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Ukraine War & “Hurricane of Hunger” Transforming Food Systems 

Colin Todhunter

On Monday, 14 March, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.

Guterres said:

Food, fuel and fertilizer prices are skyrocketing. Supply chains are being disrupted. And the costs and delays of transportation of imported goods – when available – are at record levels.”

He added that this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for political instability and unrest around the globe.

Poorer countries had already been struggling to recover from the lockdowns and the closing down of much of the global economy. There is now rising inflation and interest rates and increased debt burdens.

Ukraine is the world’s largest exporter of sunflower oil, the fourth largest exporter of corn and the fifth largest exporter of wheat. Together, Russia and Ukraine produce more than half of the world’s supply of sunflower oil and 30% of the world’s wheat.

Some 45 African and least-developed countries import at least a third of their wheat from Ukraine or Russia with 18 of them importing at least 50%.

Prior to the current crisis, prices for fuel and fertilizer had been rising. It was clear before COVID and the war in Ukraine that long global supply chains and dependency on (imported) inputs and fossil fuels made the prevailing food system vulnerable to regional and global shocks.

The coronavirus lockdowns disrupted transport and production activities, exposing the weaknesses of the system. Now, due to a combination of supply disruption, sanctions and Russia restricting exports of inorganic fertilisers, the global food regime is again facing potential turmoil, resulting in food price increases and possible shortages.

Aside from it being a major producer and exporter of natural gas (required for manufacturing certain fertilizers), Russia is the world’s third-largest oil producer and the world’s largest exporter of crude.

The fragility of an oil-dependent globalised food system is acutely apparent at this particular time, when Russian fossil-fuel energy supplies are threatened.

Writing in 2005, Norman J Church stated:

Vast amounts of oil and gas are used as raw materials and energy in the manufacture of fertilisers and pesticides and as cheap and readily available energy at all stages of food production: from planting, irrigation, feeding and harvesting, through to processing, distribution and packaging.

In addition, fossil fuels are essential in the construction and the repair of equipment and infrastructure needed to facilitate this industry, including farm machinery, processing facilities, storage, ships, trucks and roads.”

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has also affected global fertilizer supply chains, with both countries moving to suspend their fertilizer exports. The major markets for Russian fertilizers include Brazil and the EU and US.

In 2021, Russia was the largest exporter of urea, NPKs, ammonia, urea/ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate and the third-largest potash exporter. Fertilizer prices for farmers have spiked and could lead to an increase in food costs.

It all indicates that regional and local community-owned food systems based on short(er) food supply chains that can cope with future shocks are required. How we cultivate food also needs to change.

recent article on the Agricultural and Rural Convention website (ACR2020) states:

What we urgently need now to invest in is a new local and territorial infrastructure for food production and processing which transforms the agro-industrial food system into a resilient decentralized food supply system. The war in Ukraine reveals the extreme vulnerability of food supply, far from the food security of actual food sovereignty.”

The agri-food and global trade system is heavily reliant on synthetic fertilizers and fossil fuels. However, agroecological and regionally resilient approaches would result in less dependency on such commodities.

The 2017 report Towards a Food Revolution: Food Hubs and Cooperatives in the US and Italy offers some pointers for creating sustainable support systems for small food producers and food distribution. These systems would be based on short supply chains and community-supported agriculture.

This involves a policy paradigm shift that prioritises the local over the global: small farms, local markets, renewable on-farm resources, diverse agroecological cropping and food sovereignty.

An approach based on local and regional food self-sufficiency rather than dependency on costly faraway imported supplies and off-farm (proprietary) inputs.

The 2020 paper Reshaping the European Agro-food System and Closing its Nitrogen Cycle says an organic-based, agri-food system could be implemented in Europe that would reinforce the continent’s autonomy, feed the predicted population in 2050 and allow the continent to continue to export cereals to countries which need them for human consumption.

The question is how can this be achieved, especially when influential agribusiness and retail conglomerates regard such an approach as a threat to their business models.

The 2021 report A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045 offers useful insights.

Authored by ETC Group and the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES), the document says grassroots organisations, international NGOs, farmers’ and fishers’ groups, cooperatives and unions need to collaborate more closely to transform financial flows, governance structures and food systems from the ground up.

