Agriculture, Nature and Environment
The Netherlands has a rich variety of nature and it is one of the world’s largest agricultural producers. Biotechnology is important for agriculture and the food industry. The Dutch government would like consumers to be able to choose healthy foods more easily and more consciously.
In the spotlight
Nature in the Netherlands is under a government protection regime.
A new animal disease has been found in sheep and bovine animals in the Netherlands, caused by the Schmallenberg virus.