TIL despite their small land area and limited space the Netherlands are the 2nd largest food exporter in the world because of their efficient methods of modern farming

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  1. Speaking as a Dutchie: yes and no. Yes, we produce a lot of food. And yes, we export a lot of food. If you look at absolute values.

    But we also *import* a lot of food that we then *export* again. This amount counts towards the export, but we didn’t grow it ourselves. Just import export, to borrow a phrase.

    This being said, it is also true that we have a University of Wageningen that is considered the Stanford of food production. In our country a lot of bleeding edge food technology is pioneered and what is more, made ready to roll out commercially.

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