During times of war, sanctions or environmental disaster, systems of production and consumption often undergo radical transformation. If the past two years have told us anything, it is that transforming food systems is required now more than ever.

Colin Todhunter specialises in development, food and agriculture and is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal. You can read his “mini e-book”, Food, Dependency and Dispossession: Cultivating Resistance, here.
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rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Mar 19, 2022 10:05 PM

Well, now we know why Gates is buying up all the farmland in the US. Not that I didn’t think it was for nefarious purposes, but every day another piece of the puzzle is put into place.

predictive
predictive
Mar 19, 2022 7:36 PM

Great comments.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 19, 2022 5:25 AM

That great Irish bard, Bono, comes to the rescue of Nancy Pelosi:
https://anti-empire.com/nancy-pelosi-recites-a-bono-poem-about-zelensky-that-likens-him-to-a-saint/
SICK PRICKS.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 19, 2022 8:30 AM
Reply to  Johnny

One stand up comic pays tribute to another.

Ort
Ort
Mar 19, 2022 8:33 PM
Reply to  Johnny

I would observe that Bono is a despicable leech burrowed deeply in the crevice of the overclass buttocks, but then I would have to apologize to the leeches.

Juki
Juki
Mar 19, 2022 12:50 AM

Guterres is a scumbag and by the way a known sex offender. Countless complaints from former UN employees against him.

What he’s saying is a script, he is part of the depopulation agenda which is one essential goal of the UN agenda 2030.

So of course he’s going to say we must change our way to consume.

He’s a puppet and the GMO mafia is already waiting in line to poison the world.

Guterres like tedros, gates and the rockefeller deserve one thing only, the death penalty.

eman
eman
Mar 19, 2022 2:39 AM
Reply to  Juki

yeah but you don’t get it.. When Russia cuts out its exports to the west.. a lot of businesses are going to be forced to close.. That will move everyone to digital platform (the internet is like the highway its generally accessible to all, but the digital platform is like the Truck that rides on the highway, you can’t start the engine unless you have the keys to the truck. and the corporations own all of the trucks and all of the keys

Its not just food, its every commodity, everything that is produced in one place and shipped to another.. In America the government pays farmers not to produce their farms. into food and meat products. So Americans are forced to eat foods shipped from a farm in South America or Africa or whatever.

Freedom to each Human, the globe over, is under siege by the corporations. The corporations own the globe, it surface rights, its mineral right, and all of the water and oil in or on it. When the corporations don’t own something, they get the government to enact laws (rule of law) to make it possible for them to own that something the corporations want to to own. and then they own it all.

God did not patent the invention of the Universe with all its planets, starts and biology.

Its not that God was not greedy, it was that there was no government office for god to record her patent and copyright claims in.. Even today she wish she could copyright all of her words in man’s many Bibles, but she has no access to the government patent office nor the government copy-write office, because she is not a citizen of the earth.

You see there is no such thing in nature as a patent or a copyright, its a man made set of monopoly powers dreamed up from hot thin air and made by rule of law into a set of privately owned monopoly powers. Corporations become god like when they own these monopoly powers. because they enjoy competition free production facilities and markets to do with as the owners please.

Soon the corporations will own the air and have patents on how it is inhaled and exhaled from the outside air to the lungs and back again. They will soon have deeds to all of the water in the world, and each life saving sip of water will cost you to swallow some of it.

The problem here is not the Ukraine, the Russian Federation , the CPP, the USA governments, they are mere facilitators; the problem is the corporate monopoly power is so strong, no government can control or regulate them.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 19, 2022 4:54 AM
Reply to  eman

In Bolivia, the bloodsuckers tried to extract payment for rainwater – before Evo Morales got rid of them. That is only one step beyond the current pervasive “regulation”, and industrial poisoning, of groundwater and streams. Captialism is an existential threat.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 19, 2022 1:04 PM
Reply to  eman

The patent monopoly starts and ends right here. >

Excerpted from: Letters patent – Wikipedia

“Letters patent (Latin: litterae patentes) (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation. Letters patent can be used for the creation of corporations or government offices, or for granting city status or a coat of arms. Letters patent are issued for the appointment of representatives of the Crown, such as governors and governors-general of Commonwealth realms, as well as appointing a Royal Commission. In the United Kingdom they are also issued for the creation of peers of the realm.” [End quote]

