Angry Rebel Farmers Have Become the World's Latest Climate Enemy
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December 10 2022

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Angry Rebel Farmers Have Become the World's Latest Climate Enemy

This article for Bloomberg may be of interest to subscribers. Here is a section:

Farmers are “ordinary people but they feel treated like criminals. Everything farmers do is bad; poison sprayers, environmental polluters, mistreatment of animals,” says Caroline van der Plas, leader of the populist Farmer-Citizen Movement, which stormed onto the Dutch political scene in 2019. “They feel undervalued and have no space to expand or develop their business and are very worried about their future.

Eoin Treacy's view

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and space-constrained countries in the world. That means the farming sector has significant pressure to be efficient and not least to provide food at an affordable cost. Talking about the Netherlands and deforestation in the Amazon in the same breadth is a clear logical inconsistency.

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