Meten=Weten stands up for the rights of people, animals and nature to have a healthy environment that is free of pesticides.

About the initiative

Meten=Weten (‘To measure is to know’) is a civic initiative that conducts its own research into the distribution of pesticides used in agriculture. Results show that pesticides spread further – sometimes much further – than the field that was sprayed; they are present everywhere. Meten=Weten promotes:

That’s why we donate to Meten=Weten

The use of pesticides in the Netherlands (the most per hectare in the whole of Europe) does not benefit human and animal health. Meten=Weten is badly needed for gathering knowledge and activating the public to change the governmental attitude that there is nothing wrong.

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Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) is an independent environmental organization that works towards a sustainable and fair Netherlands.

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