Farmers angry at agri-bashing by environmentalists

Dawn | Jan 19, 2020 at 7:01 AM
  • The tension between environmentalists and farmers once again raised its ugly head on the sidelines of the 85th International Green Week (Jan 17 to 26), the largest agricultural event in Europe, being held in Berlin, attended by more than 1,800 exhibitors from 72 countries.
  • A day earlier, hundreds of farmers on tractors had descended from across Germany, rallying against the tightening regulations and agriculture reform which will include food labeling, reduction and judicious disposal pesticide, fertliser and liquid manure.
  • The “current agricultural policy” which lacked a “forward looking strategy or vision” was part of the problem and causing much anxiety and anger.