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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.
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.
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.
BE RESPONSIBLE : do we need all this suffering, all this exploitation, all this useless death ?
A PLANT-BASED DIET is the solution proved to be ETHICAL - SUISTAINABLE - HEALTHY - ENJOYABLE
There's no such thing that can really diminish your impact on the Earth.
Since the mainstream discussions aren't about this, here are some sources that can make up your mind:
Many organic farmers, especially the large ones, don’t skip pesticides and fertilizers, they just use natural options, which are hardly risk-free.