Farmers protest against environmental measures

Over 10,000 farmers blocked roads in Berlin on 26 November 2019 with a convoy of tractors in protest at regulations that will limit the use of fertiliser (to reduce groundwater pollution) and the weedkiller glyphosate (to protect insect populations). Farmers say that the measures will threaten their livelihoods and are also protesting against the perception that farmers are to blame for the climate crisis.

Similar protests took place in Paris and Dublin.

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To see pictures, videos and commentary on Twitter, search for the hashtags #Bauernprotest and #Bauerndemo.

Read more here. See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions?

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02 Dec 2019
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Image: Pierre-Selim Huard, Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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