Let’s Go Dutch

While we’re on the topic of political will, let’s consider the focus on food production in the Netherlands. WaPo (Gift Article): Cutting-edge tech made this tiny country a major exporter of food. “The rallying cry in the Netherlands started two decades ago, as concern mounted about its ability to feed its 17 million people: Produce twice as much food using half as many resources. The country, which is a bit bigger than Maryland, not only accomplished this feat but also has become the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products by value behind the United States. Perhaps even more significant in the face of a warming planet: It is among the largest exporters of agricultural and food technology.” Meanwhile, we’re sitting around with our head up our nether regions.

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