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Opportunities of the protein transition for Flanders

On 11 December 2018 Janjoris van Diepen and Roline Broekema presented the results of our study into the protein transition in Flanders. They were speakers at the Inspiration Day: The ProteinShift event […]

European project to identify and address barriers to sweetener use

A new study, led by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Copenhagen, has been launched to identify the risks and benefits of sugar replacements in the diet. Blonk Consultants is part […]

The new ‘Animal Production System Tool’

Blonk Consultants is developing the Animal Production Systems Tool, an innovative online tool that calculates the environmental impacts of the main global animal production systems. This tool can be used by companies […]

Removing the barriers to sustainably fed and affordable food by 2030

Blonk Consultants is currently involved in the FEED-X project. FEED-X is one of the pilot projects of Project X, a WWF-founded corporate systems accelerator that helps organisations make difficult shifts in their […]

We’re hiring!

Blonk Consultants is looking for new team members who are ready to make the change to a healthy & sustainable food system.

Update Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool

Deforestation is an important global problem: it has severe negative impacts on the planet and contributes to climate change. Deforestation is a form of land use change. A well-known example of deforestation […]

Behind the scenes – integration of US crops from LCA Commons into Agri-footprint

In this article we share some of our insights on the integration of US crops from LCA commons into Agri-footprint, the LCA Food Database.

Conference: Science and Technology for Meat Analogues

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is hosting the conference ‘Science and Technology for Meat Analogues’ on 1 and 2 November 2018. During the conference the latest research findings and insights related to […]

An exploratory comparison of the environmental efficiency of agricultural products

Every two years the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) publishes an Assessment of the Dutch Human Environment. These reports discuss the state of the environment, nature and spatial development in the country.

Let’s meet @ LCA Food 2018

This year, LCA Food 2018 will be being held in Bangkok, Thailand. Bart Durlinger and Jasper Scholten of Blonk Consultants will be there from 16 to 21 October and look forward to […]
Fruit & vegetables

Eating more sustainably: fruits and vegetables at the supermarket

For the Dutch Consumers’ Association (Consumentenbond) Blonk Consultants investigated the sustainability of fruit and vegetables for sale in Dutch supermarkets.

Agri-footprint 4.0 now available in openLCA

Earlier this year we released Agri-footprint 4.0. This update includes USDA LCA Commons crop production data and some bug fixes. The latest version of Agri-footprint is now also available for the openLCA […]

Opportunities of the Protein Transition for Flanders

Flanders aims to be the European leader in food. The growing interest and demand for ‘alternative’ proteins to replace meat (driven by various social trends) provides many potential economic opportunities for Flemish […]

Beer PEFCR approved by the European Commission

Earlier we announced that the Feed PEFCR (the first PEFCR) has been approved by the European Commission. On 20 April this year the Beer PEFCR was also given the green light, following […]
Sneak preview Optimeal

Sneak preview: First impressions of the Optimeal update

We have already announced that Optimeal is undergoing a substantial update. At the moment we are working hard behind the scenes to bring you the updated program. In the meantime we are […]
Milieu-footprint methodiek tuinbouw

Environmental footprint methodology for horticulture

The demand for sustainably produced horticultural products is increasing. Consequently there is also a growing market for calculating the environmental footprints of horticultural products. While consumers and retailers want to know more […]