The taz fact check shows: The average farmer fertilizes too much and pollutes the groundwater. This is a danger to health and the environment.
Here comes the nitrate: farmer in Lower Saxony spreads liquid manure as fertilizer on a field Photo: Philipp Schulze/dpa
Many farmers feel unjustly pilloried by environmentalists, politicians and journalists. This was shown, for example, by the demonstrations of thousands of farmers in several major cities on October 22. On November 26, tractors are to roll into Berlin again.