There is much more to the story. > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_patent

Also this excerpt from: Patent roll – Wikipedia

Patents of invention

“Letters patent were also issued to grant monopolies over particular industries to individuals with new techniques, and these grants were likewise copied onto the patent rolls. The system became subject to abuse in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, and was eventually regulated by the Statute of Monopolies of 1624, the first statutory expression of English patent law. In 1853, responsibility for patents of invention was transferred to the newly established Patent Office, and they ceased to be registered on the patent rolls.” [End quote]

Complete text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_roll

The Patent Office initiated in 1853 parallels the elimination of the Original 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution. There are the usual reasons…

whoever
whoever
Mar 19, 2022 11:24 PM
Reply to  eman

Well….when a Politician/Regulator exits the stage what entity inherits their replacement,not hard to guess I suppose.

NixonScraypes
NixonScraypes
Mar 18, 2022 10:35 PM

Hang on a minute. There’d be no need for the W B, the IMF, the WTO,,GATT, BIS,EU, in fact half the alphabet. Sorry mate, no can do.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Mar 18, 2022 9:56 PM

In order for the SRF & Billionaires be able to reach Their 2030 GOALS many tools must be deployed with success.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 18, 2022 8:35 PM

Funny how the racist west only care about white refugees and hunger among white people while about 9 million brown and black babies under 5 die of starvation every year,

NixonScraypes
NixonScraypes
Mar 18, 2022 10:38 PM

They don’t care what colour they are. The only good poor are dead poor.

M Steck
M Steck
Mar 18, 2022 7:14 PM

Nothing that the UN has to say about this situation is in any way a solution. The solution is for Ukraine and Russia to make peace and for Russia to be re-integrated into the supply chain. A friendly Russia is a far better prospect than a cornered one.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 19, 2022 5:14 AM
Reply to  M Steck

But war-mongering and related suppression of dissent have taken over the imperial economy. In 2013 (according to Chris Hellman & Mattea Kramer), it was 1/4 of the national budget, or1/3 if trust funds such as Social Security were excluded. It included
– Armed forces “& administration”   – 56.9%
– Care of veterans      – 14.8%
– Current wars      –  9.5%
– “Homeland” security      –  3.8%*
– Non-veteran “military” pensions   –  3.5%
– Civilian pensions      –  2.3%
– Weapon & training “assistance”   –  1.5%
– Security at other departments   –  1.5%
– Nuclear weapons      –  1.2% *
– Additional for war under “international affairs”   –  0.9%
– “Defence-related activities”   –  0.9%
– Handling nuclear waste      –  0.7%*
– International “peacekeeping”   –  0.2%
– Related aerospace expenses   – unknown *
– Interest on borrowing      – unknown.

  • * – not acknowledged as a part of the “defence” budget
yossam
yossam
Mar 18, 2022 7:12 PM

NCF Dr Rima Laibow Codex Alimentarius and the Nazi Agenda 21 depoulation plan


Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Nobody is eating meat in this Brave New World:

https://dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/18/dog-vegan-cats-killers-plant-based-diet-pets-food

Synthetics and insects are pushed as the solutions – what a surprise.

It’ll be interesting to see if there’s a more obvious attack on cat ownership than dogs – we’ve already seen a requirement that cats be chipped introduced in the UK.

Anyway, it al leads to one place – robot seals and ‘Blade Runner’ world.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 19, 2022 8:33 AM
Reply to  Edwige

How strange. I had a dream about all the accelerating propaganda and I recall the line, “And cats will be next!”

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Mar 19, 2022 1:11 PM
Reply to  Edwige

the rich will eat meat.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 3:29 PM

“Unintended”…
https://www.cfr.org/blog/besides-china-putin-has-another-potential-de-dollarization-partner-asia?utm_medium=social_owned&utm_source=tw

And another part of the agenda moves into focus –
https://www.cfr.org/blog/ukraine-offers-lessons-russias-2024-election-interference?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=social_owned

Russia is now evil incarnate so obviously the 2016 election interference is now proven regardless of the evidence surrounding the actual event and preparations must be made to prevent a repeat in 2024. All roads lead to the big internet clampdown. Censor to save democracy!

