"Circular business practices are possible"

"After the initial growth phase, it is time that the circular economy grows up and is rolled out on a larger scale”, says Jan Jonker, Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship. "We are on a train but have to work hard to..

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Ignoring is no longer an option

04 February 2019

When you start talking about sustainability, you already know the outcome: a heated discussion! It will soon be all about 'the things we shouldn't be doing any more'. Eating meat on a daily basis, flying to a far-away de...

Force majeure

04 February 2019

I was following the news about the huge amount of snow in Austria and was happy that I was not there. I can still remember myself thinking 'Luckily we don't have that kind of horrible weather in our tiny, rainy country.....

The courage to choose

04 February 2019

The VAT on food products has been increased from 6 to 9%. The result is that, more or less everywhere, products in supermarkets have become 3% more expensive. But more costs are rising. Think about the personnel costs wh...

Look before you jump!

04 February 2019

More and more people say that they care about products being sustainable, animal-friendly, and environmentally friendly. Companies and manufacturers use quality labels to show their customers that they meet this demand. ...

Sustainable preservation of mankind

04 February 2019

Sustainability: a wonderful concept, but how to handle it? People, there is so much more going on than just the rise of the sea level. Let’s just spend 254 billion and we no longer have to worry about the CO2 reductio...

Change in NVWA rates 2019

24 December 2018

The fees charged by the Dutch Food and Product Authority (NVWA) to companies for inspections, re-inspections, system supervision, certification, sampling and analysis will change on January 1, 2019. The rates of the N...

Preventieakkoord ook voor levensmiddelen

03 December 2018

Het Nationaal Preventieakkoord, is door Marian Geluk ondertekend namens de Nederlandse levensmiddelenindustrie. De levensmiddelensector committeert zich met deze handtekening aan concrete maatregelen om minder calorieën ...

Limitless

13 November 2018

Automation, digitisation, and robotisation all offer exceptionally practical tools and solutions, also for the food industry. Solutions that will help to increase the efficiency and reduce costs, that will give a better ...

Think bigger

13 November 2018

Digitisation has taken huge leaps in a relatively short amount of time. At Nutrilab, we already 'produce' an incredible amount of data through all our analyses and samples. And we are surely not the only ones. The mai...

'Your new employer is a robot'

13 November 2018

It's still hard to imagine, but in about ten to fifteen years, many people will be largely replaced by robots and artificial intelligence in many organisations. "That is good news! Provided that we take on the developmen...

Robotisation: Necessity, Wish, and Dream

13 November 2018

Bij planvorming en het opstellen van een programma van eisen bekruipt me vaak het gevoel met een stel kinderen door een supermarkt te lopen. Iedereen gooit van alles in de kar omdat het mooi, lekker en leuk is. Bij de ka...

A large circle is also circular

08 November 2018

Our Minister of Agriculture, Carola Schouten, has established her vision on agriculture under the heading 'Valuable & Connected'. The vision offers prospects for the animal chain and certainly for our meat industry a...

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...

Miscommunication

09 October 2018

I like a clean and tidy home. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. I have, as you might know by now, three teenagers living in my house. Just as so many other kids aged 12, 14 and 16, they have mastered the art ...

Solve the problem!

09 October 2018

Student 1: "Hey man, didn't they teach you to wash your hands after you peed?" Student 2: "No. They taught me not to pee all over my hands. Ha-ha!" Just a conversation between two posh students which I recently overheard...