I have to bite my tongue when I hear people claim how progressive Europe is when
it comes to sustainability and consumerism. Take Amsterdam, where in May I worked and
traveled for two weeks. True, bicycles are everywhere, public transport works, and you can
find great locally grown food. But step into an Albert Heijn supermarket, and you will see
that the capital of tulips and bicycles is also the capital of processed food,
over-packaged in plentiful plastic.