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Remkes: Current nitrogen approach insufficient

The Advisory Council on Nitrogen Problems states that the government's aim to reduce nitrogen emissions by 26% by 2030 is insufficient. According to the Advisory Board, nitrogen emissions must be at least halved in 2030 ..

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Ignoring waste costs money

10 February 2015

Many companies think that they’re already working hard to reduce waste, primarily for environmental reasons. But in reality a lot of waste – and hence money – is still being thrown away. Generally speaking, between 30...

Higher quality on plates

10 February 2015

Family-run fresh fish wholesaler Versvishandel Jan van As is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. This ultra-modern company still maintains an artisanal approach to this day. It is innovative and pioneering yet al...

Green means money!

10 February 2015

Sustainability doesn’t always have to be expensive. Sometimes the opportunities are right under your nose, and both the ecological and economic impacts can be enormous. Focusing on water consumption, for example, offers ...

Making all meat sustainable

10 February 2015

Livestock farming and meat production in The Netherlands must stay on the path to greater sustainability. It is an objective that has wide support in the industry, but it is also an ambitious one, and one that cannot be ...

Less bread in the bin!

14 October 2014

Ten captains of industry have been specially invited to submit a food waste issue for the Stop food Waste Symposium (6 November in Amsterdam); ten conceptual thinkers will consider the issues and devise solutions to them...

Huls: A Dry Sausage Mecca

09 September 2014

The phenomenon of ‘preserving’ food is centuries old. Traditional preservation methods, especially of meat and fish, include curing, smoking, boiling and pickling. Such techniques have given us delicious favourites such ...

The innovation process

09 September 2014

An idea is merely air. You can dream about it, fantasise about it and talk about it, but that’s as far as it goes. Plus no idea is ever unique. Somewhere in the world, at least one other person will have identified the s...

Improving sustainability with Pathema

09 September 2014

Pathema BV’s Industrial Vortex Generator-Circulation (IVG-C) CoolWater technology is a total solution for managing and recycling cooling water without the use of any chemicals at all. The technology has been nominated fo...

OneGrain® mineral salt wins MFC Innovation Trophy

10 June 2014

AkzoNobel was announced as winner of the MFC Innovation Trophy for the meat category with its OneGrain® mineral salt on 22 May during the inaugural MFC Event in Rosmalen, The Netherlands. Having been prepared using the m...

3D food printing

10 June 2014

Nowadays, 3D printers can produce shapes using many different kinds of materials. From silver earrings to iPad covers, and from chocolate bars to toys printed from recycled plastic – the list of products that can be 3D p...

Duurzaamheid nieuw bedrijfspand

13 May 2014

Brilliant Group, a specialised wholesaler and service provider in safety and hygiene for the food industry, has started construction work (2014) on a new facility in Duiven (NL). The company supplies products, consultanc...

Dutch companies help Chinese dairy sector

15 April 2014

Dutch companies are to share their knowledge to help revitalise the Chinese dairy sector and increase milk production. During a state visitor by the President of China, Xi Jinping, both countries signed an agreement abou...

To measure is to know

15 April 2014

Accurate measurements are important, in both the design and the construction process. A lack of reliable data on the existing building can result in errors in extension or renovation plans. 3D laser scanning offers a way...

Convert waste into high value raw materials

15 April 2014

For food manufacturers, it pays to maximise the value they obtain from raw materials by utilising residual products and by-products from their production processes – and not just because reducing food waste and the topic...

Nudging in het restaurant van de toekomst

15 April 2014

Why do consumers buy certain products and not others? Is it possible to influence consumers’ eating habits both consciously and unconsciously? What opportunities does this approach offer? Wageningen UR Food & Biob...