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  1. FONAP Annual Meeting and Monitoring

    Food sector reached 85% in 2017.
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  2. 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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  3. India launches Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition


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  4. Closing the gap: food companies, retail and governments called to step up their actions on sustainable palm oil at EPOC 2018

    74% of the palm oil entering Europe for food was certified sustainable in 2017
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  5. China agrees on the import of Dutch lard for human consumption.

    China agrees on the import of Dutch lard for human consumption. On 2 July 2018, Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and her Chinese colleague Minister Ni Yuefeng signed the protocol during the High Level Meeting in The Hague.
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  6. Biodiesel most sustainable fuel

    Biofuels in the Netherlands are very sustainable. This appears from the annual report of the Netherlands Emissions Authority (NEa). The biodiesel we use in the Netherlands is mainly made from used cooking oil. The emission factor of biodiesel is the lowest of all the energy sources. Biodiesel thus performs significantly better than biogas and bio-ethanol, for example, but also better than electricity.
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  7. 3 July 2018

    2017 record year for oils and fats industry


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  8. Main recommendations for cancer prevention published

    At the end of May 2018 the report ‘Diet Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective', from World Cancer Research Fund and America Institute for Cancer Research was published. This report brings together the very latest research, findings and cancer prevention recommendations. These recommendations are largely in line with the dietary recommendations of the Dutch Health Council. The document does not report a direct relationship between fats and cancer.
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  9. EC publishes Q&A’s concerning Regulation of food information to consumers

    On the 8th of June 2018,. The European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union a notice on questions and answers on the application of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 (i.e. the Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers). This notice is intended to assist food business, operators and national authorities in the application of the Regulation by providing answers to a series of questions which were raised after the entry into force of the Regulation.
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  10. WHO published a guide to reduce and eliminate industrial TFA

    The World Health organisation (WHO) released on the 14th of May 2018 a guide entitled ‘REPLACE action package’ for countries to implement actions to reduce and eliminate industrially-produced TFA from the food supply. There ultimate goal is to reduce total TFA intake in all population sub-groups to <2.2 g/ day (<1En%/ day). According to WHO the elimination of TFA is possible by 2023. The Netherlands, and most other Western countries, fulfils already this WHO recommendation whereby the total TFA intake is well below the 1E%. In the Netherlands TFA is no longer a public health issue.
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