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Western Agriculture System Is So Rotten

by: Peter Sant
western agriculture system is so rotten | Upload

The entire agricultural system is focused on 'more, bigger, cheaper.' The rudder must be drastic. Bad news these days. After soil, air, and water pollution, black manure, fipronil, phosphate overrun, tampering with roadside verges, manure fraud, now this again.

The Environment Is Tough Again

Is this the drop that makes the bucket overflow? For a long time, you have read and seen the consequences for the environment, soil, and water due to our farming method. The Wageningen UR is raising Willens and knowingly farmers, banks, dairies, breeding organizations, agricultural media, and feed buyers to further push the boundaries towards mega agriculture.
Mr. Jan Oversch feeding pigs
Mr. Jan Oversch

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Solar Panels Or Even Manure Digester 

We were always called and called: more, more efficient, bigger, and cheaper. The Netherlands must feed the world! Also, politicians from Dutch political parties, CDA, VVD, and D66, can benefit from this. Customers hardly pay the cost price. By milking the farmer, he thinks that expanding and intensive farming is the only way to survive at all costs. Dairy plants such as the Dutch FrieslandCampina are now facilitating this and 'rewarding' only large farmers with, for example, solar panels or even manure digesters. All this to secure the high production and low-cost price for their raw materials and chain farmers even further favors their own profits.
We were always called and called: more, more efficient, bigger, and cheaper. The Netherlands must feed the world! Not at all: because of this way of thinking, agricultural land that is not worth ten thousand euros in agricultural economics will be sold for up to 120 thousand euros. This gives you an even more intensive processing and overuse of the soil, with exploitation and landscape pain as a result.

The Rat Race Continues

For a long time, the boundary of permissible has passed, the rat race continues. Inherited recipients such as banks, extensionists, feed, fertilizer, and poison sellers continue unrestrained with farmers' encouragement with serious consequences for the environment, water and soil, arable and meadow birds, bee partridges, ants, etc. Is this bankrupt of Dutch industrial agriculture? Is it now visible to everyone that it must be done differently?
Apparently not: agricultural media, politics, and inheritance already attempt to dismiss it as a mistake, 'it is also so complicated.' They want to maintain and evoke the mega-farming industry: what are your farmers doing well? The Netherlands is the second exporter in the world. They argue for the preservation of Roundup and neonicotinoids. They forget to tell you what is at the expense.

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Different Way Of Thinking: In Politics And Agriculture 

The current intensive, non-soil-based agriculture, in which a lot of feed is imported and after which meat, dairy, and eggs cross the border again for 80 to 90 percent, has been running against its borders for some time. The excess manure remains in the Netherlands and goes into a digester or incinerator. This manure is a valuable raw material for the field in Verweggistan, where the feed is grown. There must also be any stables, regional production. This also has serious consequences for the environment, soil, water, and biodiversity. And the control can not be done, as has long been shown. New scandals will follow.
What has to happen? Who dares to look further? There must be a totally different way of thinking, both in politics and in agriculture itself: the system must be turned upside down—a totally different board. The current boards only look at short-term returns and stimulate intensive non-land-based agriculture. Agricultural organization LTO seems to be a representative of the supply industry. LTO, like agriculture, will have to make a big difference.
Schools and knowledge institutions also play a role. They make young farmers familiar with mega-intensive farming right from the start. Provincial and municipal authorities also play a role. In their spatial planning and zoning plans, there is a lot of space for large-scale mega-agriculture. Then there is the retail, which only hits a drum: 'The lowest price,' or: 'Now even cheaper.' That message is instilled in the consumer. This way, the city is sucked into the system.

Take Responsibility: 'Choose Good Food'

Consumers can take responsibility by choosing different food. Consumers are also covered. They can take responsibility by massively choosing different food, organic food. The organic way of production enables the farmer to work in harmony with nature and with the earth. Land-based agriculture: do not keep more animals than you can grow food on your own land. The feed of the land goes to the animals; the animals' dung goes to the land. All this without poison and artificial fertilizer and no dragging of animals.
It is the only way to control sustainable food production where our offspring is not presented for the pollution caused by ancestors. For example, citizens and farmers jointly take responsibility for a healthy food supply.

Organic Farmer Also Creates A Much More Varied Landscape

A cow in a meadow with Hans van der Broek on the background
Photo by Hans Witteveen: Mr. Hans van der Broek, WhatsOrb

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The organic farmer also creates a much more varied landscape, where flowering grasslands, herb-rich fields, and beautiful wood gables are given a place again, where there are a place and feed for meadow birds, mammals, bees, butterflies, etc. A landscape where life is good. This is also much nicer for the farmer. He can enjoy himself again in his profession. The farms are becoming more balanced again. There is a future for our children's children.
Together, let us ensure that the environment becomes tough again, and not the mega stalls. Nature works perfectly, but we always destroy her. Treat nature as your friend: you do not poison it.

