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New proteins, what are they worth?

Proteins: we cannot do without them. But how well are new proteins capable of covering our nutritional needs, and what about when they have undergone all kinds of processing? Protein is an essential macronutrient in o..

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40% of large food producers enter the vegetable market

30 July 2020

A four-year investor engagement with 25 giant food retailers and manufacturers, led by the FAIRR investor network, has found that two in five global food giants with combined annual revenues of $459 billion now have dedi...

New technology helps farmers around the world

28 July 2020

A partnership between an organization that provides accurate weather forecasts and a company that develops irrigation solutions has the potential to help millions of small farmers around the world. A letter of intent bet...

KIDV launches The State of Sustainable Packaging

23 July 2020

The Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) published The State of Sustainable Packaging on 23 July 2020. In this publication, the KIDV indicates how the international packaging world can ultimately achieve ...

Eating less meat doesn't just happen

21 July 2020

It is necessary to change ingrained everyday food routines in order to eat more sustainably and healthily, in the PBL study 'Changing food consumption' seven elements of policy have been elaborated to promote more sustai...

New campaign: Let’s Talk About Pork From Europe

21 July 2020

Hoaxes have become one of the great social problems of recent years. To help combat them, the pork sectors of Spain, France and Portugal have joined together in a campaign that will tell the whole truth about the Europea...

Healthy Food Manifesto drawn up

17 July 2020

On Thursday 16 July, a Healthy Food Manifesto was presented to election committees of political parties on behalf of dozens of organisations, including Transition Coalition Food, TAPP Coalition, Greenhouse Horticulture N...

Resumption of seaweed company Waddenwier

16 July 2020

Where it was previously known that Van Rijsselberghe had to stop his company Waddenwier, he still managed to realise a relaunch. Marc Van Rijsselberghe announced the news himself this week. "We are facing a serious salin...

Milk from a laboratory

14 July 2020

An alternative to milk produced by cows has won the 2020 edition of The Liveability Challenge. The challenge is an annual search for solutions to some of the biggest problems facing cities in Southeast Asia and is organi...

Founding of Brightlands Future Farming Institute

14 July 2020

To contribute to technological innovation in the agri-food sector, Maastricht University (UM) is establishing a new research institute at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo: the Brightlands Future Farming Institute (BFFI...

CBL aims to set up a Food Collective with farmers

13 July 2020

Since the government promulgated the cattle feed measure, various groups of farmers have carried out actions at supermarket distribution centres. Various interviews with campaigners have shown that they are very concerne...

Start of Belgian innovation project Q-DNA

09 July 2020

The control and monitoring of food safety is once again at the top of the agenda of Belgian food companies more than ever. Q-DNA, a new innovation project in collaboration with UGent, Flanders' FOOD, (Wagralim), Fevia an...

Less food waste during corona crisis

03 July 2020

A quarter of the households in the Netherlands said they wasted less food during the COVID-19 crisis than before. An online survey of 1,500 consumers, conducted by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and the Dutch Nu...

Ambition increase Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables Barometer

03 July 2020

With the independent quality mark 'Barometer Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables', wholesalers can demonstrate that they are doing business in a more sustainable way. Criteria are sustainable business operations and the p...

New offensive against packaging waste

03 July 2020

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 ...

Smart Food Alliance: Ten-point plan food system

02 July 2020

Sustainable and healthy food at a fair price is within reach, this is what the Smart Food Alliance states in their 10-point plan. Smart Food Alliance: "Our members are committed to making our food system future-proof. Th...