Science - February 7, 2013

Expo centre

Egg full of food expertise

A seven-storey egg where knowledge is dispensed about nutrition, health and sustainability. Such a building should be a reality near Ede-Wageningen station in four years' time. It is to be the Dutch agrifood sector's international visiting card: the World Food Center Netherlands. The Association of World Food Centers named Ede as the site of the new expo centre last week. Rotterdam was in the running too, but it was the plan put forward by Ede and Wageningen councils, Wageningen UR, the Food Valley Foundation and Gelderland  province that won the day. The egg will house knowledge institutions, companies and government bodies.