Sorting room of Greenpack, a co-op of produce growers that sorts and packages a third of all the commercially grown tomatoes in The Netherlands.  Most of them are for export to the U.K., Germany, and Scandinavia, with some to France and the USA.  In summer they also sort and package sweet peppers.  The tomatoes are packaged in different specifications for different markets.

Aerial view of greenhouses illuminated with artificial lights to extend the growing season of tomatoes and flowers near De Lier, Westlands, just west of Rotterdam.

Europe’s Food Revolution

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Although bound by long traditions of small food production, Europe has been revolutionizing it’s food systems with major advances in agriculture. George made two trips to Europe to examine the latest developments in hydroponics, fish farming, milk production, and plant genetics for Le Figaro Magazine.

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