Farmers work hard to provide us with food. Day in, day out, with hardly any holidays or breaks. We all know that - and that is why they deserve to earn a decent income.
Right now, farmers are in distress. The profiteering in our food-system has reached its limits, with powerful agri-companies and supermarket chains making billions while most farmers struggle to make ends meet.
We see the symptoms of this broken system all around us: from extremely low wholesale prices, disappearing family farms and increasing mental and physical health problems to deteriorating nature and more extreme weather events.
Politicians that pretend there is a contradiction between nature and farming are trying to hide their own failure. They are lying. There is no contradiction - farming and nature can only work hand in hand. Farmers know that in their hearts. And it is up to us to make that possible.
Terry Reintke 🇩🇪
Philippe Lamberts 🇧🇪
Co-presidents Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
Rosa D'Amato 🇮🇹
Margrete Auken 🇩🇰
Benoît Biteau 🇫🇷
Malte Galée 🇩🇪
Martin Häusling 🇩🇪
Sara Matthieu 🇧🇪
Tilly Metz 🇱🇺
Jutta Paulus 🇩🇪
Kira Marie Peter-Hansen 🇩🇰
Manuela Ripa 🇩🇪
Thomas Waitz 🇦🇹
Greens/EFA Members of the European Parliament
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