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The Wageningen student rowing association W.S.R. Argo has incorporated our Dutch quinoa in their meals during the national rowing competition!

10 November 2022

A national rowing competition, the Argo Najaars Slotwedstrijden (ANS), was held last weekend. A total of 700 rowers participated in this event. In light of the fact that it is the last competition of the year, it is often an important and decisive moment for teams from different associations all over the country. After the first competition day, a delicious nutritious dinner followed, based on our Dutch quinoa. In addition to tasting good to the rowers, the quinoa provided them with good energy for the next race day! 

The high protein quality, high protein digestibility, and the presence of vitamins, minerals, and fibres make quinoa an excellent choice for athletes!

Free From Conference Speaker

3 November 2022

Our CEO Marc Arts will be a speaker on the first day of the Free From Functional Food & Health Ingredients Expo! He will explain everything about enriching plant-based products with locally grown quinoa. 

Want to attend his talk? Join his presentation: 
▶️ Tuesday 22 November 2022, Vegan & Plant-Based Conference, 14:30 – 14:55 hrs. 

Interested in tasting plant-based prototypes prepared with our ingredients as well? Visit our stand F17 in Foodvalley NL Pavillion! 

GreenFood50 Exhibitor Booth Location:  
RAI Amsterdam  
Hall 5 – Entrance L 
Booth #: F17 

GreenFood50 at the Free From Food Expo!

25 October 2022

On November 22 and 23, we will be present at the 10th Annual edition of the Free From Food Expo in the RAI (Amsterdam).

The event is a focused, trendy, retail and food service trade fair about Vegan, Plant-Based, Free From, Organic, Functional and Healthy Lifestyle Food, Drinks and Ready to Market Solutions.

This year we will be part of the Foodvalley Pavillion,  together with LekkerLupine, Phycom and Biobite Foodlab bv, stand number F17. We would love to meet you there and tell you all about our quinoa ingredients.

Will we meet you there? You can sign up for free until November 15th via this link.  

🍴 Menu 2030: our local quinoa at World Championship Volleyball 🍴

29 September 2022

The Women’s Volleyball World Championship 2022 has started. During this event the main focus is laid upon the consumption of healthy and sustainable food next to exercising. Papendal, Nevobo & Foodvalley NL joined their forces to encourage visitors to eat healthy, sustainable and plant-based food via a unique new concept: the Gelre Food Plaza at Gelredome, Arnhem.

In Papendal’s pop-up restaurant at the Gelre Food Plaza, our local quinoa ingredients are incorporated in the Menu 2030 by the chefs of Papendal. We are proud to contribute to the sustainable food offerings at this large sport event and be a part of this great chain collaboration! Special thanks to Jeroen Wouters!

Curious about the Menu 2030? Come try out the various dishes created by chef Eric te Veldhuis at the Gelre Food Plaza!

🌱 Quinoa harvest season completed! 🌱

27 September 2022

Last week our quinoa growers were able to harvest the very last local quinoa seeds! The harvest of quinoa is very much dependent on the weather. Sunny and dry weather is necessary to decrease the moisture level in the seeds. We were just in time for the upcoming rainy days.

We would like to thank all of our growers for their effort and work this year. Together we work on the cultivation of high quality, local quinoa!

Interested in what happens during our cultivation process? Have a look at our website: www.nederlandsequinoa.nl

Quinoa ingredients incorporated in various catering dishes and snacks!

15 September 2022

Last week, chef Maurice Beekmans from Hutten Catering made some delicious products with our quinoa, such as chocolate bites with our quinoa crisps and puffs. Due to incorporation of the crisps and puffs, the chocolate bites had a crispy and crunchy texture. Our quinoa puffs were also added on top of hot chocolate drinks to provide a soft, light and airy texture as decoration.

GreenFood50 collaborates with student rowing association W.S.R. Argo

14 July 2022

On the first of July, Argo organized the Argo Sprint, a 500 meter national rowing competition at the Willem Alexander rowing course. After a successful collaboration one year ago we were happy to collaborate with Argo again. The rowers, coaches, spectators and volunteers enjoyed a healthy meal including our local quinoa. The nutritious profile of the quinoa fits perfectly to the meal plan of the athletes.

