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  1. November 23, 2018

    National Prevention Agreement signed

    On november 23rd the National Prevention Agreement has been signed. The agreement wants to achieve that Dutch inhabitants become healthier by changing their lifestyle. By diminishing smoking, overweight and excessive use of alcohol, the healthiness of many Dutch people can be improved. In the agreement measurements are being mentioned that over 70 organisations have committed to.
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  2. European Commission reports on development of plant proteins in the EU


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  3. November 16, 2018

    RSPO accepts new Principles and Criteria 2018

    RSPO members vote for no deforestation, no peatland and a separate smallholder standard. MVO and a number of its members participated in this successful process.
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  4. November 15, 2018

    UK Roundtable for Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil presents new monitoring report

    75% of UK palm oil import was CSPO in 2017
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  5. November 13, 2018

    Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil and Solidaridad present monitoring report to Dutch Members of Parliament


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  6. November 8, 2018

    The Responsible Frying campaign also on facebook and Instagram

    The Dutch Responsible Frying campaign for cafetaria's has recently started on facebook and Instagram. This social media promotion will contribute to the knowledge of and passion for frying fats and oils among cafetaria entrepreneurs.
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  7. The possibilities of marigold oil in food and biobased products

    The flower oil of marigold has been known for centuries for its wound-healing effect. More recent is the attention for the qualities of marigold oil. Marigold seed oil contains high concentrations of calendula acid and is a potential renewable and environmentally friendly raw material for paints or coatings. This seed oil would also be beneficial for the heart and blood vessels and for the recovery capacity of the muscles. The Herent Experimental Center and ILVO are working on the refinement of the cultivation of marigold (Calendula officinalis). The Karel de Grote Hogeschool and Ghent University further substantiates the application possibilities. Both pressed, hexane extracted as supercritical (sCO2) extracted oil are part of their research.
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  8. October 24, 2018

    Palm leaves feedstock for easily biodegradable biobased plastic

    HemCell is a plastic made from the combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste. The Dutch invention is particularly easy to compost and suitable for a wide range of applications. For example, biodegradable coffee capsules will soon be available in the store. The plastic can be processed with existing plastic processing equipment. Pure PLA turned out to be too brittle and fragile. But combined with the powder of crushed palm leaves deliver a new material which has very useful functional properties.
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  9. October 22, 2018

    FONAP Annual Meeting and Monitoring

    Food sector reached 85% in 2017.
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  10. October 17, 2018

    Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil presents monitoring report 2017

    88% of palm oil delivered to food industry certified sustainable. Solidaridad shares story from their work with smallholder farmers in Colombia.
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