Will efforts to stop nitrogen pollution harm farmers? | Inside Story

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Agriculture accounts for nearly 27% of all greenhouse gas emissions that are harming our environment.

And as the world tries to cut back on pollutants, people’s source of food could be affected.

The excess gas often goes into waterways and contaminates drinking supplies.

The Netherlands is one of many nations that’s been taking measures to reduce its Nitrogen pollution and a number of farms may have to be closed down.

And that has angered many Dutch farmers who protested against the plan

So what will this mean for the future of farming in the Netherlands and elsewhere?

Presenter: Kim Vinell


Sjaak van der Tak – Former Mayor of Westland, Netherlands and Chairman of the Netherlands Agricultural and Horticultural Association.

Hilde Anna de Vries – Campaigner for Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity at Greenpeace Netherlands.

Richard Tiffin, Former Director of the Centre for Food Security at the University of Reading and Chief Scientific Officer at Agrimetrics.

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    The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country primarily located in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean, forming the largest constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country’s official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamentu as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages (spoken in the east and southeast respectively), while Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages.

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