An agricultural giant

An agricultural giant
The Netherlands is the second biggest exporter of agricultural products. Their success is mainly due to architectural innovation to transform the agricultural landscape.


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The greenhouse capital

Dutch agriculture is defined by vast landscapes of greenhouses. Some are covering 175 acres. 

In the Westland region, greenhouses fill the voids between cities, suburbs, and industrial plants.

Hydroponics

Tech-savvy farmers use hydroponic systems and geothermal energy to produce high yields using limited resources. 

Due to a controlled indoor environment, Dutch greenhouses use 1:1 gallons of water per pound of tomatoes produced, compared to the 25.6-gallon global average.

The Dutch environmental performance
  • Double-glazed roofs allow for the retention of heat.
  • Light modular steel frames allow for expansion.
  • Some operators make use of the CO2 from a local oil refinery to aid plant growth.
  • LED lights allow for plants to continue growing throughout the night. This takes into account the Dutch legislation that states that 98% of electric lighting must be contained within the greenhouses.

In the early 2000s, the Dutch made a national commitment to a new form of sustainable agriculture that uses no chemical pesticides and has seen a reduction of antibiotics by 60%.

With new techniques and understanding to feed ever-increasing urban populations, the Netherlands will move further away from the natural, and more towards artificial, industrial, and controlled.

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BE RESPONSIBLE : do we need all this suffering, all this exploitation, all this useless death ?

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Organic food and the environment
Organic products are not necessarily better for the environment.

Many organic farmers, especially the large ones, don’t skip pesticides and fertilizers, they just use natural options, which are hardly risk-free.

Go Green

Being Eco-friendly is not confined to experts and environmentalists.

  • According to the Yogic concept of Ahimsa, or Non-Violence, man should not be aggressively destroying the environment.
  • There are simple ways to Go Green, and can be followed by anyone.

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