Naar een leefbare wereld volgens Erisman – ‘Wie het stikstofprobleem oplost, kan alle duurzaamheidsproblemen aan’ – Foodlog

Naar een leefbare wereld volgens Erisman Wie het stikstofprobleem

Al sinds de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw weten we dat we in Nederland een stikstofprobleem hebben. Door stimulering van de export van landbouwproducten, de goedkope invoer van organisch materiaal zoals soja en door de infrastructuur zoals de Rotterdamse haven en transport naar het achterland is de productie van dierlijk voedsel rap gegroeid. Ook … Read more

Cees-Jan Adema (FNLI) about fierce negotiations – Joint interests of supermarkets and suppliers keep food inflation as low as possible – Foodlog

Cees Jan Adema FNLI about fierce negotiations Joint interests of

Several supermarket chains criticize the Financial Newspaper large A-brands that would exaggerate the increase in their costs and want to raise their prices more than justifies inflation. They would ‘abuse’ inflation to increase their profit margin. This does not go down well with supermarket chains, because they make an effort to keep prices as low … Read more

Flowers cost the most pesticides – the Netherlands sprays considerably less, yet the Netherlands would be under ‘blanket of poison’ – Foodlog

Flowers cost the most pesticides the Netherlands sprays considerably

Dutch farmers used five million kilos of crop protection products in 2020. That seems like a lot, but compared to 2016 there is a decrease of 11%. At that time, Dutch agriculture used a total of 5.6 million kilos of active substances. It reports that CBS. Since 2016, the dosage per hectare has decreased by … Read more

Harmful fishing subsidies – ‘Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing fleets at sea’ – Foodlog

Harmful fishing subsidies Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing

As the only organization that can draft global agreements to curb harmful subsidies, the World Trade Organization WTO has the power to regulate fisheries subsidies. Negotiations on this are now at a crucial stage. Governments have subsidized their fleets for centuries for a variety of reasons: food security, pressure from industry lobbies, or simply national … Read more

Officials take critical notes from nitrogen study – ‘Cabinet is cold for 24 hours and already has shit on the marble’ – Foodlog

Officials take critical notes from nitrogen study Cabinet is

This is evidenced by a large amount of information that has come out via a WOB request from Greenpeace. For example, there was originally a warning against the large-scale purchase of land around nature reserves, because the motivation for the purchase could be unsound. Then €5 billion will have been spent, but there is a … Read more

Fitter athletes turn out to be drinkers – ‘People probably don’t see a link between more exercise and alcohol use’ – Foodlog

Fitter athletes turn out to be drinkers People probably

Alcohol and sports don’t mix. There are wild stories about cyclists who used to put champagne or cherry beer in their water bottle, but you will not find an exercise physiologist who promotes drinking alcoholic beverages these days. The British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Tour de France in 2012 and the Olympic time … Read more

Colruyt, Lidl en Carrefour testen de Eco-Score – Duurzaamheid kun je versimpelen, maar wie bepaalt het rekenmodel? – Foodlog

Colruyt Lidl en Carrefour testen de Eco Score Duurzaamheid kun

De Eco-Score is doelbewust ontworpen om te lijken op het in opdracht van de Franse overheid ontwikkelde voedingskeuzelogo Nutri-Score. Het logo maakt met vijf gekleurde blaadjes (donkergroen, groen, geel, oranje en rood) en een letter van A tot E in een oogopslag duidelijk in welke mate een product het milieu belast. Beide voedselkeuzelogo’s zijn van … Read more

Nearly a million culled stable birds in the Netherlands – The risk of bird flu spreading has a different weight than pre-Covid – Foodlog

Nearly a million culled stable birds in the Netherlands

As of October 2021, 15 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America have reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu in poultry. The risk to humans is increasing, warns the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). “This time the situation is more difficult and riskier because we see more variants popping up, making them … Read more

The Persistent Problem of Illegal Fishing – Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated – Foodlog

The Persistent Problem of Illegal Fishing Illegal Unreported Unregulated

Sustainable management of fisheries, we now know how to do it. With increasingly better data, the World Food Organization FAO also gets an increasingly detailed picture of the amount of fish in the sea, and how much we could get out of it without threatening the fish stock. And yet it is not possible to … Read more

‘Thanks to Timmermans, organic is now part of the social debate’ – Maaike de Reuver interviews Michaël Wilde, director of Bionext – Foodlog

Thanks to Timmermans organic is now part of the social

Maaike de Reuver: What developments do you see in the organic sector? Michaël Wilde: “Since the European Union announced in May 2021 that 25% of Europe’s agricultural land must be organic by 2030 (which is still 8%, and 5% in the Netherlands – ed.), the image of the organic sector completely changed. This announcement by … Read more

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