THIS IS THE WAY TO WIN BACK YOUR COUNTRY
As food prices spiral, now is the worst time to take land out of agricultural use, but that’s what the EU has been doing. Around the world, one by one countries have been haggling with compulsory farm buyouts and Dutch farmers have been protesting the ridiculous “climate change” goals all the way.
In some cities, dozens of farmers were arrested after rallies of up to 40,000 protesters ascended into running battles with police.
What’s driving the dispute? Manure. The Netherlands’ intensive livestock farming system produces an unusual excess of animal feces. When mixed with urine, those feces give off ammonia and nitrous oxide. The former is a pollutant that can leak into air and water, harming local wildlife. Agreed upon by the Dutch government to global elites, the latter is a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in our atmosphere: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says nitrous oxide accounts for around 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
This is just the beginning of much wider global unrest over agriculture. Scientists say dealing with climate change will require not just gradual reform, but a rapid, wholesale transformation of the global food system. As one of the world’s most densely farmed nations, the Netherlands is one of the first countries to grapple with how that upheaval will impact farmers—and how messy the transition will be. Presently, the Dutch farmer’s protest party (BBB) celebrate a shock win, the Farmers-Citizen Movement is projected to become the equal largest party in the senate, in a blow to Mark Rutte’s four -party coalition, it won’t be the last.