Effect of Kori Tofu on the level of cholesterol

Our valued member Asahimatsu Food will organise a symposium in the Omnia building in Wageningen where they will present preliminary results of a scientific study executed by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.

In a double blind study the effect of Kori Tofu, a proprietary Tofu product of Asahimatsu Food, will be presented on the level of cholesterol in humans after eating a controlled quantity of Kori Tofu over a limited period of time.

In case you like to be considered for an invitation please send an e-mail to the event-manager of Asahimatsu support at event@asahimatsusupport.com

Symposium: Accelerating protein transition in procurement policy

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will present its findings on inhibiting and promoting factors that public organisations experience when shifting to more plant-based proteins in their procurement. You are invited to reflect together with experts on actions to accelerate the protein transition. Jeroen Willemsen, Innovation Lead Protein Shift is panelist
More information and registration

Global FOODture: Thailand – International Training & Matchmaking

Are you a European SME or an organization from Thailand, interested to collaborate with European SMEs? And are you contributing to a more sustainable food system?

On 30 November, an online session regarding collaboration between organisations in Thailand and European SMEs will take place.

During this online session, collaboration opportunities in Thailand will be highlighted and you can schedule 1-1 online Matchmaking meetings with partners form Europe or Thailand. We kindly invite you to register on the B2match platform to participate in the session, create your profile and schedule 1-1 matchmaking meetings with potential collaboration partners, directly via the platform.

Online matchmaking – How does it work?

  1. Register on the Global FOODture platform
  2. Create your profile
  3. Browse through other profiles
  4. Send & receive meeting requests

For more information, please visit the website.

Global FOODture workshop: Are futures farmers flying farmers?

Workshop 2: Are futures farmers flying farmers?

Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th century farmers might barely recognize. Self-driving machinery and flying robots able to automatically survey and treat crops will become common place on farms that practice what’s come to be called precision agriculture. The ultimate purpose of all this high-tech gadgetry is optimization, from both an economic and an environmental standpoint.

Global FOODture supports the sustainable transition of the food system through stimulating global collaboration and innovation. The project develops and implements a joint internationalisation strategy that facilitates international collaboration in countries outside Europe for European SMEs.

Foodvalley Innovation Insights December 2022

Tuesday 13 December 2022, 09.00 – 10.30 CET| Foodvalley Partners only.

We have a specially selected programme with inspirational pitches and some surprising insights on Protein Shift, Food and Health and Circular Agrifood. The event programme has been composed for and by Foodvalley partners. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the speakers. See the full programme below.

The event is free of charge for our partners and will take place online. Click on the button to register.

Programme

Hosted by Marjolein Brasz, CEO Foodvalley NL

  • Accelerators for innovation!
    Pieter Lorwa, sr. business associate Gwynt
  • Sustainable, innovative and personalized medical food – vital change in patient care
    Aldwin Vriesema, Vice President of Global Sales Dutch Medical Food
  • Data-driven preventive lifestyle coaching
    Tommie Koppens, founder & CEO FitSurance
  • Future sensors & digital twins – what’s in it for me?
    Nicole Koenderink, Researcher Wageningen University & Research
  • Effect of Kori-tofu on the level of cholesterol
    Interview with Kinoshita, CEO Asahimatsu Foods and Tom van Loenhout, Cardiologist Ziekenhuis De Gelderse Vallei


Winners of Prize Based Challenge on Personalised Nutrition announced

Winners of Prize Based Challenge on Personal Nutrition announced

The winners of its first Prize Based Challenge on Personalised Nutrition For All are announced. The challenge, a partnership with EIT Food, Food Valley NL and Food Innovation Hub Europe, is a call to action to find innovation solutions to reduce obesity and malnutrition. The Personalised Nutrition for All Challenge invited multi-stakeholder groups, startups and early-stage solutions that support these focus areas to submit proposals for review. 

The six winners, announced at the EIT Food Annual Event in Brussels, were chosen against three tracks: Route to Market, which looks at reducing obesity and malnutrition by making tools more affordable and accessible to a broader community; Behavioural Change, exploring how we can empower consumers to manage their health; and Science & Big Data, seeking to enable a more targeted approach to consumers’ health. 

