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Poland: We cannot ignore the farmers' drama, says the Chairman of the Episcopate

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Published Feb 26, 2024

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Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the chairman of the Polish Episcopal Conference, has expressed support for protesting farmers in Poland, citing the uncontrolled inflow of foreign food and the EU's Green Deal policy as the main causes of the protests. He emphasized the significance of food production and the necessity for stable access to healthy food, expressing concern over the use of chemicals in food production by Western consortiums in Ukraine. His statement comes amid ongoing farmer protests across Poland against the inflow of Ukrainian goods and the EU's Green Deal policy.
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We must not remain indifferent to the tragedy of farmers to whom we owe so much, wrote the chairman of the Polish Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, in a statement in connection with the farmers' protests. He appealed for prayers for farmers and their families. In a statement, Archbishop Gądecki indicated that the reasons for the agricultural protests are: the uncontrolled inflow of food from abroad, with which Polish farmers are unable to compete on price, and the EU policy of the so-called Green Deal. "Farmers therefore feel threatened - also due to the loans they have taken - with the prospect of bankruptcy and loss of their farms, which are the achievement of the work of entire generations. Their dramatic situation deserves our attention and solidarity," he noted. According to the hierarch, farmers are not simply one of the professional groups, and food production is different than the production of, for example, cars. "Bread participates in some way in the ...
Source: AgroPolska
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