Or: How does manure tourism endanger Europe’s nature?
In the past, manure was the perfect fertilizer for farmland when it was available in the right amount.
Nowadays it’s mostly different. The livestock industry is increasing, but the arable land remains mostly the same. Now there is an acute risk of over-fertilization. If you spread the slurry on your own land, the high nitrate content damages the soil and drinking water and thus the environment and health.