The French president takes another glass, but … – … dry, healthy and animal-free set the tone in January – Foodlog

The French president takes another glass but dry healthy

In 2016 we did our own dry January survey at Foodlog, with more than 350 Foodlog readers as participants. A narrow majority made it to the finish line without sin. The initiative was still surprising at the time. Back then, leaving alcohol was even crazier than not eating animals for a month. Two years earlier, … Read more

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

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 plant 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 evident from a large amount of information that has come out through 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

You build the Grondbank in the country, not in The Hague – Government, have confidence in farmers and citizens when redesigning the Netherlands – Foodlog

You build the Grondbank in the country not in The

I think that the Netherlands should not throw its rich agricultural history overboard. I do not feel alone in that wish. It’s not just about the area where I was born and where my future as a farmer lies. Many more people feel connected to their region and do not want everything to be decided … Read more

Biden boosts economy against inflation and shortages – Australia scraps self-isolation for workers in crucial food chain – Foodlog

Biden boosts economy against inflation and shortages Australia scraps

In the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland, people with ‘essential occupations’ in producing or transporting food no longer need to self-isolate if they have been in close contact with a corona patient, test negative themselves and have no symptoms. They can just go to work. This is necessary, too, because supermarkets have … Read more

Het hardnekkige probleem van illegale visserij – Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated – Foodlog

Het hardnekkige probleem van illegale visserij Illegal Unreported Unregulated

Duurzaam beheer van visserij, we weten inmiddels best hoe het moet. Door steeds betere data krijgt de Wereldvoedselorganisatie FAO ook een steeds gedetailleerder beeld van de hoeveelheid vis die er in zee is, en hoeveel we er uit zouden kunnen halen zonder de visstand te bedreigen. En toch lukt het maar niet om de wereldwijde … 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

Joost de Jong neemt coalitieakkoord onder loep (2) – ‘Vanuit consument zal voedselketen met dit coalitieakkoord niet verduurzamen’ – Foodlog

Joost de Jong neemt coalitieakkoord onder loep 2 Vanuit

Het coalitieakkoord heeft grote verwachtingen van een gebiedsgerichte aanpak: “In de gebiedsgerichte aanpak kunnen extensivering, omschakeling, innovatie, legalisering en verplaatsing helpen bij versnelling van verduurzaming in de landbouw”. Maar zo schrijft het PBL: “Zonder flankerend beleid zoals regelgeving, normering en beprijzing lijkt dit vrijwel onmogelijk”. Ze verwacht dat via vrijwillige maatregelen de doelen niet gerealiseerd … Read more

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