The Nitrogen Wars: A Lesson from the Netherlands: Carrots for Farmers, Not Sticks
Nitrogen oxide emissions and ammonia waste can be curbed by carrots.
The Globalists have decided to use the power of the Dutch government to enact laws to curb nitrogen oxide and ammonia production by farmers who raise livestock (mostly pigs and cows). The goal is cut nitrogen fertilizer use and reduce the amount of protein they feed to their livestock to, according to their documents, enhance biodiversity and reduce risk to human health.
While this type of farming can produce these types of wastes, the true message is that only about half of farmers will be able to continue farming, and those that survive the nitrogen hatchet will, according to a government statement. From ABC News “Explainer”: “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.”
It's not as though the farmers have not been cooperative. Between 1990 and 2015, the consumption of nitrogen fertilizer was reduced by 50% and animal excretion decreased by 40% (Van Grisven et al., 2016, Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, Sept 2016). Evidently this reduction was not sufficient?
Use Carrots, not Sticks
The Netherlands is doing it wrong; a far better way to meet these goals is to use a plan to increase farmer's wealth with tax breaks for evidence of restorative and regenerative farming on 10%, then 25%, then 50% of their lands over 15 years. They could be paid to sow wildflower and plant groves of trees that can increase biodiversity. Notably, if farming has impacted biodiversity in the Netherlands, it is by far due to the effects of pesticides and herbicides on insects.
There are many good options to reduce the negative impacts of farming on wildlife, water quality and human health. Tax incentives or even grants from governments to enhance biodiversity on and around farms, plans to phase out pesticide and herbicide use, and plans like mine to transition an increasing percentage of farmland to permaculture and organic farming will help normalize farming practices that have less negative impacts on the environment and on human health without negatively impacting farmers’ livelihoods.
There is no concept of “beneficence to all parties” in the policies and laws. The claims of increased net benefit by cutting down nitrogen from farming are estimates, not measured data. This is therefore perceived as intentional harm to farmers, who correctly see unfairness given that other industries are not being asked to curb their nitrogen output. The law includes a plan to reduce speed limits on highways in the Netherlands as cars also emit nitrogen as a nod to the concern over singling out the farming industry.
Farmers around the world are protesting changes in the laws effecting their businesses and threatening their way of life: Canada, of course, Italy, Germany, and India. In the US, Bill Gates is buying up farmland. We can see in the Netherlands an aggressive set of policies and attempts to make them laws that Klaus Schwab approves: he greatly admires Mark Rutte, the first liberal to be appointed Prime Minister in 92 years, as the epitome of a national leader favorable to WEF policies.
After World War II, the farmers in the Netherlands were given a mandate to produce food and to keep it plentiful. Land was reclaimed from sea by dams and Fifth generation farmers are facing economic devastation.
The lack of foresight by Rutte and others who are pushing this through tells me they believe they must do this now, before they lose power. This is a fundamental tenet of idiocracy: do what is right for the party, not what is right for the people.
Politicians in suits that jetset around to world in their maniacal global forums do more harm than individual farmers; they are a the ruling elite who no doubt contribute more than their fair share of the byproducts of civilization.
Here’s Rutte eating a Scotch egg
Scotch eggs are made from pork.
He also travels quite a lot. For public imagery, he rides a bicycle to work. But does he bicycle as he jets around the world? Can’t he just do Zoom calls?
The farmers have allegedly reappropriated his private jet.
Tell me in the comments: Why do you think the hypocritical WEF and the globalists want to curb food production worldwide?
#Permaculture #Organic #Biodiversity
Read Animal Farm again. I just did and it has their blueprint down. They are hoping that most people don’t look deeper into things and believe that these “elites” are the only ones with answers. In the mean time they destroy the middle class to create a greater separation and need for their answers. They all support the establishment answers that perpetuate crisis after crisis, growing ghetto after ghetto. None of their answers will ever purposely be conclusive and no crisis that they create will ever be squandered by them. We will only just have what they think is enough. If we die we die.
I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.” “Many can't go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” -Dickens A Christmas Carol
If the elites persist with this sort of nonsense, the next environmental problem they may encounter is an excess of lead projectiles within the brain.