Food

NoFoodWasted

A third of all the food produced ends in the bin. The Dutch supermarkets alone are already responsible for 115 million kilos worth a €400 million of discarded food. NoFoodWasted has a solution for this.
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Dakakker

On top of the Schieblockbuilding the first large harvestableroof is realized in the Netherlands. The ‘Dakakker’ is with it's 1000 m2 the largest ground-on-roof-top-farm in Europe. There grow various vegetables and fruits and there are six beehives.
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RegenVillages

RegenVillages are integrated villages that power and feed self-sustaining communities. Engineering and facilitating the development of integrated and resilient neighbourhoods that power and feed self reliant families around the world.
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Protix

Protix Biosystems BV develops sustainable high quality proteins that serve as an alternative to fish meal and other nutritional supplements. Protix is located in Dongen with the production of fly larvae.
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Hotspot Hutspot

Hotspot Hutspot aims for healthy and sustainable food for everyone. Also in the districts where the social bond and the quality is low and where the health of the children (and their parents) are under pressure due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise.
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BrightBox

Brightbox research and education centre is located in the Innovatover, at the former Floriade site in Venlo. Brightbox is a centre of expertise for multi-layer cultivation without daylight, also called city farming. In this ultra-modern horticultural facility it is possible to influence all the factors that affect the growth of a plant: light, air, temperature, feed, water and soil.
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Salt Farm Texel

Water salinisation is a growing problem in the world. Due to the subsidence and the rising of the sea level the valuable farmland is increasingly salinated. Every day agricultural ground is spoiled by salt water, which is in total already one and a half billion acres. If that can be used again for food production, hunger is largely out of the world.
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Algae Food & Fuel

Algae Food & Fuel designs, builds, sells and installs systems for the industrial and agricultural production of algae: algae farming. The use of innovative technologies for algae growth, process control and harvesting results in unique scalable systems which are cost efficient, highly productive and improve the stability of algae based processes.
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City Farm

With their two hectare, From Your Own City is one of the biggest city farms in Europe. A special place in the Four Port Area in Ritterdam, where all city residents are able to see the food and its production, experience and taste. At the city field the vegetables are grown and have their own chickens and eggs.
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Gulpener bier

Gulpener Brewery BV is an independent family brewery from Gulpen in the Dutch province Limburg. At about 400 hectare of land in Limburg the farmers cultivate according to the requirements of the Eco-label; barley, hop, wheat, rye and spelled is grown locally.
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Willem & Drees

In 2009, Willem&Drees started with bringing local fruit and vegetables to supermarkets in the region of Amersfoort. Soon after the start they noticed there is a great need for local food. These days we would like to know where our food comes from. And we prefer to eat local, organic and seasonal.
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Groenfabriek

The Green Factory brings horticulture in the city and gives empty office buildings a new function. In combination with plant breeding sustainable energy is generated. The Green Factory is innovative: from light, heat and wind decentralized energy is generated. Horticulture takes place on the roof and in the story of former office buildings. Parts of the building are decorated as horticultural and energy production. A modern greenhouse is placed on the roof of the building.
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Villa Augustus

In the water tower of Dordrecht and the adjacent pump building, a hotel and restaurant are established named Villa Augustus. Around the water tower a garden is landscaped. The restaurant uses the ingredients from the vegetable garden to create seasonal meals.
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De Schilde

The Hague will get the largest urban farming project in Europe. A greenhouse measuring 1,200 square metres will be placed on the roof of the former Philips factory called De Schilde on the Televisiestraat. The building, which is largely empty at the moment, will be redeveloped in the future into a multi-storey urban farming centre called Urban Farming De Schilde.
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MARQT

Marqt is the place where it all comes together. Different ideas about what we eat. Respect for nature, animals and people. Products that are made with passion and responsibility, for which a fair price is paid. Food that remains close to its origins. Real food.
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THE DUTCH WEED BURGER

We worry about CO2 emissions from our industries and cars. But we forget about the methane emissions from the worldwide livestock population all too quickly. Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2 and accounts for 15% of the greenhouse effect.
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Unpacked

A packaging-free supermarket in Berlin raised € 20,000 in one day with a crowdfunding campaign. As a result, the Berlin company ‘Original Unverpackt’ will be able to open its first store this summer.
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BOER BOS

Farmer Paul Bos combines his career as a coach with running a farm. On 20 hectares of meadowland, he works on the ecological management of nature with his own flock of sheep, on the sale of lamb’s meat and wool, and on providing nature education for schoolchildren.
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Rondeel pluimveehouders

A Roundel is a new type of poultry house. Animal welfare is central to its design. The characteristic feature of this new concept, a poultry house with a round shape, is that chickens have plenty of living space without having to go outside.
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Kromkommer

2014 is the European year for combating food waste. That’s not a bad idea, because all sorts of research suggests that around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted worldwide; in other words, one third of all food production.
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Urbanfarmers

Just like energy and water issues, food shortages are a real problem. There are more and more people in the world, and the area available for the production of food is becoming smaller and smaller. This means that food must be produced more intensively in a reduced area.
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Sustainable building materials

Sustainable building materials are not readily available, but Dutch companies are innovating quickly. From aubergines to hemp: the building materials of tomorrow. Suppose you want to build a sustainable home or office. The production of traditional materials such as cement, concrete, adhesives and insulating foam requires a lot of energy.
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Market hall

The covered Market Hall, a market of international renown, opened its doors in autumn 2014 and is open seven days a week. On the Binnenrotte in the heart of the Laurens Quarter, this impressive building houses a large covered market with approximately 100 fresh produce units, 15 food stores, 8 restaurants and a branch of Albert Heijn.
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Koeienkas

A ‘cow greenhouse’ is actually called a free-range cowshed and offers opportunities for improving sustainability in the dairy industry. This mainly relates to better animal welfare and better fertiliser. The challenge is to combine more space for the animals with fewer emissions, while at the same time reducing the cost price (or at least keeping it the same).
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Grown Down Town

GrownDownTown was established in 2011 as a cooperative to set up projects, in collaboration with other parties, for growing crops in the city. GrownDownTown wants to expand this cooperation in the future with parties from various sectors in order to work together intensively to make the city greener.
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Floating dairy farm

The floating dairy farm in the port of Rotterdam is the brainchild of Peter van Wingerden and the company Beladon, which specialises in building on water. One day Van Wingerden came across plans for a ‘cow garden’ by the Courage Foundation, an innovation platform for the dairy industry that was set up by the agricultural and horticultural organisation LTO and by NZO, the trade association for the dairy industry.
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