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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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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...

The petition eerlijkevleesprijs.nl is online

15 May 2020

The new website eerlijkevleesprijs.nl has recently gone live. This website links Dutch people directly to the petition of the True Animal Protein Price (TAPP) Coalition. In the past year, the TAPP Coalition has succes...

Registration Foodvalley Champions 2020 opened

15 May 2020

Fame at home and abroad, recognition by an independent jury and an extensive prize package. After twelve years of presenting the Foodvalley Award, one of the most prestigious agrifood innovation awards in the Netherlands...

Future Food Group launches new PLNT brand

15 May 2020

Future Food Group has developed its own brand. Under the name PLNT it markets an extensive line of meat substitutes. Products that are not only good for people but also for our planet. With the vision of making meat subs...

Info crop protection products too fragmented

14 May 2020

Innovations in agriculture and horticulture follow each other in rapid succession in order to produce food ever more efficiently, sustainably and safely. That is why farmers and horticulturists need better information fl...

Albert Heijn does online trial with food choice logo Nutri-Score

14 May 2020

Albert Heijn is starting a new trial today with the food choice logo Nutri-Score. For six weeks, the supermarket chain will place the logo on the website for approximately 2,000 products. The aim is to see whether custom...

‘Too much focus on food safety’

12 May 2020

Improving food quality means finding a good balance between food safety and quality, argues Tiny van Boekel, emeritus professor of Product Design & Quality Management, and his co-authors in an opinion piece published...

Fifty percent of companies fear for survival due to corona crisis

12 May 2020

Nearly half of the entrepreneurs in the Dutch non-financial business sector expect their company's survival to be jeopardised if the corona crisis continues for more than six months. If the corona crisis lasts longer tha...

GfK: 95% buys organic

12 May 2020

More households (95.1%) bought organic products in 2019, according to new GfK research (2020) commissioned by Bionext. In particular, the group of consumers who choose organic from time to time is increasingly buying an ...

Key challenges post-COVID food systems

12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has a large and decisive impact on public health, and generates major consequences for social relationships, economic development and food systems. Ivo Demmers and Ruerd Ruben of Wageningen Universi...

New investment fund for WUR startups

06 May 2020

Start-ups, who work under the wing of Wageningen University & Research, can apply for crucial funding from a new fund: SHIFT III. This is a so-called multi-stage fund, which startups can use for a longer period of ti...

Deposit on small plastic bottles for less litter

30 April 2020

1 July 2021 a deposit will be introduced on small plastic bottles. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven has agreed this with the packaging industry. Per bottle (< 1 liter) will soon be 15 cents deposit. For large bo...

NVWA: Handbook of regulations on food for specific groups

21 April 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has compiled and published a manual of regulations for specific groups. The handbook focuses on nutrition for specific groups such as infants, young children, s...

The Dutch eat less and less meat

21 April 2020

More than 5 million Dutch people eat no or only occasionally meat. This is 36% of the whole of the Netherlands. This group has grown by 7% since 2016. This is evident from the second edition of the Smart Food Monitor, a ...