Parkinson is spreading in the Betuwe: ‘What we see here is no coincidence’

In the Betuwe, a region of growers and gardeners, physiotherapists see a sharp increase in the number of Parkinson’s patients. This is evident from dozens of conversations that De Gelderlander has had. In the dike village of Angeren, near Arnhem alone, almost everyone knows a patient. “It has not been rigorously proven that crop protection products can cause Parkinson’s disease, but with common sense I say: ‘That is very plausible.'”