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.