Food for thought. Dietary and health trends in the Netherlands

14/12/2012 12:00

Many older people in the Netherlands still remember times of food shortage. Today’s supermarkets, specialist food shops and market stalls sell an unprecedented range of products. At the same time, food accounts for a smaller and smaller part of household spending.

Food for thought comprises a selection of facts and figures about food. Which foodstuffs are produced in the Netherlands, and which have to be imported? Where do the Dutch buy their food? Will the demand for organic products continue to grow? And: how many people are overweight?
These questions and many more are examined in Statistics Netherlands' unique overview of food and health in the Netherlands.