Establish partnerships at Wageningen SDG Conference

Establish partnerships at Wageningen SDG Conference
17 August 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

Ensuring better food security, improved nutrition and more sustainable agriculture requires partnerships. So come along to the SDG Conference – ‘Towards Zero Hunger, Partnerships for Impact’ – in Wageningen on 30 and 31 August and network with potential partners. Three out of ten people worldwide still go hungry or suffer…

3D Food Printing: Healthy and made-to-order

3D printed food, dough, chocolate and pasta
22 June 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

3D printing not only uses plastic, concrete, metal and wood to build new designs: it also opens new avenues for the food industry, paving the way for healthier foods or foods tailored to individual needs. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is working on these and other innovative food applications. Image…

Cooperation needed to solve hunger

Sustainable development goals
1 June 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

One of the sustainable development goals for 2030 is to end hunger and improve nutrition. But a lot still needs to be done to achieve this. On 30 and 31 August, Wageningen University & Research will be hosting the international SDG Conference: Towards Zero Hunger. The aim of the conference…

Midden-Delfland collaborates to achieve innovation

Possibilities and Ideas - Midden-Delfland works together on innovation
25 May 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

How do you ensure changes in an area which make a new, sustainable future possible? By allowing the people who live there, work there, and are involved in the area to work together and to learn and innovate together, while also providing them with expert guidance. Wageningen University & Research…

Wageningen in your shopping bag

fruits vegetables
11 May 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

You may not realise it, but many of the fruits and vegetables in your shopping bag were grown with the help of research in Wageningen. Sustainable production is playing an increasingly important role. Take the humble tomato, for example. Dutch tomato growers are leaders in sustainability compared to their international…

Separation and cleaning for reuse

circularity - Separation and cleaning for reuse
4 May 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

Closing loops, reusing more material in a high-quality manner, without wastage of any raw materials; reuse and recycling are necessary in order to keep the earth liveable. Gulden Yilmaz of Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is happy to explain how she and her colleagues can use their expertise help make…

Education for a sustainable world

sustainable education
20 April 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

On 24 April Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will launch a new school project: the Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute. The goal of this project is to inspire young people to work on the challenge of supplying the world with responsible, healthy diets. It thereby further shapes a broader challenge: more…

Help the wild bee

Help the wild bee - mason bee in bee hotel
6 April 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

Half of all wild bee species are under threat of extinction in the Netherlands. 188 of the 358 species found here are currently on the red list (Dutch) of threatened species. A large number of hoverflies are also disappearing at an alarming rate. Why is this happening? Why is it a…

Nature restores itself in the Marker Wadden

Nature restores itself in the Marker Wadden
22 March 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

An exciting new place to experience nature is being created in the Markermeer lake in the central Netherlands. It is a part of an important nature restoration project. The Markermeer was established when a dike was built across the Ijsselmeer in 1975 to connect Enkhuizen and Lelystad. The Markermeer is…

Waste offers a wealth of opportunities

Waste recycling
9 March 2018 | Category: Geen categorie

Do you have any idea how much value your waste still contains, including your residual waste and sewage? There’s more in it than you might think. Hamburger boxes for example, contain interesting fibres for new products. Foil can be made less permeable to oxygen using starch from potato peel. Biodegradable…