Implementation of the 2004 Birds Directive killed the black-tailed godwit – Appeal to Minister Van der Wal: bring Dutch legislation in line with European Birds Directive – Foodlog

Implementation of the 2004 Birds Directive killed the black tailed godwit

In the Netherlands, not only ecological grounds and number criteria apply as selection criteria for selecting an area as suitable for birds. In our country an additional criterion applies. It required a VR area to include at least 100 hectares of “existing nature reserve”. The greed of the managers of those areas, with the help … Read more

Europese Commissie op de vingers getikt door eigen adviesorgaan – ‘Nee, gas en kernenergie zijn ook niet tijdelijk groen’ – Foodlog

Europese Commissie op de vingers getikt door eigen adviesorgaan

In een maandag 24 januari gepubliceerd advies wijst het EU-platform voor duurzame financiering, een adviesorgaan van de Europese Commissie, de keuze van Brussel af. Fossiel gas en kernenergie mogen volgens het platform niet als groen worden beschouwd. De adviseurs noemen fossiel “verre van groen”. Gasgestookte elektriciteitscentrales moeten geleidelijk over op circulair biomethaan of waterstof en … Read more

Self-torture Van de Keuken – ‘This is not a diet book’ lacks social context – Foodlog

Self torture Van de Keuken This is not a diet

“So every day I cook counterclockwise and at 7:30 am I shout that everyone has to come to the table,” writes Teun van de Keuken in This is not a diet book. He wears that month intermittent fasting and because he is ‘the cook in the house’ (who said there The name is an omen?), … Read more

Koloniaal verleden – Congolees eten voor Belgen – Foodlog

Koloniaal verleden Congolees eten voor Belgen Foodlog

De imperialistische mogendheden stortten blikjes sardienen en kookpotten uit over heel Afrika. In de komende weken zal ik eens snuisteren naar de omgekeerde beweging: wat heeft dat koloniale avontuur voor ons eigen voedsel betekend? Het tijdperk van de Belgen in Congo eindigde zo rond 1973 met de ‘zaïrisering’, jaren na de onafhankelijkheid. Duizenden Belgische ondernemers … Read more

Scale, ideal and economy – If agriculture is an economic activity, scaling is part of it – Foodlog

Scale ideal and economy If agriculture is an economic

Reality is always more complicated. Since the 1950s, the increase in scale in Dutch agriculture has accelerated. In 1950 there were still more than four hundred thousand farms in the Netherlands. In total they worked 2.3 million hectares of land. Twenty years later, the number of farms had fallen by 55% to 185 thousand on … Read more

Big Data help fight illegal fishing – Christien Absil concludes her series on shady fishing practices – Foodlog

Big Data help fight illegal fishing Christien Absil concludes

For centuries, fishermen operated out of sight and often out of mind. Certainly the fishing vessels on the open ocean could go about their business almost uncontrollably. Independent fisheries observers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: taking on hostile crew members, especially when they discover things like illegal fishing, human trafficking … Read more

Intermittent fasting – Try it and don’t expect too much – Foodlog

Intermittent fasting Try it and dont expect too much

Discussions about the efficacy of diets often remain undecided. There are (at least) three reasons for this. The first is that positive experiences of individual dieters strengthen them in their view. That’s a valid argument, of course: it works for me, so it’s a good diet. Even though common sense and scientific research might say … Read more

Can supermarkets keep life affordable in difficult times? – ‘If electricity becomes too expensive, the government must intervene, if a supermarket helps consumers it is wrong’ – Foodlog

Can supermarkets keep life affordable in difficult times If

Leclerc announced last week a fixed price of €0.29 for a baguette, the French daily bread. Bakers, millers, grain growers and the French farmers’ union FNSEA reacted indignantly because someone has to pay the low prices. If the consumer does not pay the supermarket a fair price, the chain will have to bleed for the … Read more

Vogelman Koks about nature policy in the Netherlands – More money, fewer larks – about the money that has supplanted farmers’ nature – Foodlog

Vogelman Koks about nature policy in the Netherlands More

The early seeds of becoming a bird researcher were already sown in the 1970s. My parents exchanged the village of Wormer for farmland in the Kop van Noord-Holland. I was a dreamy little boy who actually wanted to be a farmer. After school I could always be found at the neighbors who have a dairy … Read more

Chickens are waiting for slaughter due to the loss of infected slaughterers – No privacy, no data for RIVM – Foodlog

Chickens are waiting for slaughter due to the loss of

The Corona effect of January 19, 2022, the Foodlog selection of the corona news from the (inter)national press. The Corona effect highlights cracks in the food chain, traces of new food systems and the ‘new healthy’. Here you will find our previous selections, in Spotted our daily newsroom. “We are not doing worse than other … Read more

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