CBS Report: More and more Dutch are choosing a plant-based diet

Yes, we are going places but it’s not far enough! In the year 2020, it was noted that over 35% of Dutch people over the age of 18 (approximately 6 million people) reduced their consumption of meat. This is one of the many positive trends documented by the CBS (Central Bureau of Statistics) in their report titled ‘Climate change and energy transition: attitudes and behaviour of the Dutch in 2020’.

It goes without saying that eating meat affects the environment and climate. Meat and dairy production results in the production of harmful greenhouse gases and in the acidification of soil and air. The report noted that 5% of the Dutch population, 630,000 people, do not eat meat at all. However, 3% of the population are Pescatarians, meaning they do not eat meat, but still eat fish!

Did you know that eating fish is as equally destructive to the environment as eating meat or dairy products? Keeping aside the fact that the aquatic food chain is the most concentrated source of industrial pollution that currently exists, and consuming fish essentially equals to consuming toxins, the fishing industry also inflicts detrimental harm on our oceans and our environment. Overfishing, by-product waste of fishing such as fishing nets, commercial whaling, the shark finning industry— all pose a serious threat to our planet’s ecosystem.

CBS’ report also noted that among non-meat eaters, the decision to cut out meat came from a concern for animal welfare as well as concern over climate change. Fish are sentient beings, too! They experience pain the same way a cow, a chicken or a human being would.

Simply put, as much as we advocate for a diet with no meat, the same should be done for fish. Seafood is not sustainable! The omega-3 fatty acids that accompany fish are not produced by fish— it is produced by algae. The fish eats algae and collects Omega-3 in its body as fats. Testa Omega 3 is produced from algae and can fulfil all your omega-3 fatty acid needs by bypassing the fish.

Needless to say— the time to switch to a plant-based diet is now. It’s our mission to provide you with the best alternative. So stay tuned, we are in the process of creating more alternatives for fish in the near future. Let’s push that percentage of people who never eat meat or fish. #fishfree

 Omega-3 fatty acids are important, but they don’t come from fish.

The popular misconception is that missing out on seafood means you miss out on essential Omega-3 fatty acids, but fish don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, algae do. Fish is the middleman, one who’s consumption we can and must eliminate completely.

Testa Omega 3 is produced from algae that are contained on land in high-quality conditions. Read more about it on our website. 



Easily determine your amount and frequency and never run out of fresh vegetable omega-3 again! Your omega-3 will never be older than 3 months from production to consumption. Of course, you can also make separate orders.

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