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2023 Fi Innovation Awards: F&B Industry Leaders

The Fi Innovation Awards are all about celebrating those who are pushing boundaries and effecting positive change in the food and beverage sector. A panel of respected industry experts, chaired by Prof. Colin Dennis, jud..

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Reverse design: the future of food production

26 September 2023

How do you bring a food product to the market that tantalizes the taste buds while also being sustainable, healthy, and affordable? Experts from Wageningen offer an answer with an innovative approach: reverse design. ...

From meat to fish: Sustainability drives choice

26 September 2023

More and more Dutch people are consciously opting for fish over meat due to environmental considerations, as revealed by recent findings from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)...

What technology is needed to grow insects?

26 September 2023

Cultivating mealworms: Equans Refrigeration outlines the requirements for a cultivation installation. With the increasing demand for alternative proteins, insect farming is becoming increasingly lucrative. Gert Boersm...

Hybrid yogurt of cow's milk and plant-based dairy

20 September 2023

Students from the Food Technology program at van hall larenstein have developed a new hybrid yogurt, consisting of a blend of cow's milk and plant-based dairy. Hilde Slaghuis, Anke Vos, and Mohammad Noman were assigned t...

Boermarke fully transitions to plant-based

19 September 2023

The Enschede-based company, Boermarke, is transitioning step by step to plant-based dairy alternatives. They are handing over their traditional dairy operations to competitor, Zuivelhoeve. Reynier and Alexander Varvik...

ProVeg: Dutch Voter ready for protein transition

18 September 2023

Recent research conducted by Kieskompas, commissioned by ProVeg, reveals that a significant portion of Dutch voters strongly favor reducing livestock numbers and promoting plant-based alternatives. This shift towards mor...

Generation Z: An opportunity for the Dutch food industry

18 September 2023

Many Dutch food companies are witnessing a decline in demand for their products, primarily due to decreasing supermarket sales. Despite higher prices leading to increased revenue, volume sales remain stagnant. However, G...

Over a third of Dutch adults want to eat healthier

14 September 2023

A recent survey conducted by the CBS reveals that 36% of adult Dutch citizens have the ambition to eat healthier. Despite this intention, many find it challenging to resist the allure of unhealthy food, especially in the...

Collaboration boosts tempeh production in India

14 September 2023

In a landmark move for food production in India, CFSS B.V. and Marel India Pvt. Ltd. are joining forces. Together, they will upscale the production of tempeh, a protein-rich vegan product, to address the protein deficien...

Falling dairy prices and their impact on the European market

12 September 2023

As the global dairy industry experiences fluctuations, the European dairy market faces unique challenges. Falling prices, inconsistencies in milk production due to variable weather conditions, and the shadow of global ma...

Column Judith Witte: Changing (food) patterns

11 September 2023

Is it due to climate change? Was the wind a tad different this year? Or is it just sheer coincidence? This late summer, there’s an unusual number of grasshoppers in our garden. And it’s not just there; they’re just as co...

'Eating insects? The world can't wait!'

11 September 2023

"Such a white mealworm has just moulted, deliciously soft. Try it," says Star Food CEO Wim Soetendaal. In addition to countless insects for animal feed, he now grows mealworms for human food. "The protein transition is u...

Plantbased the standard, meat the exception

11 September 2023

'The hype of meat substitutes seems to be over,' Rabobank reported in a report published in June 2023. 'Get ready for boredom' the bank warned further on in the report. Is that true? What does the market itself think abo...

Van Geloven: Lots of cheese, good crust, little dust

11 September 2023

A tasty snack is partly characterized by a nice crispy crust. But applying a good, even breadcrumb layer while limiting dust formation and waste is no easy task. Van Geloven Cuijk therefore purchased the latest CrumbMast...

Opportunities China's alternative protein sector

11 September 2023

Researchers value China's market for plant-based, protein-rich foods at €10.7 billion, witnessing an annual growth rate of 14.1% from 2019 to 2023. This presents a golden opportunity for Dutch companies. Several facto...