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Netherlands is country with most plentiful, healthy food: Oxfam

Published on Jan 15, 2014 9:47 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, while the United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, a new ranking released by Oxfam showed.

Chad came in last on the list of 125 nations, behind Ethiopia and Angola, in the food index from the international relief and development organisation on Tuesday.

"The Netherlands have created a good market that enables people to get enough to eat. Prices are relatively low and stable and the type of food people are eating is balanced," Ms Deborah Hardoon, a senior researcher at Oxfam who compiled the results, said in an interview.

"They've got the fundamentals right and in a way that is better than most other countries all over the world."

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