Good morning! Five Utrecht cafés open during the test event Fieldlab cafés and Herman Tjeenk Willink receives Mariëtte Hamer from the Socio-Economic Council.
The sun is shining today but there are also cloud fields and during the day a few winter showers may fall. There is a moderate northern winds blowing and the temperature is around 9 degrees this afternoon. In the coming days it will remain dry with sunny periods. The temperature slowly goes up a little. In the nights, the room may still freeze slightly.
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The Netherlands is among the dishonorable top of European countries contributing to deforestation worldwide. According to a report by the World Fund for Nature, the Netherlands, together with other European countries such as Germany, Belgium and France, is responsible for 80% of the deforestation caused by imports of raw materials from EU countries.
As a major exporter of meat, the Netherlands needs a lot of soy for animal feed. To grow soya, jungles and tropical forest are cut down.
The World Nature Fund and European environmental organisations hope for strict European legislation to combat deforestation.
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Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. 1 million Dutch Muslims celebrate this month of contemplation, reconciliation and charity, as well as in this mosque in Amsterdam.