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(LifeSiteNews) — Citing explosive price increases in natural gas, German chemical producer BASF has announced it will slash its ammonia production aggressively to compensate for rising costs.

“We are reducing production at facilities that require large volumes of natural gas, such as ammonia plants,” BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller said Wednesday, adding that while BASF will purchase some ammonia from other sources to make up for their lack of production, farmers can still expect a massive cost increase going into 2023.

With “Anhydrous ammonia” being “a highly effective fertilizer … [that] provides essential nitrogen for plants,” according to Fertilizer Canada, many not only fear that a slashing in fertilizer production could lead to an increase in the price of food but could also lead to a food shortage.

While governments and the mainstream media often cite the Russia-Ukraine conflict as the cause of the current global economic crisis, BASF began slashing ammonia production last September, long before the conflict began.

In a September 2021 press release, BASF announced they were “curtailing” ammonia production at two of their major centers while adding that they will “continuously monitor the gas price development and adjust its ammonia production accordingly.”

While BASF’s decision seems to be an economic one, there is a large global push to massively reduce the use of fertilizer despite the key role it plays in feeding the world’s population.

In the Netherlands, farmers have been protesting for weeks after their Prime Minister announced he was reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers in the name of “climate change,” a policy that many Dutch farmers say would destroy their livelihoods and drastically reduce the amount of food produced in the country.

Earlier this month in Sri Lanka, citizens burned down dozens of homes belonging to politicians and forced the president to resign after the government’s organic farming mandate, which banned the use of synthetic fertilizers, led them into an economic collapse and widespread food shortage in the span of two years.

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UPDATE: The protests are spreading

 

Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.

While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen. 

While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.

That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
 


Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.

In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.

This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.

As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.

Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
 


Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.

Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.

That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.

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Instead of changing course, the Sri Lankan government opted to impose a QR-code gas rationing system to combat the shortages of essential goods, with other world leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also doubling down on fertilizer reduction policies of their own despite pleas from the public.

“The Trudeau government has apparently moved on from their attack on the oil and gas industry and set their sights on Saskatchewan farmers,” Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit said in response to Trudeau’s fertilizer reduction plan.

“The world is looking for Canada to increase production and be a solution to global food shortages. The Federal government needs to display that they understand this. They owe it to our producers.”

Stop Trudeau’s Reckless Climate Plans That Could Spark Food Shortages! Contact your Canadian MP & Senators NOW.

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