Agriculture in the Netherlands must change. Why? Because we import most of our animal feed, we are killing the rain forest. The solution? Peter van Paridon(45) knows how. He uses a traditional local product as animal feed that can become eventually also our food.

The way we feed our animals has a great impact on the environment. You can reduce that considerably by not getting our food from South America but simply in The Netherlands. “We have to produce our animal feed locally. Hard? No, we have plenty of options.” 

Environment, rainforest, farmers
If we listen to Peter and go with his solution it will not only be better for the environment. Or the rainforest. But also for the farmers. “Now, livestock must shrink due to environmental impact. Our solution reduces the manure problem and therefore less chance of shrinking.”

Peter believes so strongly in his solution that, after his job by a multinational, he has chosen to work for a startup in the South East of the Netherlands. “I have no doubts that I choose this path. Maybe I’ve should have done this earlier.” 

It's under your nose. Literally 
But what is that solution? It was right there. Under our noses. "It has far more dimensions and potential benefits for animals AND people alike than ever thought of before." 

Three hints 
Peter gives a hint. “It is local. And in refined form it gives the ideal protein for cows, chickens and pigs. Its sugar fraction is beneficial for the intestinal flora of the animals and as an organic fertilizer. And it helps to balance the fields of the farmers with much less and cleaner resources.’’

Do you know what it is? Peter will tell you all about it and how you can use his solution on November 5th. 

You can register here.