The announcement made in 2020 about the threat of famine to the world was not a forecast, but a project. And a successful project
british Financial Times warns of the threat of famine in Europe due to rising electricity prices.
Members of the farmers’ union Kopa-Kozekaas well as two major food manufacturers associations, FoodDrink Europe as well as Primary food processorshave already begun to curtail their business and reduce the volume of products.
“The next increase in energy prices, especially natural gas and electricity, threatens the continuity of agri-food production cycles and therefore the ability to continue to supply basic agricultural commodities, food and feed materials,” – said in a joint statement of representatives of the European agricultural industry, which they made on the eve of the meeting of EU energy ministers, held on September 9 in Prague.
Copa-Cogeca General Secretary Pekka Pesonen stressed that next winter, European buyers will face even higher prices and a shortage of many fruits and vegetables. “We’ve never seen this before… – he said. “Some products will not be available or very expensive.” Electricity is used in all stages of food production, from fertilizing to harvesting and cooling. The dairy and bakery industries have been hit hard by rising pasteurization costs, Pesonen said, while milk powder production has become unaffordable due to high energy intensity.
From the beginning of the year until July, prices for butter in the European Union rose by 80%, while milk powder rose in price by more than 50%, beef – by 28%. Farmers say their production costs are rising even faster.
Fruit and vegetable growers are cutting plantings for next season, with some reporting that the rising cost of running greenhouses already outstrips the profits they can make. northern greenSweden’s largest tomato grower has said it will not plant winter crops. Greenhouses in the Netherlands, the world’s second largest agricultural exporter after the US, are also being phased out.
Cucumbers and peppers grown in heated greenhouses in the UK in 2022 will be twice as low as last year due to excessive energy costs, reports Financial Times. And these vegetables will cost twice as much.
The British press blames Russia for the coming famine, although it acknowledges that Russia has cut fuel supplies to the continent because of the sanctions.
“Britain will starve because of misguided environmental dogma, – writes Daily Telegraph. –Economists blame the economic adjustment after the pandemic and the armed conflict in Ukraine. But in truth, the fact is that we ourselves have let our domestic agricultural base wither … There is a trend in Britain to give away farmland for the installation of solar panels and other “eco-purposes”, – complains the author of the article in Daily Telegraph. This year, up to half of the crops in the UK will be lost due to the inability to irrigate, writes The keeper. Cause not at all in a drought, but in the fact that instead of establishing irrigation, windmills and solar panels were installed everywhere. The loss of up to half of the harvest of carrots, onions, sugar beets, apples and hops is predicted. Milk production in the UK is also declining due to a shortage of cow feed.
“There are fears that many farmers will refuse to sow crops for next year, – informs The keeper– which will have dire consequences for the 2023 harvest.” Cattle and other livestock are expected to be slaughtered earlier at lower weights because farmers are likely to run out of feed in the winter. By the way, drought has nothing to do with the lack of fodder. The country’s economy was turned to the green side by force.
In France, up to 35 percent of the fruit and vegetable crop is expected to be lost, said Jacques Rouchausse, president of the French National Association of Vegetable Producers. Vegetables from France.
In Italy the situation is even worse. we are talking that in some parts of the country up to 80 per cent of the crop could be lost. Moreover, it will not work to buy food in other European countries or in America – everywhere the crop is dying and livestock is being slaughtered.
US under threat “74% beef cattle, 50% dairy production, over 80% wheat production, 70% vegetables, fruits and nuts. 37% of farmers said they are plowing and destroying existing crops… A staggering number of ranchers in some Western states are selling off their livestock. Farmers in the Lone Star State reported the largest reduction in herds with 50%, followed by New Mexico and Oregon with 43% and 41% respectively.”– writes the famous American economist Michael Snyder on his website Economic collapse. A well-known economist sees the causes of the food crisis that threatens America with famine in the actions of the US government and, last but not least, in the drought.
The fact that famine also threatens America does not make it any easier for Europeans. And European Antimonopoly Commissioner Margrethe Vestager does not even hide the fact that Europe is in for a big famine due to anti-Russian sanctions.
And it seems that world hunger was planned for a long time. The global food crisis was announced to the world in May 2020 by the chief economist of the UN food program, Arif Husain, when there was neither a drought in 2022 nor a Russian special operation in Ukraine. At that time, the indicators of crops, sowing and livestock, as well as prices for agricultural products, were stable, and there was not even a smell of food shortages. From 2000 to 2019, according to the UN, the proportion of the world’s population suffering from malnutrition has decreased from 15% to 8.9%. By 2030, the UN set the task of bringing this figure to zero.
Everything went down the drain in 2019. Against the background of the provoked “pandemic”, the positive trend has reversed. In 2020, the number of undernourished people rose from 690 million to 811 million, the largest number in 15 years. In 2021, world food prices increased by an average of 30%: sunflower and rapeseed oils rose in price by more than 60%, wheat – by 31%, sugar – by 30%, dairy products – by 17%, meat – by 13%.
So the statement made by the UN expert in 2020 about the famine threatening the world was not a forecast, but a project. And a successful project. The authors of this project should be discussed separately.
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