The winners in each category are:

Route to Market 

  • EKTAH: Providing new nutritional solutions to reduce body weight gain. 
  • Nutrinomics & Ligue Cardio: Making personalised nutrition accessible to high-risk, underprivileged populations. 
  • L3M Technologies Ltd t/a Salus Optima: The integration of real-time metabolic, behavioural and lifestyle monitoring into a personalised nutrition service for effective weight-loss and health-gain. 

Behavioural Change 

  • Aigecko Technologies SL: An AI-based nutritional tracker for objective, continuous, friendly and easy to use food intake monitoring. 
  • Roche Diagnostics: Simple personalisation for large groups of consumers in a health care setting, with the aim of preventing people with pre-diabetes from developing diabetes.

Science & Big Data 

  • Verdify: Using technology and nutrition science to provide hyper personalised nutrition recipes to help tackle obesity.  
Each of the winners are awarded €30,000, with the possibility of further funding from EIT Food in the future. The prize money will be used to support the development of the proposed solution into a viable project plan over the course of two to six months. EIT Food will select the most promising projects among the winners and allocate enough funding to sustain the development to go to market. 

Foodvalley congratulates all winners but especially Foodvalley partner Verdify. 

Congrats to all listed in the Food100 2022!

Congrats to all listed in the Food100 2022! 

On August 31, the list Food100 has been published. Foodvalley NL is proud partner, third year in row. Once again featuring 50 up-and-coming talents under 35 and 50 established food changers over 35.

By connecting generations, the Food100 creates a list of people who together can make an even bigger impact and set an example for many. 

Foodvalley NL stimulates and guides food changers for their innovations on their challenging journey to sustainable and healthy food for ten billion people worldwide​ in 2050.

“The nomination as Food Hero is an important recognition of my work. You feel part of a network. People know how to get in contact and the title creates more awareness.” – Eva Koffeman, Food Hero 2021

And we are happy to see a great number of our partners in de Food100 list:  

We wish all the nominees a great journey towards the spotlight on November 25th when the Food Heroes will be announced. 

 

Food100 is powered by:

Launch of a new challenge: Personalised Nutrition for All!

Launch of a New Challenge: Personalised Nutrition for All!

Obesity and malnutrition are complex challenges, but by accelerating innovation in personalised nutrition, we can help to create a healthier and more equitable food system. EIT Food, Foodvalley NL and Food Innovation Hub Europe would like you to participate in an exciting new challenge: Personalised Nutrition for All!

Six winners will be awarded €30,000

Personalised nutrition for all is a call to action to find innovative solutions to reduce obesity and malnutrition in Europe. Six winners will be awarded €30,000 to further develop their solution, opening the possibility for further funding by EIT Food to develop their project and go to market.

Startups, and multi-stakeholder groups are invited to submit their Personalised Nutrition ideas. Winners will be announced during the EIT Food Partner event on 17th October in Brussels, in advance of World Food Day.

 

What are we looking for?

This challenge is about finding new solutions and tools for monitoring and improving an individual’s health. We welcome proposals that address one or more of the following tracks:

  • How can we help to reduce obesity and malnutrition by making tools more affordable and accessible to a broader community?
  • How can we empower consumers to manage their health?
  • How might we enable a more targeted approach to consumers’ health?

Judging Criteria

We are looking for exciting, multi-partner, multi-stakeholder initiatives that provide solutions on obesity reduction or malnutrition prevention by employing personalised nutrition approaches. Herewith providing the positive impact of food towards human health and a sustainable planet. The multi-partner and multi-stakeholder initiative can be in existence, or the initiative can come into existence via the ‘Prize-based Challenge Personalised Nutrition for All’.

Solutions are expected to demonstrate a maturity level consistent with a go to market within a reasonable amount of time not exceeding 2 to 3 years, thus a TRL level of 5 and up.

How to Submit

You will have to create an account before filling out the form and answering to the questions requested. You will be able to save a draft version before completing and validating your submission. Once ready to submit, you will be asked to agree with the Rules & Regulations governing the Personalised Nutrition For All! Challenge. The Rules & Regulations document can be found on the website below for your review.

Why a Personalised Nutrition for All Challenge?

Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, while 3.5 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. One area that has seen great progress is Personalised Nutrition, which includes the sciences, technologies, tools and services that provide consumers with individualized dietary recommendations and products. These tools have empowered consumers by helping them understand more about their own bodies and educating them as to the best way forward in managing their health. However, there is still a need to make these technologies not only more accessible and affordable to a broader community but also more user-friendly and engaging. There are also growing concerns around data protection and the use of personal data that need to be addressed if we want a larger adoption of these solutions.

