Monday 19 April 2021

The Netherlands leads the world in affordable, available food: Oxfam

The Netherlands is the best country in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, according to a new ranking by international aid group Oxfam.

The Netherlands beats France and Switzerland into second place. Chad is last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola.

European countries occupy the entire top 20 bar one – Australia ties in 8th place – while the US, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada all fall outside. African countries occupy all the bottom 30 places in the table except for four – Laos, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.

The Good Enough to Eat index compares 125 countries and looks at challenges people face in obtaining food, the quality and price of food and the impact on health.

The Netherlands scores so well because food is relatively cheap, varied and good quality. But almost one in five Dutch residents is overweight, the research points out.

Read the report

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