Improved wastewater treatment reduces diarrhoeal mortality rate

Reduce diarrhoea
19 October 2018

Diarrhoea is the second global cause of death of children below the age of five and causes the death of many adults. The victims are infected by pathogens in contaminated surface water. Wageningen University & Research scientists are mapping the scope of the problem. What are the most important solutions?…

Why insects are not the new sushi

Eating insects
5 October 2018

The idea is that eating insects is somewhat like eating sushi: you just need to taste it and then you’ll come to like it. But it’s not as simple as that according to sociologist Jonas House from Wageningen University & Research. Our willingness to try new flavours and ingredients depends…

Transition to circular agriculture is a joint process

Transition to circular agriculture is a joint process
17 September 2018

During the Mansholt Lecture on 19 September, Wageningen University & Research will outline how the transition to circular agriculture offers a new perspective for the agricultural Netherlands – from a scientific point of view and in a European perspective. However, what is your opinion? We explain our concept of circularity…

Fashion can also be circular

Circular Fashion - Victor & Rolf and the WUR Circular Fashion Lab
31 August 2018

The fashion industry could use a sustainable update. Cotton cultivation, for example, is eco-unfriendly and generates very little recyclable waste. Students and researchers at Wageningen University & Research are therefore collaborating with companies and textile designers to create new materials with a lower environmental impact that can be resold in…

Establish partnerships at Wageningen SDG Conference

Establish partnerships at Wageningen SDG Conference
17 August 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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…