Accelerating business in plant-based foods
Bridging the gap between food innovation & commercialization
Challenge & solution
The world population is anticipated to reach 10 billion by 2050 (approx. 40% increase). It is no secret that the current state of the intensive animal protein processing industry is at its limits in terms of the exhaustion of natural resources, contribution to climate change as well as the pollution of international waters. Farming animals for slaughter is undeniably more costly in terms of land use, water and energy than deriving plant nutrients.
“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement”, a former world leader once stated.
Food XLerator BV therefore aims to accelerate the transition to a plant-based foods diet by actively supporting and investing in thriving & scalable businesses that are marketing plant-based food options.
Yuri Schaap is a former Sr. International Sales professional with a 15+ year track record within the Food Ingredient industry. He first worked in the European flavour industry, followed by the International flavour industry. His latest employment in the international Food Ingredient industry encompassed a Strategic Account Manager’s position for meat & vegetable (protein) processors.
Mission & Vision
It is our mission to accelerate innovation of tasty & nutritious plant-based foods.
We strive to transform our food ecosystem globally. Enabling people around the globe to get equal access to tasty & nutritious foods, balancing the equation of animal vs. plant protein intake.
Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce
The Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) is a non-profit organization promoting trade, investment, industry, commercial services and cultural affairs between Canada and the Netherlands.
Foodvalley is the primary knowledge-intensive agrifood ecosystem in the Netherlands. This ecosystem is characterized by many world class innovative agrifood and food-related solutions and by the cooperation between companies, knowledge institutions, education and governments.
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