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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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New survey on opportunities in plant-based sector

11 June 2020

Plant-based cheese, ready meals, seafood, and alternatives to eggs are among the biggest opportunities in the plant-based sector, a major new survey by ProVeg International of 6,221 consumers has found. The survey was...

Meatless BV: Innovation with fava-beans

09 June 2020

In 2017 Meatless BV started research into fava-beans as a crop to produce plant-based proteins locally in the northern part of Europe. Fava beans have been grown for ages, in the 19th century, Holland produced more than ...

Launch of 'applebones' soda without chemicals

09 June 2020

Soft drink start-up Leppa has developed a soft drink that is 100% natural. Made from Apple bones (referring to the core of the apple). A local, healthy alternative - free of complicated transport chains - made from apple...

Remkes: Current nitrogen approach insufficient

09 June 2020

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 ...

Technical universities join forces in Techrede

05 June 2020

The four technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen) are appealing to politicians in The Hague to embed technological innovations structurally in their agendas. Technological innov...

Those Vegan Cowboys: Grassroots bandits on a mission

03 June 2020

On World Milk Day, June 1, the founders of The Vegetarische Slager launched their new company Those Vegan Cowboys. Those Vegan Cowboys want to develop new vegan foods with the same taste as traditional milk, cheese, yogh...

Schouten aims to reduce government fees NVWA

28 May 2020

Minister Schouten of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has had an investigation carried out into the NVWA's supervision and inspection fees. That investigation was carried out by KPMG. According to the...

Climate gets more attention due to corona

27 May 2020

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po...

No low hanging fruit within agricultural and food policy

26 May 2020

Based on the political and social debate, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) has inventoried and analysed a broad spectrum of possible policy measures for effectiveness, feasibility and legal legitimac...

HAK: more sustainable farming with compensation for the farmer

20 May 2020

Despite all the commotion from the LTO about the sustainability label On the way to PlanetProof last week, vegetable manufacturer HAK persists in getting all its freshly processed vegetables and legumes from Dutch soil O...

Last chance accelerated climate subsidies for industry

15 May 2020

Until 30 June 2020, the Accelerated Climate Investment Industry scheme still offers great opportunities for investments in energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of waste, local infrastructure and other CO2-reducing meas...

The future of food safety

15 May 2020

The horsemeat affair, salmonella in smoked salmon, Q fever, bird flu, the pesticide fipronil in eggs; one might almost think that food safety in the Netherlands and Europe is poor. Is it? We discuss it with Marco Balhuiz...

Nocotech disinfects thoroughly

15 May 2020

Nocotech, introduced to the Dutch food market four years ago by Simpel Desinfecteren, disinfects thoroughly. The dry vapour is biodegradable and the system is safe for humans and the environment. Medical sector priori...

Safe disinfection

15 May 2020

Now that the COVID-19 virus is circulating, there is a great demand for disinfectants. There is a shortage on the market, so all registers are being pulled open in the search for reliable products. It is important for yo...

Less packaging, longer shelf life

15 May 2020

"For us, food safe packaging means that we help to control the packaging process flawlessly," says Wesley Pieterse of Repak Superior Packaging Solutions in Emmen. "Thanks to new, high-quality techniques, we always succee...