Colruyt, Lidl and Carrefour test the Eco-Score – Sustainability can be simplified, but who determines the calculation model? – Food log

Colruyt Lidl and Carrefour test the Eco Score Sustainability can

The Eco-Score has been purposefully designed to resemble the Nutri-Score food choice logo developed for the French government. With five colored leaves (dark green, green, yellow, orange and red) and a letter from A to E, the logo makes clear at a glance the extent to which a product pollutes the environment. Both food choice … Read more

Rutte IV has a lot of work to do with healthy food – Director of the Nutrition Center: ‘it is time for healthy and sustainable food!’ – Food log

Rutte IV has a lot of work to do with

In many comments we read criticism of the vagueness of the plans. The ambitions are great, but a lot is still unclear about the ‘how’. There are also many comments on the elaboration of the vision. I partly identify with that. In the 80 years that the Nutrition Center has been working on education about … Read more

Out snout, the year ends – When do you drink the bubbly? – Food log

Out snout the year ends When do you drink

When and how should we party now? That’s a question I often hear: when is it appropriate to celebrate Christmas, in the evening or on the day itself? New Year’s Eve, that’s pretty simple: you count down to midnight when the twelve strokes of the clock sound and the champagne comes out. But many cannot … Read more

Municipal elections are a healthy opportunity – Will 2022 bring the breakthrough of local food policy? – Food log

Municipal elections are a healthy opportunity Will 2022 bring

Research shows that due to the corona measures, the Dutch unhealthy have come to live. After a significant dip, global greenhouse gas emissions have now returned to pre-pandemic levels. Fortunately, the new cabinet seems to be finally focusing on healthy and sustainable food. The coalition agreement contains promising plans, such as the introduction of the … Read more

Data does not produce farmers’ nitrogen, but costs mountains of energy – Municipalities incapable of deciding whether to use the countryside after the farmer? – Food log

Data does not produce farmers nitrogen but costs mountains of

Because farmers stop, land becomes available. Data centers can be built on it. And the Netherlands is a popular location, because we have an excellent infrastructure for international talent, just think of Schiphol. One and one equals two, you might think. In North Holland’s Dutch Crown they already have experience with it. Microsoft and Google … Read more

Fresh food exports to the United Kingdom fall by 8.1% – England lost, exports are growing – for whom do Dutch fresh produce producers? – Food log

Fresh food exports to the United Kingdom fall by 81

Brexit is the bummer in exports to Great Britain. Border obstacles cause bumps in exports and make exporters turn to other markets. In January-August 2021, Dutch horticulturists, growers, slaughterers and butchers exported €193 million less in food products to the UK. Half of this export package consisted of fruit and vegetables. In the first eight … Read more

Standards create the world – Who decides what farmers and horticulturists can make and what we can still buy? – Food log

Standards create the world Who decides what farmers and

Digitization makes the way food is grown, processed and sold transparent. Standards determine what we call ‘good’. Products must comply with this because processors, manufacturers and retail companies want to prove this to you via a QR or other code. This is how the world of tomorrow is being created at a rapid pace. Those … Read more

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