Netherlands May Confiscate, Shut Down Thousands Of Farms In Compliance With EU Climate Mandates

Despite massive protests in opposition, at least 3000 Dutch farmers will soon have their livelihoods destroyed thanks to the Netherlands pressing ahead with their shutting down farms. This as part of the European Union’s efforts to clamp down on nitrogen pollution which has been attributed to human-caused climate change.

The Netherlands laid out plans to buy out hundreds of farms near nature reserves, an attempt to quell the fury of Dutch farmers over its goal of halving nitrogen emissions by 2030.

The government will acquire large nitrogen emitters as part of a voluntary and one-time offer, said Nitrogen Minister Christianne van der Wal-Zeggelink in a letter to the parliament in the Hague. The cabinet has set aside €24.3 billion to fund the transition.

The target, designed to comply with European Union rules on reducing nitrogen pollution, prompted uproar among farmers shortly after it was first presented in June. If implemented, the government’s plan would require cuts of as much of 95% in emissions in some provinces and see the livestock population in the Netherlands reduced by a third over the next eight years.

If the farmers don’t agree to sell their property then their farms will be confiscated. The farmers will have no choice and a lot of people will lose their lives due to the reduced amount of food in circulation since Holland is a major exporter of agricultural products. Despite these likely consequences, E.U. and Dutch officials seem unfazed. Thankfully, Dutch farmers will not take this lying down either.

During an interview with Breitbart in July, Dutch political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek revealed that Holland experiencing a housing crisis resulting from the E.U.’s immigration policies As it turns out, the Dutch province of Flevoland has been buying up “nitrogen space” in Noordoostpolder with the intention of constructing an asylum processing center where farmland was previously located. No doubt this could be the case, but, with less food for people to eat, it also makes the populace easier to control as well.

But don’t worry, if meat products are lost, there will be plenty of bugs to go around.

PHOTO CREDIT: Upside-down Dutch flags on a bridge in Kockengen, Utrecht. By Vysotsky – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,