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When the Focus is on Food

Touch the Soil News #830 (Feature photo – Netherlands, the Greenhouse Capital of the World – Hanno Lans CCA 2.0 Generic) In 2000, the nation of Netherlands (called the Dutch) made a national commitment to sustainable agriculture. The national rallying cry was “twice as much food using half as many resources. Being in a Northern climate, the Dutch have adopted the use of greenhouses, which has made them global leaders in this technology. The Netherlands is the largest exporter of food after the United States by dollar value. Through innovations and technology, the Dutch have dramatically reduced the use of water – in some cases by as much as 90…

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