IT'S HAPPENING 🚜🇪🇸🚜🇪🇸
Hundreds of Spanish farmers are now BLOCKING supermarket distribution centres.
SHARE – The farmers are saying NO to the climate agenda 👇pic.twitter.com/1N7RzV70h0
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) February 7, 2024
The EU has surrendered to the farmers.
No restrictions will be implemented, more land can be used, unrealistic pesticide qoutas reversed, and you won't be told to eat less meat anymore.
This is how world hunger is solved. pic.twitter.com/aw0zH4mWwf
— Adrian Dittmann (@AdrianDittmann) February 7, 2024
Europe farmers protests: EU scraps plans to halve pesticide use
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced plans to scrap a proposal halving pesticide use across the EU.
The move is an apparent concession to farmers who have been protesting in many EU countries against regulations including the planned reduction in pesticide use.
Ms von der Leyen said the proposal had become a “symbol of polarisation”.
The reversal still needs to be formally approved.
Pesticide reduction is among a number of grievances that farmers in countries including France, Belgium and the Netherlands have been demonstrating against in recent weeks.
They argue that reducing the amount of pesticide they are allowed to use will negatively impact their crops and therefore put food production in the EU at risk.
“Our farmers deserve to be listened to,” Ms Von der Leyen told the European Parliament on Tuesday.