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Remkes: Current nitrogen approach insufficient

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 ..

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The ten themes of 2020

02 January 2020

Legislation, consumer behaviour and sustainability. Having a good strategy in 2020 is perhaps more important than ever for the entrepreneur. ABN AMRO is already providing insight and background into ten themes that will ...

More vegetables in January with 'Green January’

31 December 2020

Vegetable innovator &samhoud food challenges the Netherlands to go 100% vegetable in January in addition to 0% alcohol. With 'Green January' &samhoud food wants people to experience that vegetables and enjoyment ...

Diviande BREEAM-NL Outstanding certified

23 December 2019

In 2017, Diviande started the construction of a new production location, including storage and distribution of its chilled and frozen (meat) products and an office function. During the construction, sustainability was a ...

More sustainable palm oil processed in the Netherlands

20 December 2019

The Netherlands is on the right track in the use of sustainable palm oil. The final target (100% sustainable by 2020) is in sight. This is evident from the report of the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (DASPO). I...

Future of Food

19 December 2019

Vakblad Voedingsindustrie participates in the Future of Food campaign launched by Mediaplanet on 19 December 2019. Learn more about various trends and developments in the field of food. Subjects such as mechanisation, su...

Europeans are willing to pay more for less plastic

17 December 2019

Six out of ten (62%) European consumers say that they are prepared to put their money where their mouth is and pay more for food that contains less plastic packaging. A similar number (59%) say they sort and recycle more...

CityLoops: Apeldoorn will close its waste cycle

17 December 2019

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is going to help the municipality of Apeldoorn to close the local organic waste cycle. This is done in CityLoops, the European project that aims to embed circularity in urban waste...

Bioplastics: compost or not?

17 December 2019

Bioplastics are popular at a time when people are worried about litter and environmental damage. But the question is: Can bioplastics live up to their green image? And are they suitable or not for composting? There is st...

Organic farming supports eight major SDGs

13 December 2019

The Dutch company Eosta, in cooperation with TU Twente, has mapped out how organic agriculture supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. A literature review based on independent publications shows ...

Unilever opens Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen campus

10 December 2019

On 6 December his Majesty the King of the Netherlands opened Unilever’s new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research hub. Unilever has invested €85m ...

FNLI: ODE blocks greening of food industry

09 December 2019

In order to be able to produce more sustainably, food companies must make major investments in innovations and process innovations. As a result of these investments, the amount of energy required to produce them has fall...

Top trend for 2020: “winning with words”

06 December 2019

Increased consumer interest in the stories behind their food and beverage products and their notable influence on purchasing decisions has resulted in companies increasingly paying attention to storytelling in branding s...

Collaboration Searious Business and Moonen Packaging

05 December 2019

Searious Business and Moonen Packaging have started an intensive collaboration. The goal is clear: by 2030, one hundred percent of the packaging must be made from recycled or renewable raw materials. Together with Moonen...

American company acquires interest in Evolution Meats

05 December 2019

The American investment company Unovis Partners has taken an interest in Evolution Meats, a Dutch startup from Roermond that develops vegan meat substitutes and snack products. Evolution Meats (formerly Green Meat Produc...

Lock-ins hinder transition to circular food system

05 December 2019

Minister Schouten of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) aims to make the Netherlands a leader in circular agriculture. However, they are still a long way from achieving this; the current productio...