Everyone should have access to food and drink that is healthy, safe and sustainable. That is why the Dutch government is working to ensure that food manufacturers use safe and hygienic work processes that cause no harm to the environment or animal welfare. As the global population grows, demand for food increases. This puts greater pressure on raw materials and the environment. That is why the government promotes sustainable food production and combats food waste.
Extra aid for Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region
19-09-2016 | 00:00
Living conditions for millions of people in Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region are continuing to worsen. The Netherlands is...
More agricultural products sold throughout the world; exports increase to more than 82 billion euros
15-01-2016 | 09:00
In 2015, the Netherlands again exceeded the previous year’s exports of agricultural products. Total exports in 2015 amounted to...
International conference on food waste and food losses in The Hague
15-06-2015 | 16:51
It is a sobering fact that one-third of the food we produce is never eaten. Now, governmental organisations, academics, and...