August 12, 2005

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Edam, The Netherlands, August 2005

Edam (mun. Edam-Volendam) is a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, some 20 km northeast of Amsterdam (1994 pop. 25,640). Historically a chartered town since 1357, thriving on trade and agriculture, it has nevertheless remained relatively small. The town has nowadays grown together with neighbouring Volendam. Its main claim to international fame is Edam cheese, a Dutch pressed cheese of yellow color and fine flavor, made in balls weighing three or four pounds.

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Report: World Land Use Is Top Environmental Issue
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

"The massive conversion of the world's natural landscapes to agriculture and other human uses may soon begin to undermine the capacity of the planet's ecosystems to sustain a burgeoning human population.

"Writing July 22, 2005 in the journal Science, a group of leading scientists portrays the escalating transformation of the world's forests, wetlands, savannahs, waterways and other native landscapes as the biggest potential threat to human health and global sustainability."

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