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Our newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of sustainability in the agri-food sector. We will also keep you informed about interesting projects, training and courses. We publish our newsletter up to six times a year.

23/05/2019

Update of GFLI Database of Animal Feed Production

LCA Feed database version will be available shortly
30/04/2019

Development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard for growing media sector in Europe

Growing Media Europe is committed to the highest environmental standards and is therefore developing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard for the growing media sector in Europe.
15/04/2019

Training – Footprinting in the Animal Production Sector

On 14 May 2019 we organise a training ‘Footprinting in the animal production sector. This training is a perfect start to gain a better understanding of carbon and environmental footprinting in this […]
15/04/2019
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Blog post: Dutch climate policy must broaden its scope

The current climate policy takes too narrow an approach and is missing out on opportunities. We concentrate our discussion here on the production and consumption of food, but parallels can be found […]
11/04/2019
Caroline en Rishi

New colleagues: Blonk Consultants welcomes Rishi and Caroline

Blonk Consultants recently welcomed two new colleagues. We are very happy that Rishi Sukul and Caroline te Pas have joined our team.
11/04/2019

LCA Feed databases: what are the differences?

We develop several LCA databases of feed ingredients. On regular basis we receive questions from companies, branch organisations and other organisations about the differences between these databases. We are happy to share […]
10/04/2019

Carbon Footprint of Nature’s Pride

Last year Blonk Consultants carried out a CO2 baseline measurement (carbon footprint) for Nature’s Pride, a company based in the Netherlands. Nature’s Pride supplies 230 different fruit and vegetable products from 59 countries
18/03/2019

Future-proof food & beverage products

A main challenge for food and beverage producing companies is to become ‘future-proof’ with respect to health, environmental and other sustainability concerns. Learn more about the Sustainability Nutrition Balance (SNB) and product […]
13/03/2019
Webinar - Sustainable Diets

Missed our webinar on Sustainable Diets?

No worries, the recordings are available.
18/02/2019
Optimeal - Photo by Katie Smith on Unsplash

Calculating healthy and sustainable diets with Optimeal

Optimeal is an optimisation tool for calculating the sustainability and health value of foods and dietary patterns. Optimeal is now used by a range of food companies, government bodies and NGOs. Recently […]
14/02/2019

Webinar: Sustainable Diets

Do you want to know more about the complex subject of healthy and sustainable food? On 12 March 2019 we are holding a free webinar on how to calculate a healthy and […]
13/02/2019
Laura van de Kar

Laura van de Kar joins Blonk Consultants for her Master’s thesis

Laura joined our team as an intern in February 2019. We are delighted to present Laura to you in her own words
04/02/2019

Healthy and sustainable diets for people and planet

Recently, the EAT-Lancet commission published a report on healthy and sustainable diets. In our studies we arrive at roughly the same conclusion. However, our research method was different, and actually more precise, […]
01/02/2019
Nationale Week Zonder Vlees

Environmental benefits of eating less meat

For the National Week Without Meat, Blonk Consultants made a quantitative assessment of the environmental benefits of eating less meat.
15/01/2019

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 […]
08/01/2019

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.