Are you a food changer? Sign up for Food100!

Are you a food changer? Sign up for Food100!

The Food100 is being compiled again this year! With the Food100, initiators Slow Food Youth Network, AgriFood Capital, Food Hub and Food Inspiration want to encourage and give a stage to everyone who is active within the Dutch food system.

Up-and-coming talent and established leaders

An independent jury makes a top 100 list of up-and-coming talent and established leaders who are working hard for better and more sustainable food. By giving these people a stage and making the list public, food changers have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact together.

This year the list will once again feature 50 up-and-coming talents under 35 and 50 established food changers over 35. By connecting generations, the Food100 creates a list of people who together can make an even bigger impact and set an example for many. You can apply via: www.food100.nl/aanmelden

Why do you want to be on the list?

  • Access to a network of over 300 impact makers in food
  • Opportunity to become Food Hero of 2022 with an additional nomination
  • An exclusive spot at the Food Inspiration Trend Table during the annual Food100 event

The Food100 jury of 2022

For the sixth time in 2022, the initiators of the Food100 are compiling a list of inspiring food changers. An independent jury of experts from across the food chain will select the 100 most appealing examples from all the entries:

  • Isabel Boerdam, founder of Green Food Lab, De Hippe Vegetariër and De Week Zonder Vlees (Meatless Week)
  • Dr Jeroen Candel, senior lecturer in public administration, member of the Council for Animal Affairs and the supervisory board of the Transition Coalition Food
  • Christiaan Vette, independent advisor on strategy, innovation and transformation
  • Anne Reijnders, inspires new eating behaviour with De Lekkere Man and through television programmes
  • Tim van der Mark, pig farmer and board member of Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt
  • Tarique Arsiwalla, founder of Protix, investor in sustainable agri start-ups and strategic advisor to Vermaat Group
  • Dalila Sayd, works on a social food landscape with Het Eetschap.

Food100 is powered by:

“The nomination as Food Hero is an important recognition of my work. As a Food Hero you feel part of a network. People know how to find you better and the title creates more awareness.” – EVA KOFFEMAN, FOOD HERO 2021

First consumer survey on home-grown plant proteins published

First consumer survey on home-grown plant proteins published

To find out what the attitude and knowledge of consumers is around home-grown plant proteins, DVJ Insights conducted a consumer survey on behalf of the Protein Farmers of the Netherlands (an initiative of Foodvalley NL). The consumer survey provides, among other things, insights for the Green Deal Protein-rich Crops that stimulates the cultivation, processing, and consumption of regionally grown proteins. Read the research here.

Local foods have become more important

The results from the study, conducted among 500 Dutch consumers, are promising. For example, in the past year local foods have become more important to 4 out of 10 Dutch respondents. This is mainly due to the climate agreement and the COVID-19 crisis. But availability and media attention play a role in this as well.

Half of the consumers are therefore more motivated to buy plant-based products. The main motivation is health, while price is the main barrier to make a purchase. Supporting local farmers and sustainability and climate are of most added value to consumers.

Recommendations from the study

The research offers great opportunities for the promotion of protein-rich products from Dutch soil. Consumers currently associate local products mainly with meat and dairy. A lot of work is needed to give plant protein-rich products the positive association and value as well. For example, how to enhance biodiversity and soil fertility. The research provides concrete guidelines for this. Read more about these recommendations here.

Who are the Protein Farmers of the Netherlands?

“We bring plant proteins from the Netherlands to life. For soil, biodiversity, farmer, and citizen”, is the slogan of the Protein Farmers of the Netherlands. An initiative of Ekoboerderij De Lingehof, Proeflab Wageningen, Taskforce! Korte Keten and Foodvalley NL. Thirty Dutch protein farmers are committed to the (re)appreciation of Dutch protein farmers and their locally grown products. Because local, vegetable proteins are profitable on all fronts: health, sustainability, and a circular economy.

The Protein Farmers of the Netherlands do this by sharing knowledge about local plant protein products, by seeking cooperation between growers, processors, developers, and makers of end products. Also, by researching the market and consumers with this consumer study.

Questions? Get in touch

Jeroen Willemsen
Innovation Lead Protein Shift
+31 6 177 380 37

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