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THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Never mind last month's revolutionary test-tube beef burger grown from meat stem cells. The Dutch are way ahead with a "vegetarian butcher" who transforms plants into "meat".

10 Sep 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Horse sold as halaal beef: man fined €50k

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef substitution scandal was on Thursday (3 May) given a suspended sentence and fined for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal beef in France.

3 May 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Slap chips with dagga mayonnaise

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A chain of Dutch chip shops is offering cannabis mayonnaise on their fries, but the resulting snack will not give you the munchies or make you high.

10 Apr 2013

BELGIUM

European industry shifts food marketing mix to children

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Independent data released yesterday, 15 September 2010, show how the world's biggest food brands have significantly changed the products they advertise to children. A major effort has been made to put advertising spend behind "better for you" products or to move out of children's airtime altogether. At the same time children are being exposed to significantly less advertising for all food products across all programming.

16 Sep 2010