With a labour market still reeling from COVID-19 and a food industry struggling to keep its emissions in check while feeding the growing populace, it is clear we need innovative minds to step up. During the Second Generation of the Blue Tulip Awards, that is exactly what happened. The winners in the Food & Water theme and the Education & Employment theme have what we need. Meet MEZT and Skilllab.
MEZT enables circular farming
Talk about timing for the winners of the Food & Water theme in the Blue Tulip Awards. The country of The Netherlands is struggling with a nitrogen crisis, paralysing building projects and sending farmers into a rage. The issue, high levels of nitrogen emissions, focuses mainly on farmers, as their animal waste tends to produce a lot of it. That prompts the government to new measures, making the life of farmers harder and everybody unhappy.