Food & Nutrition
Food is a major industry in the Netherlands, which is the world’s second largest agricultural exporter behind only the United States. Food accounts for more than 21 percent of Holland’s exports and 10 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.
It is also the subject of a new website, www.HollandFoodPartner.com, which highlights the latest developments and innovations in Dutch food and nutrition. The website provides information for US farmers and businesses, and is a powerful new instrument to attract more trade, investments and research partners.
Americans can also read about products that slow digestion to help people lose weight, fries that have a fat content comparable to cottage cheese, and how mealtime ambiance affects how we age. The site is a source of information for Americans who are becoming more health conscious, as cities ban food made with trans fats and New York talks of outlawing some soft drinks beyond a certain size.