Under the the guise of reducing “pollutants” the E.U. has found an easy target. Farmers. Considering the amount of pollutants industry produces, how the cow became the target leads one to speculate that an additional agenda may be afoot. We learn that Germany is going to start up its coal fired energy plants to meet their shortage of energy. One would assume that they will exceed their mandated “footprint.”
One only needs to look at CAP (European Union’s common agricultural policy) reform to find the cause of the latest attack on farmers and the world’s food supply. One step closer to getting to Bill Gates dream of meatless meat.
The new CAP
To consolidate the role of European agriculture for the future, the CAP has evolved over the years to meet changing economic circumstances and citizens’ requirements and needs.
In June 2018, the European Commission presented legislative proposals for a new CAP. The proposals outlined a simpler and more efficient policy that will incorporate the sustainable ambitions of the European Green Deal.
After extensive negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission, agreement was reached on CAP reform and the new CAP was formally adopted on 2 December, 2021. The new CAP is due to be implemented from 1 January 2023.
Source: European Commission
Dutch farmers angry over mandatory measures to drastically reduce nitrogen emissions
THE HAGUE – Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut their livestock herds or stop work altogether.
The government says emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia, which livestock produce, must be drastically reduced close to nature areas that are part of a network of protected habitats for endangered plants and wildlife stretching across the 27-nation European Union
The ruling coalition wants to cut emissions of pollutants, predominantly nitrogen oxide and ammonia, by 50% nationwide by 2030. Ministers call the proposal an “unavoidable transition” that aims to improve air, land and water quality.
They warn that farmers will have to adapt or face the prospect of shuttering their businesses.
“The honest message … is that not all farmers can continue their business,” and those who do will likely have to farm differently, the government said in a statement this month as it unveiled emission reduction targets.
Livestock produce ammonia in their urine and feces. The government in the past has called on farmers to use feed for their animals that contains less protein as a way of reducing ammonia emissions.
Farmers argue that they are being unfairly targeted as polluters while other industries, such as aviation, construction and transport, also are contributing to emissions and face less far-reaching rules. They also say the government is not giving them a clear picture of their futures amid the proposed reforms.
The government has been forced to take action after a series of court rulings that blocked infrastructure and construction projects because of fears they would cause emissions that breach environmental rules. It is giving provincial authorities a year to work out ways to meet the emission reduction targets.
And how are things going in France?
French farmers have been protesting over the past several years.
Up to 1,000 tractors rolled into the French capital as part of the demonstration. Resentment has been growing among farmers over what they call “agri-bashing.”
They say they are being unfairly blamed for environmental and animal welfare issues.
The low pitch rumble and hum of tractor engines and the thump, thump, thump of steel-capped leather boots filled the streets of Clermont Ferrand, France, as over 2,000 French farmers and 400 tractors marched and rolled into Pace de Jaude, the city square.
Farmers descended into the town in protest over new legislation aimed at taxing the use of nitrogen fertilizer. It was a show of union power against a national food law and CAP (European Union’s common agricultural policy) reform, according to FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d’exploitants agricoles), France’s largest farmers union, and Jeunes Agriculteurs (national youth farmer organization).
Conclusion: All predicted and going as planned.
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