Why Are Farmers in the Netherlands Angry?/ Inside Story

Source: Al Jazeera English

Jul 4, 2022L Farmers in the Netherlands are angry. They’re rejecting laws that regulate emissions produced by livestock,but will have a major impact on the farming community and the larger economy. The Netherlands has failed to meet its emissions reduction targets - so permits for new homes and roads have not been granted since 2019, to prevent further pollution. And the government has introduced tough new rules.
Its $100-billion food export industry - one of the biggest in the world - could be badly affected.
So, what will this climate policy mean for global food supplies?

Presenter: Rob Matheson


Jeroen Van Maanen - Dairy Farmer and Protest Organiser.

Natasja Oerlemans - Food and Agriculture Expert at the World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands.

Theo Mandersloot - Broker in agriculture commodities at AGRACOM.

July 5: Agent provocateurs caught on camera.

July 2: Jul 2, 2022: Massive protests are occurring in the Netherlands as Dutch farmers are protesting against the government’s rules that would limit carbon and nitrogen emissions out of their farms, says Sky News host James Morrow.

Farmers protested around the Netherlands over the government’s new policy which would see the country slash nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

“Massive massive protests, they’re blocking highways, they’re blocking traffic – I’ve seen them even spraying manure on government offices,” Mr Morrow said