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Join Grapefrute for the Maastricht Beer Festival

This summer, grapefrute is proud to once again sponsor the “24uurs van Maastricht” beer festival. From June 23-25, the festival features specialty and craft beers from around the world, in the most beautiful and historic settings in Maastricht. Along with food, crafts, tours, and special events, it’s an amazing event ...

New Frontiers In White Biotechnology

White biotechnology is one of the most innovative life sciences today, combining technology with the natural functions of organisms. It has applications in nearly every industry, especially as we seek to reduce the environmental impacts of food, medicine, consumer goods, and other types of products. Here are some of the ...

Meatless Meat: Is Animal-Free Meat Possible?

Plant-based proteins are the hottest food trend in recent years, driven by a desire for more sustainable, cruelty-free foods. But some researchers are going further, using innovative technologies to develop meat without animals at all.  Futuristic fiction has long envisioned animal-free meat. That vision is close to realization. Science has ...

The Supplant Company: Sweet Prospects for the Future

The quest for a healthier alternative to sugar has been a challenge for food and beverage innovators for decades, and sparked a wide range of solutions. The Supplant Company has found a way to turn waste into sugar, with great results.   Humans are hard-wired to love sweetness. The global market ...

The Great Resignation Part 2: Why Do People Stay?

Last month, we explored some of the many reasons why people are quitting jobs in record numbers. This month we’ll look at the factors that make people stay at a job, or accept a new one, and how smart employers are improving talent acquisition and retention.  Reasons Why Employees Stay ...

Innovations in Sustainable Fragrances Part 2: The Opportunities

Over 1,000 new fragrances are launched every year, and the perfume industry has a surprisingly large environmental impact for its size. However, updated practices from legendary perfume brands, along with a new generation of sustainable startups, are changing the landscape for the fragrance industry.  Eco-Friendly Fragrances Trends In part 1 ...

The Great Resignation Part 1: Why do People Quit?

The Great Resignation is making headlines around the world, but what it is and why it’s happening are interpreted in wildly different ways. Are people leaving their jobs because they are lazy? Because they feel unsafe? Because they get better offers? Let’s take a fact-driven approach to find out why ...

Sustainability in the Fragrance Industry Part 1: The Challenges

Over 1,000 new fragrances are launched every year, and the perfume industry has a surprisingly large environmental impact for its size. However, updated practices from legendary perfume brands, along with a new generation of sustainable startups, are changing the landscape for the fragrance industry.  Environmental Impacts of the Fragrance Industry ...

Measuring Success: Recruitment Metrics that Matter

Staffing and recruitment is more art than science. Finding perfect matches, fostering growth and development, and improving satisfaction and contentment require soft skills, intuition, and a little luck. However, just because the work is intangible doesn’t mean the results can’t be. Here are the tools for measuring recruitment success.  Recruitment ...

Innovation Spotlight: Latest Advances in Plant-Based Proteins

Plant-based proteins are more than a food trend – they are essential in the quest for new food sources, new ways of providing human nutrition, and new ways of protecting our planet. These innovators are breaking new ground in nutrition. The Future of Food The future of food is vital ...