Dutch Farmers Rise up in Protest against Governments' 'War on Food'
Crushing policies to reduce the number of livestock in the country by up to a third
Tens of thousands of farmers gathered from across the Netherlands to protest against crushing policies to reduce the number of livestock in the country by up to a third.
Usnuspringly, the establishment media twisted the reports with headlines like “Dutch farmers protest emissions targets," which is not entirely true.
Although the government policy is a 25 BILLION Euro investment in “reducing levels of nitrogen pollution," its plan to achieve this is by “paying some Dutch livestock farmers to relocate or exit the industry”.
This means reducing the number of pigs, chickens, and cows by about thirty percent.
This is what is being protested, the deliberate shrinking of the farming sector which impacts the lives of thousands of farmers, and the food supply of literally hundreds of millions of people.
Holland towards total paralysis. Tens of thousands of Dutch farmers block distribution centers and roads everywhere. Citizens stand in solidarity with the protests. In the video the situation in Zwolle. pic.twitter.com/RTDm9tacyJ— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 4, 2022
Though the scheme is about reprotley about limiting nitrogen and ammonia emissions from urine and manure, the broader context is far more insidious when you take into context the ongoing created food crisis.
The Netherlands produces a massive food surplus and is one of the largest exporters of meat in the world and THE largest in Europe.
Reducing its output by a third could devastate the food supply, especially in Western Europe.
The “pay farmers not to farm” scheme isn't just going on in the Netherlands, both the UK and US have put such schemes in place by paying to reduce their own meat production.
That is being done to “protect the environment” makes it a big warning sign for the future. Denmark, Belgium, and Germany are already considering similar policies.
In the midst of a recession, facing record inflation as the cost of living spirals, paying farmers not to produce food? How is that going to help?
It is almost like refusing new oil and gas leases while the cost of gas is going up, sound familiar?
The world is facing a shortage of fertilizer due to sanctions against Russia and Belarus, but it would seem crazy to complain about a manure surplus, let alone try to reduce it.
For those who think this is all accidental, perish the thought.
If the collective governments of the Western world were trying to impoverish and starve their own citizen, what would they be doing differently?
Also, factor in the strange epidemic of food processing plants mysteriously burning down or shutting down because of other reasons.
This looks like they have created the perfect storm.