Source Jan Overreach

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Western Agriculture System Is So Rotten

The entire agricultural system is focused on 'more, bigger, cheaper.' The rudder must be drastic. Bad news these days. After soil, air, and water pollution, black manure, fipronil, phosphate overrun, tampering with roadside verges, manure fraud, now this again. The Environment Is Tough Again Is this the drop that makes the bucket overflow? For a long time, you have read and seen the consequences for the environment, soil, and water due to our farming method. The Wageningen UR is raising Willens and knowingly farmers, banks, dairies, breeding organizations, agricultural media, and feed buyers to further push the boundaries towards mega agriculture. Mr. Jan Oversch Recommended:  Houseplant Trends And Greening Up Your Houseplants Solar Panels Or Even Manure Digester  We were always called and called: more, more efficient, bigger, and cheaper. The Netherlands must feed the world! Also, politicians from Dutch political parties, CDA, VVD, and D66, can benefit from this. Customers hardly pay the cost price. By milking the farmer, he thinks that expanding and intensive farming is the only way to survive at all costs. Dairy plants such as the Dutch FrieslandCampina are now facilitating this and 'rewarding' only large farmers with, for example, solar panels or even manure digesters. All this to secure the high production and low-cost price for their raw materials and chain farmers even further favors their own profits. We were always called and called: more, more efficient, bigger, and cheaper. The Netherlands must feed the world! Not at all: because of this way of thinking, agricultural land that is not worth ten thousand euros in agricultural economics will be sold for up to 120 thousand euros. This gives you an even more intensive processing and overuse of the soil, with exploitation and landscape pain as a result. The Rat Race Continues For a long time, the boundary of permissible has passed, the rat race continues. Inherited recipients such as banks, extensionists, feed, fertilizer, and poison sellers continue unrestrained with farmers' encouragement with serious consequences for the environment, water and soil, arable and meadow birds, bee partridges, ants, etc. Is this bankrupt of Dutch industrial agriculture? Is it now visible to everyone that it must be done differently? Apparently not: agricultural media, politics, and inheritance already attempt to dismiss it as a mistake, 'it is also so complicated.' They want to maintain and evoke the mega-farming industry: what are your farmers doing well? The Netherlands is the second exporter in the world. They argue for the preservation of Roundup and neonicotinoids. They forget to tell you what is at the expense. Recommended:  Vertical Agriculture Is The Future Of Farming Different Way Of Thinking: In Politics And Agriculture  The current intensive, non-soil-based agriculture, in which a lot of feed is imported and after which meat, dairy, and eggs cross the border again for 80 to 90 percent, has been running against its borders for some time. The excess manure remains in the Netherlands and goes into a digester or incinerator. This manure is a valuable raw material for the field in Verweggistan, where the feed is grown. There must also be any stables, regional production. This also has serious consequences for the environment, soil, water, and biodiversity. And the control can not be done, as has long been shown. New scandals will follow. What has to happen? Who dares to look further? There must be a totally different way of thinking, both in politics and in agriculture itself: the system must be turned upside down—a totally different board. The current boards only look at short-term returns and stimulate intensive non-land-based agriculture. Agricultural organization LTO seems to be a representative of the supply industry. LTO, like agriculture, will have to make a big difference. Schools and knowledge institutions also play a role. They make young farmers familiar with mega-intensive farming right from the start. Provincial and municipal authorities also play a role. In their spatial planning and zoning plans, there is a lot of space for large-scale mega-agriculture. Then there is the retail, which only hits a drum: 'The lowest price,' or: 'Now even cheaper.' That message is instilled in the consumer. This way, the city is sucked into the system. Take Responsibility: 'Choose Good Food' Consumers can take responsibility by choosing different food. Consumers are also covered. They can take responsibility by massively choosing different food, organic food. The organic way of production enables the farmer to work in harmony with nature and with the earth. Land-based agriculture: do not keep more animals than you can grow food on your own land. The feed of the land goes to the animals; the animals' dung goes to the land. All this without poison and artificial fertilizer and no dragging of animals. It is the only way to control sustainable food production where our offspring is not presented for the pollution caused by ancestors. For example, citizens and farmers jointly take responsibility for a healthy food supply. Organic Farmer Also Creates A Much More Varied Landscape Photo by Hans Witteveen: Mr. Hans van der Broek, WhatsOrb Recommended:  Climate Change: Agriculture Mess, War, And Hunger The organic farmer also creates a much more varied landscape, where flowering grasslands, herb-rich fields, and beautiful wood gables are given a place again, where there are a place and feed for meadow birds, mammals, bees, butterflies, etc. A landscape where life is good. This is also much nicer for the farmer. He can enjoy himself again in his profession. The farms are becoming more balanced again. There is a future for our children's children. Together, let us ensure that the environment becomes tough again, and not the mega stalls. Nature works perfectly, but we always destroy her. Treat nature as your friend: you do not poison it. Source Jan Overreach Before you go! Recommended:  Getting Healthier By Eating Sustainable Food And Taking Exercise Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about agriculture? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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