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18/02/2019
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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. Blonk Consultants is part […]
18/12/2018

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 […]
17/12/2018

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 […]
30/11/2018

We’re hiring!

Blonk Consultants is looking for new team members who are ready to make the change to a healthy & sustainable food system.
30/11/2018
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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 […]
15/11/2018

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.
15/10/2018
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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 […]
02/10/2018

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.
02/10/2018
Publicaties

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 […]
20/09/2018
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.