Clean Waters Now
Natuur & Milieu
The Netherland’s waters are some of the most polluted in the EU. Current Dutch agriculture practices and the intensive way the land is cultivated are on a vicious cycle, requiring more and more pesticides and fertilizers just to keep the artificially high level of productivity.
High levels of pesticides decrease the quality of the soil, shorten the lifespan of the soil and the beneficial insects which are essential for good and sustainable productivity levels. Farmers that try working with alternative and low risk crop protecting measures have higher costs. This financial disadvantage of nature inclusive farming is holding the necessary transition away from pesticide use back.
By creating and advocating for a tax model that provides good revenues and is supported by legislation, Natuur & Milieu aim to give farmers the tools they need to reduce harmful chemicals without taking high financial risks and to provide them with a future-proof business plan.
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