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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Record number of company closures in food industry

16 August 2022

In the first half of this year, 310 companies in the food industry closed their doors. The number of closures has never been so high since Statistics Netherlands started measuring the number of company closures in 2007. ...

Plant-based meat now cheaper on average than meat

15 August 2022

Meat, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, bread, petrol… everything has become more expensive due to inflation and high raw material prices. Everything, except plant-based meat alternatives. While meat prices have incr...

Research into usable side streams for insect cultivation

28 July 2022

An alliance of insect breeders, consultancies, natural capital managers and an animal feed manufacturer will be investigating low-value side streams. These raw materials can be processed into substrate: the nutrient basi...

The Dutch are willing to eat more insects

26 July 2022

Dutch people are very open to the idea of eating more insects. 1 out of 5 Dutch people (21%) have already eaten insects or insect-based food. This is shown in research commissioned by Ÿnsect. When the advantages in te...

NEN publishes international standard on WGS

25 July 2022

Recently, the international standard for the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine hereditary material of micro-organisms in food was published. NEN-EN-ISO 23418:2022 'Microbiology of the food chain - Whol...

Cosun opens Nutrition Center for plant-based food

22 July 2022

On 20 July 2022, the Cosun Nutrition Center officially opened as a knowledge center on nutritional science for plant-based food products from cooperative agrofood organisation Royal Cosun. The Cosun Nutrition Center is d...

Meatable reveals sausage made of cultured pork

21 July 2022

Meatable revealed images of its pork sausage for the first time. The cultivated sausage is the first product of Meatable which aims to create real meat that can serve the planet’s growing appetite without harming the env...

New cooperation opportunities with German food industry

21 July 2022

In recent years, the German food processing industry has been very self-centred and competitive. This has changed of late and the industry is becoming more open. Therefore, now is a very good time for Dutch companies to ...

Flexcraft speeds up robotics deployment in food industry

18 July 2022

Picking up a bag of crisps or a slippery chicken breast is a real challenge for a robot. An ambitious, multidisciplinary research team is working on versatile robots for the agricultural and food industries that can cope...

Givaudan, Bühler and Cargill open Food Innovation Lab

18 July 2022

Three global companies, Givaudan, Bühler, and Cargill, have formed a consortium in collaboration with the FoodTech HUB Latam and ITAL, Food Technology Institute, to build a food innovation centre in the city of Campinas,...

Bel and Superbrewed Food are entering a collaboration

18 July 2022

Bel Group and Superbrewed Food announce an exclusive strategic collaboration. This was negotiated by Bel Ventures as part of the Group’s strategy to pioneer the development of dairy and plant-based food innovations to me...

Jan-Willem Grievink: 'The supermarket is facing a revolution'

12 July 2022

Jan-Willem Grievink, founder and former director of Food Service Institute Netherlands (FSIN), spoke at the ‘Retail meets Foodindustrie’ event on 16 June about the changing retail landscape and the many opportunities it ...

Cooperation Max & Bien and Vandersterre

08 July 2022

Vandersterre is going to cooperate with Max & Bien; the vegetarian alternative for cheese. The cooperation will give Max & Bien the opportunity to market the brand more widely. This way, consumers both in the Net...

The province of Gelderland is working on local protein

07 July 2022

Lupin, field beans and Nederquinoa contain a lot of protein and fit in with the goal of eating more vegetable protein and less animal protein. The crops are perfectly suited to cultivation in the Netherlands. That is why...

Grant to upscale seaweed production and application

30 June 2022

Researchers at Wageningen Economic Research are part of a consortium that has been awarded a prestigious €9 million Horizon Europe grant to upscale seaweed production and market applications across Europe. The consort...