2nd Quarter 2023 Wrap Up: Dutch Farmers and Fishermen: The People Who Feed Us with Jeroen van Maanen

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They say it is in your blood. I knew I wanted to be a farmer and work with cows since before I could talk.
~ Jeroen van Maanen

By Elze van Hamelen

This week, Dutch farmer Jeroen van Maanen joins me to continue discussing the theme for the Solari Report’s 2nd Quarter 2023 Wrap Up, “Dutch Farmers and Fishermen: The People Who Feed Us.” Van Maanen comes from a long line of farmers and has been active in standing up for his fellow farmers since 2019.

I interviewed van Maanen earlier this year to understand and learn from the challenges that Dutch farmers are facing as the Dutch government seeks to move farmers off their land. My written report on the 2nd Quarter 2023 Wrap Up website provides many fascinating details from that discussion and from my interviews with other Dutch farmers and fishermen.

As van Maanen points out, “Society keeps demanding changes of farmers, for which we need to make private investments, but the cost of these investments is not included in the cost of our products, because the consumer expects cheap food.” One of most important actions each of us can take, therefore, is to alter that consumer expectation and recognize the centralizing forces and economic warfare the people who feed us are contending with. Let’s all do everything we can to make our local food networks resilient—while supporting farmers’ ability to keep doing what they love so we can have healthy and nutritious food.

Money & Markets:

In Money & Markets this week, John Titus and Catherine will cover the latest events and continue to discuss the financial and geopolitical trends Solari is tracking in 2023—and the pushback rocking and rolling us around the globe. Post questions at the Money & Markets commentary here.

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