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New offensive against packaging waste

State Secretary Van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with producers, is launching a new offensive against packaging waste. She wrote this to the House of Representatives on Thursday 2 July. The ..

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Yeast-based vegetable proteins

09 March 2020

Vegetable proteins are a holy grail. The search for alternative sources of protein is in full swing worldwide, demand from the food industry is increasing. Scientists from all over the world are studying the 'plant-based...

Green deal 2040 - CO2 neutral

09 March 2020

Down with the gas, all electric. The power of our gas grid is 10 times that of the electricity grid. If we save 60% on gas energy, the capacity of the electricity network still has to be increased four times. Who is goin...

Suiker Unie ahead of climate targets

09 March 2020

Royal Cosun is raising its climate targets and going beyond the norm. The agro-industrial cooperative states that its subsidiaries must be CO2 neutral by 2050. 'Subsidies will help us achieve our ambitious targets.' R...

Duplaco: 1000 to 1500 tonnes of micro-algae per year

09 March 2020

Microalgae are on the right side of the health spectrum. After all: the single-celled plant without roots and leaves has a complete nutrient profile and multiplies every eight hours. Green fast food.  According t...

HAS Food Experience 2020; Young Talent

09 March 2020

At the 12th HAS Food Experience 230 up-and-coming food professionals presented their projects in the theme 'Today's Food Challenges'. The event has grown into a vibrant platform that helps students with promising concept...

Sustainability is thinking ahead

09 March 2020

Nothing remains the same, not even your company. Where will you be in 25 years? Will your company still make the same products, will you still provide the same service? Do you still exist? We live in a 'VUCA world', lett...

Durable dreams come true in Haps

09 March 2020

In Cuijk, Danone Nutricia has been producing high-quality baby food for over 100 years. Six kilometres away, at Bedrijvenpark Laarakker in Haps, Danone Nutricia built a new ultramodern and sustainable factory on 8.4 hect...

What's true today...

09 March 2020

Last month we did quite a lot with the theme of packaging. During a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs in food, various problems in this area were denounced. With sometimes fierce discussions and a lot of misunders...

New approach to prevent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables

03 March 2020

A team of researchers from the Technical University of East-Westphalia-Lippe has investigated whether and to what extent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables can be rendered harmless by cold atomization of hydrogen peroxi...

80 million improvement in soil management in Europe

25 February 2020

The European Joint Programme on Agricultural Soil Management (EYP SOIL) was officially launched on 1 February. With the results of EYP SOIL, soil management in agriculture across Europe can be improved and made more sust...

Plastic-saving packaging

24 February 2020

In the dynamics of striving for plastic-saving packaging concepts, we must not lose sight of food safety and the prevention of food waste. That is why MULTIVAC is continuously innovating to further develop packaging tech...

Compostable plastics are allowed with VGF waste

18 February 2020

Researchers from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research have investigated how compostable plastics behave in the current VGF waste treatment process in the Netherlands. Conclusion: compostable plastics can be processed ...

Food waste consumers higher than expected

17 February 2020

Research by Monika van den Bos Verma and her colleagues at Wageningen University & Research shows that consumers are likely to waste far more food than is generally assumed.  In 2005, the Food and Agriculture...

1 million subsidy for research into the market for meat substitutes

14 February 2020

Meat and dairy production is responsible for 16.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Vegetable proteins have a much lower environmental impact. Utrecht University, Delft University of Technology and Wageningen UR will ...

Sustainable packaging: a joint innovation process

10 February 2020

Bringing together people from the industry to exchange insights and share knowledge: that is the purpose of the Roundtable discussions organised by ING in cooperation with the Dutch food industry magazine Vakblad Voeding...