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Research into basis for new plant-based food concept

A new concept for sustainable plant-based food has come a lot closer thanks to a grant of 7.5 million euros. Researchers can use it to create the basis for a method to 'upgrade' vegetable material until it is just as tas..

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Vegetarian snack in high demand

08 June 2021

Meat substitutes have benefited from consumers' desire to eat less meat in recent years. Supermarket sales of meat replacement products grew by double digits in 2019 and continued to grow in 2020. Faster still than sales...

Dutch eat most meat substitutes of Europe

10 May 2021

New data from market research agency Nielsen shows that the Dutch eat the most meat substitutes of all Europeans and that the consumption of vegetable alternatives is growing at a record pace throughout Europe. The repor...

Poster potato, fruit and vegetables

04 May 2021

For years we have been distributing the poster VLEES (MEAT) and the poster VIS (FISH) through the trade journal Voedingsindustrie. Last year we were regularly asked if we could make an extra poster, as several companies ...

JBS S.A. acquires European company Vivera

20 April 2021

JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer, has entered into an agreement to purchase Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based food company, for an enterprise value of €341 million. Viver...

More protein choice in product development

12 April 2021

The popularity of plant proteins increases. The demand for meat replacers is growing, and also other products like dairy or sport drinks are more often produced plant-based. Yoghurt based on soy, a shake from peas and al...

ME-AT focuses on home-grown plant-based proteins

06 April 2021

Vegetable meat replacements have a sustainable image. But the ingredients, such as soya, often come from outside Europe. This can also be done differently. ME-AT, Herba Ingredients, Agrifirm and ZLTO are working together...

Half of the Dutch find eating meat every day unnecessary

23 March 2021

94% of the Dutch population is familiar with the term meat substitutes. Furthermore, 48% of the Dutch population believes that eating meat every day is a thing of the past, according to research by Markteffect among 1,04...

A science base for better meat analogues

19 March 2021

Using a new method to measure the texture of materials, scientists of Wageningen University & Research are helping the food industry to improve the texture of meat-replacing products. The acceptance and success of...

Plant-based food sector grows by 49% in 2 years

19 March 2021

Over the last few years, supermarkets and discounters in Europe have been offering more and more plant-based options. From meat alternatives to plant-based milk, supermarkets and discounters continue to increase their sh...

National Week Without Meat 2021 has started

08 March 2021

From 8 to 14 March, the fourth edition of the National Week Without Meat will take place in the Netherlands. Since the first edition in March 2018, this sustainability campaign has become an annual initiative. During Nat...

Garden Gourmet CO₂-neutral in 2022

08 March 2021

Nestlé's Garden Gourmet is accelerating its approach to climate change and announces it will reach the CO₂-neutral goal by 2022. Garden Gourmet is achieving its goal through years of action throughout the chain from farm...

ProVeg: consumers want more plant-based, politics lag behind

02 March 2021

With the upcoming Dutch elections all political parties have their election programs ready again. For ProVeg the perfect moment to clarify that the plans of our government could be a bit more ambitious. Because, as resea...

Corona creates divide in food sector

17 February 2021

The corona crisis is having a major impact on the food sector, according to ABN AMRO's Food Sector Forecasts 2021/2022. A dichotomy is visible within the sector between entrepreneurs who are benefiting from the social ch...

Plantbased: A 'sexy' market area, full of innovations

08 February 2021

Producers of plant-based meat replacements have the wind in their sails. Consumer demand is growing, research at universities and R&D departments is yielding new techniques and products, and the government is stimula...

Structure plant protein matrices

08 February 2021

Taste perception is a complex interplay between several factors, from what your senses perceive and previous experiences. The expectation for meat substitutes is therefore high: consumers who decide to eat less meat want...