Many politicians continue to support the largest agribusinesses and frame the crisis as 'farmers versus nature'. It's a false dichotomy that tragically hurts the vast majority of farmers (Photo: Paula Soler/EUobserver)

Farmers are right to protest — but Green Deal is wrong target

Farmers across Europe are struggling and are hitting the streets to protest. But when politicians and big agriculture lobbies blame Europe's green legislation, they are not only misleading farmers, they are risking their survival.

Farmers' anger is legitimate and we share it. In just 15 years, the EU has lost close to 40 percent of its farmers, almost exclusively small and medium farms, who have either gone out of business or been bought up by increasingly large competitors.

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