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Construction: Important considerations for food entrepreneurs

You want to expand or renovate. So, you decide to build! Once you’ve made that decision, questions start arising. What materials will you choose? Are they sustainable? How does this choice affect fire safety? What about ..

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UPCycled4Food: upcycled food as the new normal

19 June 2024

On June 18, Foodvalley launched the Upcycled4Food initiative during the international conference "Towards Halving Food Waste in Europe". Alongside a group of frontrunners from the agrifood sector, the ambition was expres...

Dutch food industry: record sales yet in crisis mode

19 June 2024

Entrepreneurs in the Dutch food industry find themselves in crisis mode despite record sales. This is evident from the latest FSIN Food500, published biennially by the FoodService Instituut Nederland (FSIN). The revenue ...

Social impact of food transition on farmers and fishers

18 June 2024

The food transition is putting significant pressure on agriculture and fisheries to change. Two scientists from Wageningen University & Research examined the impact of these changes on farmers, fishers, and their com...

Online edition June 2024: Construnction | Cooling and freezing

17 June 2024

Once you decide to start a construction or renovation project, questions arise. What materials will you choose? Are they sustainable? What does that mean for fire safety? Where will you get your power f...

Renewable energy: what food companies can already do now

17 June 2024

The energy transition presents many challenges. It is no different in the food industry. Fortunately, there are several pragmatic steps for more sustainable energy management, according to Peter Bleeker from Groenbalans ...

Column Pieter Vos: Give it a chance

17 June 2024

A right-wing cabinet is about to take office. The - mainly left-wing - media are reacting extremely critically; columns and opinion pieces are filled with negativity. There's nothing wrong with asking critical questions,...

Famalco House: a home for the logistics sector

17 June 2024

Heilaar-Noord in Prinsenbeek now features a new landmark: an iconic warehouse with a modern and contemporary look, Famalco House, constructed by Willy Naessens Netherlands. This project fulfills a long-held dream of the ...

A future-fit digital food paradise

17 June 2024

Climate change is leading to uncertainties in crop yields and challenges in the logistics chain, while the global population is growing and the demand for food is increasing. Greater efficiency and the prevention of wast...

Energy storage is key to reducing CO2 footprint

17 June 2024

In the pursuit of both sustainability and cost efficiency in the energy transition, storage appears to be the perfect match. This solution is often mentioned in conjunction with renewable energy sources such as solar and...

Accelerating the protein transition together

17 June 2024

Join scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) to explore the exciting possibilities of the protein transition and the future of sustainable food technology. Attend the 3rd Conference on Science and Tech...

Increasing electrification drives innovations

17 June 2024

Production processes need to become more sustainable and should no longer depend on gas only. Both European and national regulations are increasingly pushing for emission-free operations. What are the biggest challenges ...

Dutch hospitals pioneer with 3D printed food

14 June 2024

Two hospitals in Brabant have taken a groundbreaking step in healthcare. Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven and the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital are now offering 3D printed food to specific patient groups. This initiati...

‘Cultivated meat as an ingredient for plant-based alternatives’

13 June 2024

Cultivated meat companies are shifting their strategies to reduce production costs. "Startups initially aimed to produce real meat without expanding livestock numbers. This was meant to reduce animal suffering and CO2 em...

WHO warns of health risks from ultra-processed foods

13 June 2024

A recent report from the WHO Regional Office for Europe reveals the harmful impact of four major industries on public health in Europe and Central Asia. These sectors, which include tobacco, alcohol, fossil fuels, and ul...

Quality and innovation: Dutch Truffle in the food industry

11 June 2024

Truffles, delicious fresh truffles for everyone. Dutch Truffle was founded in 2006 out of a passion for truffles. What started with importing fresh truffles for personal use, friends, and local restaurants has grown into...