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Netherlands Aims to Shift to 60 Percent Plant-Based

Dutch citizens are advised to follow a plant-based diet as government plans to become a world leader in sustainability by 2030.

Dutch independent advisory board Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) presented a 98-page report this month urging citizens in the Netherlands to choose a sustainable, plant-based diet. Citing objectives from policies such as the Paris Agreement, United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, and Dutch Dietary Guidelines, Rli expressed the need to change the country’s food policy in order to counteract climate change and increased industrialization. The Rli recommends moving toward a national diet of 60 percent plant-based protein by 2030. “A sustainable and healthy diet means that more vegetable and less animal proteins are eaten,” the advisory report stated. The Netherlands aims to become a global leader for healthy and sustainable food within the next five to 10 years. In 2016, the Dutch government slashed the amount of meat it recommended to its citizens, and Dutch minister Martijn van Dam toured plant-based California food startups to strengthen cross-global collaborations.

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