Meat replacement products are gaining popularity in the Netherlands, and with that the sale of actual meat products is decreasing, according to new figures from market researcher IRI Nederland, NOS reports.
In four of the five most popular holiday destinations for Dutch tourists, food is more expensive than in the Netherlands. Only in Spain will Dutch pay less for groceries than at home, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.
Meat prices in the Netherlands increased significantly last year. On average meat was 3.8 percent more expensive in 2017 than in 2016, the biggest price increase since 2001, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Thursday.
The price of poultry increased the most during the past year, with 4.7 percent. Pork and meat products like smoked, dried or salted meat were 4.2 percent more expensive. The price of mutton and goat meat increased by 3.3 percent, and beef was 2.7 percent more expensive.
Eating less meat and drinking less alcohol and soft drinks will not only benefit Dutch people's health, but also the environment, the national institute for public health and environment RIVM said in a report on Tuesday, the Volkskrant reports.
Buying food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands, where prices are about 2 percent lower than the average in the European Union, according to figures Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat released on Wednesday. Food prices in our neighboring countries are all higher than the EU average.
The PvdA wants supermarkets to stop selling meat at very cheap prices. According to the party, it puts too much pressure on farmers to raise their animals as cheaply as possible, which in turn puts pressure on sustainability.
Cut back on eating meat. Completely stop drinking alcohol, or limit yourself to a maximum of 1 glass per day. Eat at least 15 grams of unsalted nuts a day and have legumes on the table at least once a week.
Animal rights organization Wakker Dier found five cases of spoiled meat and four cases of E-coli in barbecue packs after testing 21 samples, the organization announced on Thursday.
Grocery stores are selling more cheap meat of lower quality than a year ago, finds supermarket monitoring organization Wakker Dier. They called the trend surprising, since in January the parliament voted against selling extraordinarily cheap meat in stores.
Triple Michelin star winner De Librije leads all other restaurants in Amsterdam with six nominations in the Netherlands' first ever Restaurant Awards. The five hundred best chefs in the Netherlands are responsible for selecting each winner.
The director of the company responsible for the allegedly fraudulent sales of horse meat will be the only person tried in connection with the food scandal, the public prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The 45-year-old is accused of selling 300,000 kilos of horse meat labeled as beef from 2011 to 2013.
Supermarket chain Jumbo has announced that factory farmed chickens will stop being sold in stores at the end of next year, Omroep Brabant reports.
Russia's boycott on The Netherlands will cost the country more than €300 million, according to The Netherlands Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
Almost all Dutch people, at 99 percent, contribute something to making the food chain more sustainable. A report from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) published today, reveals the importance that Dutch consumers place on well-sourced, organic and sustainable food.
According to a new report from the Research Council for Safety, the safety of meat in the Netherlands is not guaranteed.
Investigators found no evidence that meat supplier Vion has been selling the factory-farmed daily meat with a better life label, Nos reports.
4.4 million pounds of suspicious meat from wholesale Willy Selten can be sold, writes curator Jaap van der Meer in his second report on the bankruptcy of the Oss company. According to the curator, there's nothing wrong with the meat.
One out of five Dutch people have changed their way of eating meat after the recent cases around meat in the Netherlands. 11.6 percent of the people have started to eat biological meat, 7.1 percent eats less meat of certain animals and 5.3 percent less meat in general.
The Dutch Food- and Goods Authority, Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA) wants that 130 Dutch customers of meat processor Willy Selten from Oss find and recall a total of 50 thousand tons of meat.