The Great Reset In Action: Dutch Govt Plan to Shutter 3,000 Farms Heralds a New Era for Corporate Control.

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The government of the Netherlands has announced plans to force the sale and closure of 3,000 farms in order to meet strict new environmental guidelines put in place by the European Union.

Although the purchases will apparently be made on generous terms of up to 120 percent of the farms’ value, the Dutch government has already made clear that purchases will be mandated, if required.

“There is no better offer coming,” Christianne van der Wal – Minister for Nature and Nitrogen – told Dutch Members of Parliament last week. Compulsory purchases would be made with “pain in the heart”, the government claimed.

Dutch farmers have been in revolt for years over the government’s plans to ostensibly reduce the country’s nitrogen emissions, in line with EU rules. Their ongoing protests have involved blocking highways, burning hay bales, dumping manure, and picketing outside ministers’ homes.

The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agriculture in the world after the United States, exporting $111 billion of produce in 2017. A law passed by the Dutch Council of State in 2019 has meant that every activity that emits nitrogen now requires a permit. This has prevented the expansion of dairy, poultry and pig farms, which produce large quantities of nitrogen from animal manure, in the form of ammonia. It has also led to delays in the building of new homes and roads in the country.

Although these recent measures are being enacted in the name of environmental protection, it’s hard not to ask whether something else is going on. Once again, we see small farmers being driven out of business. But food must still be produced – and it will be, just by much larger corporate players which can afford to comply with whatever measures governments may enact.

The corporatization of agriculture is a trend especially pronounced in the United States, where mega players like JBS and Tyson already have a stranglehold over agriculture. It is also an increasingly global phenomenon.

The U.S. corn subsidy system – initially created to protect domestic producers when the European agricultural system recovered after World War I – has become a series of massive taxpayer-funded kickbacks for a handful of corporations that now control the grain supply.

The Dutch small farmers themselves are well aware of the fact that their loss is the corporations’ gain. Many of the farmers have explicitly framed their protests as protests against the Great Reset.

Naturally, the corporate media has been quick to dismiss such notions as “a conspiracy theory” – and a “white-supremacist” one at that.

The truth is that the Great Reset, and the plan to transform global food production and consumption in the coming decades, is neither a conspiracy, nor a theory.

Nothing about this vision of a world transformed by a new commitment to “stakeholder capitalism” is hidden from the public: all you have to do is look. The Great Reset slogan, “build back better”, has been on the lips of every president, prime minister, prince, and philanthropist you could care to mention over the last three years; the “Build Back Better Act” was one of the U.S. President Joe Biden administration’s flagship bills. The World Economic Forum is a partner with the world’s largest food-producing corporations, including Cargill, Danone, and Unilever, all of which are in the process of bringing their immense operations into line with the Great Reset vision.

The world must adopt a “sustainable” plant-based diet (“the Planetary Health Diet”, created by a partner of the World Economic Forum), meaning that all animal agriculture must be abandoned and instead we must rely on new technology, especially genetic engineering, to produce enough crops to feed everybody in the world. Alternative protein sources, including so-called plant-based meat, cultured meat, and insects are also central to this dietary transformation.

These changes will only enhance the corporatization of agriculture

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