Food giant Unilever is making major plays towards sustainable innovation in the Europe market. This week it announced a £71m investment in the new Netherlands facility where the main focus will be development of plant-based ingredients and meats.
Areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients and meat alternatives, efficient crops, sustainable food packaging and nutritious foods.
Together with its partners, Unilever said it aims to transform the food industry into a healthy and sustainable system, driving innovations that are healthier for people and for the planet.
“We need a fundamental transformation of the food system if we are to feed more than 9 billion people sustainably and nutritiously”, Alan Jope, Unilever CEO, said.
“Malnutrition, obesity, climate change and food waste are issues that can only be addressed if we work in partnership to accelerate technology and innovation.