(Natural News) The German government would rather turn green than increase food production.
Belying common sense, German authorities have banned farmers in one of their federal states from adequately fertilizing large swathes of land in consonance with the European Union’s (EU) green agenda. (Related: Engineered FAMINE: German farmers ordered to SLASH nitrogen fertilizer usage to comply with EU green tyrants.)
The use of nitrate fertilizers has been restricted for big farmlands in North Rhine-Westphalia recently. This move drew the ire of both the farmers and consumers. They feel that their government’s action of limiting fertilizer applications is not really a national initiative, but is mainly influenced by the EU’s continuous push to reduce nitrogen levels in its member states in pursuit of its green agenda.
Apart from Germany, Belgium, France and Romania are also feeling the pinch of high fuel prices that affect the production of goods and commodities, including fertilizers. The European bloc sees this as an opportunity to implement its green agenda, which is loosely defined as being concerned with environmental protection and dealing with the consequences of climate change.
While the green agenda has noble intentions, it also has serious repercussions – especially in food production.
This became apparent in the Netherlands, where the government is now looking to either buy out or forcibly shutdown up to 3,000 farms to meet targets set by Brussels, where the EU headquarters are located.
Although aware that the green agenda would threaten food security in Europe, authorities in Germany have chosen to embrace it. German farmers are now being forced to reduce their fertilizer application by 2o percent in areas assessed to have critical levels of nitrates, according to a report by Bild.
The German publication cited that a third of the total usable farmland in North Rhine-Westphalia falls under this new restriction. This is significant considering that the state is the country’s most populous, with more than 18 million inhabitants.
“If a wheat field needs 200 kilos of fertilizer for optimal yield, farmers would now be forced to use 40 kilos less,” explained Erich Gussen, a local farmer. “That means a drop in yield and the quality of the wheat will suffer.”
Moreover, the EU is reportedly threatening to fine Germany if it does not act to reduce nitrogen levels – meaning, the country’s 15 other federal states will also be compelled to impose limits on their farmers’ fertilizer usage.
Restrictions on fertilizer usage to have detrimental effects on German economy
Occurring at a time when the global food supply is insecure due to the prolonged Russia-Ukraine confrontation, a drop in crop yield could further drag down the German economy, which is the largest in Europe and fourth in the world.
In November, Germany’s inflation was 11.3 percent, higher than the 10 percent average among euro-using countries and way above the 7.1 percent of neighboring France.
The German authorities already have a glimpse of the economic downturn based on what happened with the Dutch government, which also opted to toe the line of the EU bloc with regard to the green agenda. But they chose to turn a blind eye on the Dutch and impose the same restrictions on their farmers, who have decided to show their indignation by staging protests.
Thus far, however, these mass actions have failed to dampen the German government’s desire for reduced carbon emissions and nitrogen levels.
“What this shows you is that the will of the people means nothing to our government,” political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek told Breitbart.com.
“Despite all of the protests and international backlash, they’re pushing through with what I think are criminal policies. Our government doesn’t cater to the wishes of its own citizens, it caters to globalist institutions whose interest it is to control the food supply, so they can control us.”
For the German authorities, the green agenda is not really intended to curb food production – it is about total control. The will of the people be damned.
The video below shows farmers in Paderborn and other German cities supporting the protest actions of their counterparts from the Netherlands.
This video is from the Nothing To See Here channel on Brighteon.com.
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