Progressive German government makes food more expensive – Eating greener and healthier will make your euro run out sooner – Foodlog

Progressive German government makes food more expensive Eating greener

The new German coalition of central-left Social Democrats, Greens and liberal FDP warns that food in Germany will become more expensive. This is the result of the coalition’s commitment to more sustainable production and consumption. “Sustainable agriculture is also in the interest of companies, animal welfare and nature and is the basis of a healthy … Read more

No more barrels, heavily toxic drug waste goes straight into the ground – Liberal policy, empty stables and agility at sea attractive to drug criminals – Foodlog

No more barrels heavily toxic drug waste goes straight into

The drug industry is becoming more and more intertwined with agriculture and nature. A recently published video triptych van Algemeen Dagblad outlines the latest developments. Previously we saw an increase in the number of barrels of drug waste being dumped in the forests, nowadays criminals just as easily lay a drain hose from the drug … Read more

Parliamentary debate with fireworks predicts Animal Protection – Animals in livestock farming deserve space – Foodlog

Parliamentary debate with fireworks predicts Animal Protection Animals in

Caretaker Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture is busy these days. So busy that even in The Hague people are grumbling about the cancellation of important debates. Apparently the minister weighs the interests of her party at the formation table more heavily than tackling the major issues for which she still bears responsibility. Canceling is unlikely … Read more

Veehandel does not allow supermarkets and dairy to renew the meat market – ‘Better for Beef’ from Albert Heijn and A-ware in long chain and to another slaughterer – Foodlog

Veehandel does not allow supermarkets and dairy to renew the

Albert Heijn and A-ware are now teaming up with slaughterhouse Vion, which slaughters the cows in Dokkum or Tilburg. The two original chain partners, the slaughterhouse Ameco and Heijdra Vleesvee, no longer have a role in the new set-up. All previously signed participation forms and conditions will expire on November 30, 2021, Albert Heijn and … Read more

Cem Özdemir – Germany gets its first green and vegetarian agriculture minister – Foodlog

Cem Ozdemir Germany gets its first green and vegetarian

In barely ten weeks, German politicians managed to arrive at a new formation. An efficient example of negotiations, where political walls were apparently quite easily bridged. We Dutch can learn something from that. The formation here has been going on for almost three quarters of a year and a breakthrough is still not forthcoming. Different … Read more

How much do we think food waste is and who does what about it? – Food safety and ethylene oxide – the rules before, during and after the competition – Foodlog

How much do we think food waste is and who

Stocks of contaminated sesame seeds have almost completely disappeared from the market and the pain is currently mainly related to additives such as locust bean gum and spices such as pepper, ginger and turmeric. Locust bean gum is a thickener (E410) that is used in thousands of products, from ice cream to soup to ready … Read more

Measures against death French farmers – ‘Sentinels’ and €12 million a year to prevent suicide – Foodlog

Measures against death French farmers Sentinels and E12 million

French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie is making an additional €12 million a year available until 2025 to prevent suicide among farmers. That is an increase of the existing available resources by 40%. “Throughout the coronavirus crisis, it has been farmers who have enabled the country to sustain itself,” Denormandie said last week. “Thanks to them, … Read more

Green jitters around Sinterklaas – A vegetable garden starts with the De Bolster catalog – Foodlog

Green jitters around Sinterklaas A vegetable garden starts with

“Fortunately, we are all becoming increasingly aware of organic food. Less – or rather no – pesticides in our food! If you have a piece of land at your disposal and you get the green jitters or have had it for a long time, then creating an organic vegetable garden is only logical! But how … Read more

‘We’ boycott large companies – ‘They’ are the bastards and have the greatest change power in house – Foodlog

We boycott large companies They are the bastards and

Big companies would act solely out of self-interest. Examples of that sentiment are the criticism of Heineken’s encouragement to vaccinate or Ben & Jerry’s (Unilever) sales freeze in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Something is being sought behind; it would just be about selling. According to health scientists such as Jaap Seidell and Jutka Halberstadt influence … Read more

No Netherlands without raised bogs – Anyone who tampers with a strict nitrogen policy will tamper with our history – Foodlog

No Netherlands without raised bogs Anyone who tampers with

We should opt for strict nitrogen standards, not least to make it possible to create new raised bogs. Because we owe a lot to this most important wild ecosystem that we know in the Netherlands. Nature conservation subjective choiceNature conservation is subjective. Why do we protect the lion and not the AIDS virus? Both are … Read more