Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Will efforts to stop nitrogen pollution harm farmers? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
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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