Swedish Pollution In The Baltic Not Reduced Enough

Sweden won’t live up to its target of cutting the inadvertent release of agricultural fertilisers into the Baltic Sea, according to a new report by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency leaked to Swedish Television News.

The countries around the Baltic agreed last autumn to try to cut back the release of fertilisers into the Baltic by 2016, but Sweden looks like being way off its target.

The only way to reach the goals is to drastically raise taxes on nitrogen-based fertilisers, according to the agency, something which would have a dramatic impact on agriculture. The Swedish Board of Agriculture says the proposal would mean the end of Swedish bread in the shops.

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