen

01 September 2019

The government aims for a good and healthy balance in the ratio of animal and vegetable proteins in the diet of the consumer, without restricting the freedom of choice of the citizen. That is what Minister Schouten of Ag...

Reaction Nevedi: Facts about soy in animal feed

30 August 2019

The media are currently discussing the use of soya in animal feed. This was prompted by the recent fires in the Amazon. Not all discussions are factual. There appears to be little knowledge about soy imports into the Net...

Lack of throw-away info obstacle for recycling

29 August 2019

Consumers find it difficult to determine in which waste bin the packaging should be put.  Strikingly often, on almost half of the packaging, there is no information at all about which waste bin it should be thrown i...

Chicken protein without chicken!

27 August 2019

A vegetable-based chicken protein based on a fungus can make the use of eggs in the food industry unnecessary. Within a few years FunGeneX, a subsidiary of BioscienZ, wants to launch the product on the market.  C...

ASN Bank World Award seeks smart ideas

21 August 2019

A dream, brilliant idea or concrete business plan? Starting entrepreneurs, with a smart idea for a better world, can sign up for the competition for sustainable start-ups in the Netherlands as of this week. The ASN Bank ...

There are many short chains in Holland

20 August 2019

Without noticing, there are many short-chain products in the supermarket, more than many people think. Jan Willem van der Schans, researcher at Wageningen University and Research, has done research on this subject. Accor...