Thanks to Mats Bours and the others of the Argo Business Club for making this collaboration possible.

🐞 Nature is doing its work! 🐞

7 July 2022

During the quinoa cultivation in both The Netherlands and Belgium, no pesticides are used. The quinoa plants are however protected by nature! Did you know that the ladybug is a natural enemy of aphids? Aphids are insects that weaken plants by sucking the juice out of them. Ladybugs therefore protect the quinoa plants.

Last week we participated in the Campus expedition of the Wageningen University & Research

21 June 2022

The Campus Expedition is an eight-day event, in which many students, young entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative companies will visit and explore organizations on the Wageningen Campus. Together with other companies that are located in either Plus Ultra 1 or Plus Ultra 2 we participated by explaining about out the mision and activities of our company.

GreenFood50 interviewed by Food & Agribusiness

5 April 2022

Every week Food & Agribusiness posts a video about an F&A update! This time it was our turn to share the story of GreenFood50. Heleen Smit from Food & Agribusiness came to our office at the campus of the Wageningen University & Research to make a video in which Marc and Linda explained everything about our locally grown quinoa and the ingredients and prototypes we have developed. Click here to watch the video on the website of Food & Agribusiness.

QuinoaPro project finalised: sustainable, high-quality quinoa protein

31 March 2022

We have recently completed the QuinoaPro project, in which we partnered with Radicle Crops and Giesen Crop Research to investigate the feasibility of optimizing the cultivation, production and processing of Dutch quinoa into high-quality quinoa protein ingredients.

Specifically, the aim was to improve the stability of the protein content, quality and yield of the quinoa seeds, to limit residual flows, and to optimize the seed grain size and shape of the quinoa seeds for further processing.

The valuable insights we gained through this project enable us to meet the growing demand for high-quality plant-based ingredients and unlock the full potential of quinoa, resulting in a sustainable food system capable of feeding a growing world population.

We are very happy to have carried out this project together with our partners and the with support of the province of Gelderland and the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD), which enables to keep innovating and offer quinoa ingredients with the latest technologies and know-how.

GreenFood50 in Future Protein NL publication

15 February 2022

The ‘Future Protein NL’ publication aims to inspire and inform people about what is going on in the Netherlands in the field of alternative proteins. The publication contains more than 40 exclusive interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs and organisations. We are proud that we could share our expertise in one of these interviews, as our CEO Marc Arts is participating as one of the interviewees! You can spot us together with GreenOrganics and Lekker Lupine on page 105!

Take a look at the publication and join us in solving global challenges!

GreenFood50 presents it's new Dutch Quinoa flyer

26 August 2021

Today we present our new Dutch Quinoa (Nederlandse Quinoa) flyer for food service. This flyer was designed to give more information on Dutch Quinoa: the local cultivation in the Netherlands and its range of benefits for chefs. Want to know more about Dutch quinoa? Take a look at our Dutch Quinoa website: www.nederlandsequinoa.nl!

GreenFood50 acquires Belgian cultivation activities

15 January 2021

As from the beginning of 2021, we continue the Wageningen quinoa activities in Belgium developed by Gilbel since 2015.  With these Belgian cultivation activities, we will further strengthen our market leadership in locally grown, innovative quinoa ingredients. This will increase the impact of our efforts to make the food system more sustainable, and enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers for high quality, locally grown plant-based ingredients.

Greenfood50 launches Dutch quinoa website

17 December 2020

Today we launched the new website: www.nederlandsequinoa.nl. On this (Dutch) website, all information on Dutch quinoa can be found, from the supply chain to the health benefits, and from breeding to where you can buy this Dutch quinoa. 

Already in 2014, we (Greenfood50, in collaboration with Dutch Quinoa Group/Radicle Crops and Wageningen University & Research) were successful in cultivating new quinoa varieties in the Netherlands. In these past six years a lot has happened, and nowadays the need for local products is even larger than before. With the launch of this new website, we aim to educate and create more awareness of all the possibilities and benefits of Dutch quinoa!

Exciting news: new office!

