Concurrentievermogen fabrikanten belemmerd

Meer dan de helft van de ondervraagde Britse fabrikanten heeft hogere ingrediëntkosten (62%), verhoogde verpakkingskosten (61%) en hogere energiekosten (51%) gezien. Dit heeft grote gevolgen op hun bedrijv..

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Fabrikanten gebruiken te veel suikers

09 July 2018

Uit onderzoek van de Consumentenbond blijkt dat er veel verschil is in de hoeveelheid suiker bij vergelijkbare voedingsmiddelen. De Consumentenbond dringt er daarom bij de overheid op aan regie te nemen in het vermi...

Seaweed products conquer the market

09 April 2018

A pasta base, a seasoning in butter, or a jelly for desserts: the possibilities for seaweed extend far beyond just sushi. Its nutritional value also makes the crop a suitable meat substitute. But how easy is it to proces...

Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat

09 January 2018

Binghamton researchers report on how the foods we eat can affect our mental wellbeing, and how our dietary needs change as we age. Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus ...

Zout- en verzadigd vetgehalte daalt

09 January 2018

Het zoutgehalte van levensmiddelen die de NVWA onderzocht is in de afgelopen 6 jaar met 11% afgenomen. Echter geldt die niet voor sauzen; daar nam het zoutgehalte juist toe. In 2017 daalt ook het percentage verzadigd vet...

Komkommerteelt lanceert komkommercluster

11 December 2017

Hét samenwerkingsverband van innovatieve, vooruitstrevende komkommertelers is op donderdag 7 december op de Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo feestelijk gelanceerd. Vanzelfsprekend was innovatie het gespreksonderwerp va...

Een kijkje in de koosjere keuken

14 November 2017

De potten en pannen pruttelen op het vuur bij cateringbedrijf Langerhuize. Dagelijks worden hier drie- tot vierduizend maaltijden bereid voor de zorg, luchtvaart en instellingen met speciale (di)eetwensen. Een groot deel...

No more patents on fruit and vegetable traits

06 March 2017

The EU plans to stop granting patents for fruit and vegetable traits in order to give plant breeders free access to the biological material needed to develop new varieties. The European Member States claim that it was ne...

Tomato Inspiration Award 2017

06 March 2017

Greenco, a grower and packer of snack vegetables and company behind the Tommies snack tomato brand, won the Tomato Inspiration Award at Fruit Logistica 2017. This award is bestowed on the world’s most inspiring tomato pr...

'Better product composition has an effect for everyone’

07 February 2017

Jantine Schuit is head of the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services of the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and a professor of health promotion and policy at VU ...

Supporting research and innovation

14 November 2016

On 28 October, the Eat2Move centre of excellence opened its innovation hub for nutrition and exercise. It is designed for companies that are developing products or services for specific target groups such as athletes or ...

The plant-based protein market

11 October 2016

The Green Protein Alliance wants to significantly boost the consumption of plant-based proteins. That is not only better for humans and the environment, but also opens up new market opportunities, according to the partic...

Natuurlijke producten

13 September 2016

Smoky Light, exclusief dealer van Red Arrow Products, richt zich steeds meer op natuurlijke producten. De Natuurlijk Gerookte Ingrediënten zijn gerookt met rook die afkomstig is van verschillende soorten hardhout of mesq...

Source of protein with potential

13 September 2016

A few people have tried it, most people have heard about it, everyone has an opinion on it and the majority of Dutch consumers shudder at the thought. Why should you eat insects? Because they are a sustainable source of ...

Insectlab: a breeding ground of knowledge

13 September 2016

“If we want to meet the future need for animal protein, we will need to further develop the rearing and processing of insects,” states FAO. That requires more knowledge.  “The whole chain will need to take major ...

Organic: a concept for the future

10 May 2016

IFOAM-EU recently held its 10th European Organic Congress. The two-day event was officially opened by Martijn van Dam, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs. Van Dam sees the agricultural transition as offering very...