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Dutch Farmer: “They Want Our Land, Not Our Nitrogen”

Dutch farmers are protesting about a nitrogen law, which they say is not really about cutting down nitrogen emissions, but taking their land.

One farmer explained what he thought was the real reason for the nitrogen law.

When asked about how he felt about the way the government has treated the farmers and whether it could have done better, the farmer said:

“They (the Dutch government) can do better but we believe it’s part of a bigger plan” to “make Holland the capital of Europe”, and “that’s why they need our land, they don’t need our nitrogen…85 percent of the land is from the farm, and they changed the law in order “to get the land for building…recreation”.

On 27 Jan 2021, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, spoke in favor of “Transforming Food Systems and Land Use” at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos.

Nitrogen emissions pollute the environment. But the farmers say nitrogen pollution is not the real reason why the Dutch government passed the nitrogen law.

Dutch P.M Mark Rutte has said he supports the WEF’s plans for “transforming land use”, as part of the “Great Reset”.

The World Economic Forum has urged for a “Great Reset, a series of drastic measures to transform society.

In a November 2016 Forbes article, Ida Auken from the World Economic Forum leadership strategy team, explained “the Great Reset”:

“Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city—or should I say, “our city.” I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes … Everything you considered a product, has now become a service … In our city we don’t pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there … Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me. All in all, it is a good life.”

The nitrogen law will put around one-third of Dutch farms out of business.

This means the farmers will be forced to sell their land, possibly at discount prices.

So if, for example, a single company or just a few big companies were to buy the land, this would give them control over a significant percentage of the agricultural land, which they could then use as they like.

They would be able to do what WEF and Dutch P.M Mark Rutte called “transforming land use”.

Christianne van der Wal-Zeggelink, the Dutch Minister for Nature who pushed for the nitrogen law, has a brother who owns the online supermarket, Picnic.

Bill Gates reportedly invested $600 million in that company.

Bill Gates is a big investor in the synthetic meat industry.

He said wealthier countries should switch to “100% synthetic beef”.

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