Nationaal Icoon 2014: hybride aardappelzaad van Solynta. FOTO © MINEZ/Valerie Kuypers

Cities, including yours, can exist thanks to the ‘hinterland’. After all, the food of all city dwellers is produced in that hinterland. For an average Dutchman to consume, 0.6 hectares (almost a whole football field) is necessary. For my city Eindhoven (230,000 inhabitants) this means a total of approximately 138,000 hectares for food, cotton and wood, etc. It is, therefore, high time that hungry Eindhoven is aware of this fact.

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