1 December 2020

We are really proud and excited to share the news that we are going to move to a bigger office within Plus Ultra I, operated by Kadans Science Partner. The contract is officially signed by our CEO Marc Arts and today we will move into our new office. While we stay in the same building, the change to this new office is significant and truly reflects who we are as a team and company. 
Big thanks to Kadans Science Partner and Rik Creemers for helping to make this a reality!

GreenFood50 Quinoa Growers Day

14 July 2020

Last week we organized the first ever “GreenFood50 Quinoa Growers Day” in the brand new Plus Ultra II building. We had interesting discussions with quinoa growers about topics like conventional/organic agriculture & how to promote local Dutch produce. We also got our hand dirty and visited the quinoa test fields from the Wageningen University & Research, and tasted some delicious quinoa burger and cookie prototypes.

Special thanks to Robert van Loo and his team for showing the quinoa plant breeding activities in Wageningen. And of course big thanks to all the growers and other presenters that attended and the interesting discussions we had!

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GreenFood50 launches new website

25 May 2020

We are very proud to announce our new website, that will make our innovative quinoa ingredients shine even more! We have been working very hard to make this website radiate our core values sustainability, quality & innovation. Take a look around & let us know what you think!

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QUINNOVA project published on CORDIS website

6 April 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Quinnova project has been selected and published in the ‘Results in Brief’ section of the European Commission’s CORDIS website. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The Quinnova project aimed at unlocking the potential of EU cultivated quinoa through the production of Protein Rich Quinoa Flour and Quinoa Starch.  

Read the article on the EU-funded QUINNOVA project here.

 

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Statement COVID-19 crisis

20 March 2020

Now the world is facing the COVID-19 crisis, we are even more committed to supply our innovative quinoa ingredients to our customers. While taking in account the strict safety guidelines of the government, we are working intensively with growers, production and logistics partners to ensure business continuity for our customers in the vital food sector. In case of questions, please contact us.

GreenFood50 acquires DQG activities

GreenFood50 acquires Dutch Quinoa Group Activities

8 January 2020

GreenFood50 and The Quinoa Company announce today that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Dutch Quinoa Group activities to GreenFood50 as from January 1, 2020. This transfer includes the cultivation, production and sales activities of the former Dutch Quinoa Group. The B2B sales activities include a range of basic quinoa ingredients in bulk packaging. In the Dutch food service and retail markets these products are sold under the Lola® brand. 

Marc Arts, CEO of GreenFood50 commented: “With the acquisition of the Dutch Quinoa Group activities we will further strengthen our market leadership in innovative quinoa ingredients. This will also increase the impact of our efforts to make the food system more sustainable. The combination of the quinoa activities enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers for high quality plant-based ingredients. 

Thomas Hufener, CEO of The Quinoa Company said: “The transfer of the local Dutch Quinoa Group activities to GreenFood50 enables us to focus on our world class quinoa breeding program in partnership with Wageningen Plant Research and to accelerate our global licensing activities. Our ambition is to make quinoa a global staple crop by delivering innovations in genetics and seed technology that enable large-scale and profitable cultivation of quinoa everywhere in the world. 

GreenFood50 in Wageningen is market leader in innovative quinoa ingredients for tasty, sustainable, affordable & healthy food for a growing world population. These quinoa ingredients such as native Protein Rich Quinoa Flour and Quinoa Starch are produced from locally cultivated quinoa seeds with proprietary production technology. The main food applications for these ingredients are plant-based products, sports & active nutrition, infant nutrition, bakery, confectionary & gluten free products. 

The Quinoa Company has an exclusive partnership with Wageningen University and Research, the world’s leading agriculture university and a pioneer in quinoa breeding with 30 years of experience. Using state-of-the-art molecular and breeding technology, The Quinoa Company aims to discover the untapped potential of quinoa for higher yield, agronomic resilience and nutritional quality.

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GreenFood50 presents it's new brochure

7 November 2019

Proudly we present GreenFood50’s new brochure. This information booklet shows our range of innovative quinoa ingredients and gives more detailed information. It is also meant to inspire you with many delicious and healthy application ideas.

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