The European Union (EU) has been forced to scrap the “Net Zero” targets dictated to the bloc by the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF).
EU leaders dropped the controversial green agenda goals following widespread protests from farmers on the streets of Europe.
The European Union has backed down on the WEF’s “Net Zero” targets for agriculture.
The targets seek to force farmers out of business by enforcing drastic cuts in fertilizer and pesticide use.
Included in the “Net Zero” goals are recommendations that the general public eat less meat and switch to consuming lab-grown and insect-based “foods” instead.
The push has led to widespread protests from farmers.
The EU has caved to angry protests from farmers and cut a target to slash agricultural emissions as part of the bloc’s “Net Zero” drive, the Telegraph reports
A demand to reduce nitrogen, methane and other emissions linked to farming by almost a third has been removed from a wider Brussels plan to cut so-called “greenhouse gas emissions” by 90% before 2040.
On Tuesday, unelected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, a former WEF board member, also proposed withdrawing the EU’s plan to halve the use of pesticides.
She called it a “symbol of polarization.”
“Our farmers deserve to be listened to,” von der Leyen told the European Parliament.
“I know that they are worried about the future of agriculture and their future as farmers.
“But they also know that agriculture needs to move to a more sustainable model of production so that their farms remain profitable in the years to come.”
A recommendation urging EU citizens to eat less meat was also removed from the plan.
The concessions came amid mounting demonstrations by farmers in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy ahead of this year’s EU elections.
Blockades outside supermarket distribution centers have left shelves empty in Brussels.
The Telegraph says farmers are “holding the EU hostage and winning.”
However, the outlet warns globalists that the EU climbdown on “Net Zero” rules “will not stuff the Eurosceptic genie back into the bottle,” according to the outlet.
Polls predict anti-EU parties will win June’s European Parliament elections in nine member states – Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovakia.
Now fully emerged from their defensive crouch after Britain’s painful Brexit negotiations, they are set to come second or third in another nine EU countries.
The EU fears that those results could be boosted by the farmers’ populist revolt.
Tractor protests against climate rules handed a Dutch farmer’s party a landslide victory in regional elections last year after the vote became a referendum on establishment politics.
After the ruling coalition collapsed, voters turned to Geert Wilders, an anti-migrant, Nexit-backing, farmer-supporting firebrand in November’s snap General Election.
Similar tractor protests have since been held in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Romania, are expected soon in Slovakia and erupted in Spain on Tuesday.
Eurosceptic parties have adopted the farmer’s fight, robbing pro-EU forces of a constituency it has long regarded as its own thanks to the bloc’s huge agricultural subsidies.
A key battleground in the looming campaign is the pushback against the EU’s 2050 “Net Zero” target, a culture war given impetus by the cost of living crisis.
“One by one they crumble,” says reporter Ross Clark.
“The Net Zero targets that were dreamed up without any regard to their cost and practicality.”