Chevrus
Chevrus
Mar 18, 2022 3:19 PM

I love that he said “planting the seeds for political instability”!

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 5:10 PM
Reply to  Chevrus

 😂 

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Mar 18, 2022 2:41 PM

prices went up before this, or were threatened too. do people remember ?

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 5:12 PM
Reply to  sabelmouse

3 times since the end of 2019 to be exact especially if you in the E.U or U.K.(breXXit psyop) it will also go up in April again.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Mar 19, 2022 1:10 PM
Reply to  switchedON

fun times 🙁

Berlin Beerman
Berlin Beerman
Mar 18, 2022 2:05 PM

It appears Russia and China hold the cards here. The “West” and their sanctions will come to terms sooner than later. I wonder what the Germans are thinking now? Their ministers look a bit confused to say the least.

UK begging the House of Saud, the US doing the same with Venezuela. Norway will help out what it can but I don’t expect it will do much good in the long run. Germany devoured itself thanks to its Green Party degenerates. Just turn off Nord Stream 1 for a month and let’s see some real starvation.

China and India will play the helping hand to Africa. Not to worry Mr. Guterres.

This goes to show you that keeping your country self sustainable and honourable on the world stage is an important trait for survival when time get tough. You best have your act together when it comes to diplomacy and “friends” you can reach out to.

You would think that people would wake up to the notion that being a nationalist is not such a bad thing.

What is a bad thing is when your government scares its people into spending money it does not have against an imaginary enemy and in the process lining its own pockets through back doors.

Taiwan your next so get ready to rumble as they say. Good thing Taiwanese can read a constitution and somewhat understand what it says. It may help. China should be flying over closer and closer, daily, just to remind them where they are.

As I was saying, what is bad is when your central bank is printing money like there’s no tomorrow and you have 40 year record high inflation, an over bought stock market and a housing market that is underpinned to a large extent with 2.7 trillion worth of mortgage backed security that you now need to liquidate of your balance sheet …. I mean who is going to buy this shit?

Interest rates rising and set to rise for the next 3 meetings and what the fuck are you doing?

Ukraine that’s what, spending even more on some Oligarchs wet dream …. while your dollar is about to get devalued as its well on its way to zero by the end of the decade.

So yes Mr. Guterres, you do have a fucking problem on your hands as long as you keep drinking the cool aide.

Money will always flow to where its safer and its treated with more respect. Tell me what country would feel safe after witnessing what was done to a central bank of a G nation.

Maybe Canada and the UK are next as the West devours itself from within.

If I were Mr.Guterres I would be more worried about he’s going to eat and where he’s going to get his lentils and soya from because that’s about all he’s going to have very soon.

Chevrus
Chevrus
Mar 18, 2022 3:28 PM
Reply to  Berlin Beerman

I think you nailed it.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 18, 2022 4:38 PM
Reply to  Chevrus

+1

fred
fred
Mar 19, 2022 1:49 AM
Reply to  Berlin Beerman

kkkanada is only a beer fridge for the uzaboss’z

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 19, 2022 5:26 AM
Reply to  Berlin Beerman

About 3 years ago, Pepe Escobar wrote that US was learning to play draughts, while China was playing Go. As I recall, some of its strategies he listed were BRI, gold and gold-backed yuan, trade with SCO in mutual currencies, Made-In-China 2025 and mordernisation of armaments.

It has also leased agri land in Africa. Also consider its good response to natural disasters. All this happens when capable technocrats under close scruitiny pilot-test and implement policies.

Hank
Hank
Mar 18, 2022 1:58 PM

When the media has been relentless with woke, far left ideologies and globalization you can’t just tell people what’s better.

People need to experience for themselves to see the lies they have been given . Only then will they wake up.

Never let the media make you think you are the minority.

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 5:16 PM
Reply to  Hank

coming from the guy who believes in trump drain the swamp psyop and Q. 😂 

Hank
Hank
Mar 19, 2022 4:40 PM
Reply to  switchedON

Good to see you’re starting to get informed.

Far to many leftist woke fake news out there. Gotta be careful.

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Mar 18, 2022 1:39 PM

Ukraine cannot export wheat and corn now?

Trucks and containers that are unloading missiles and bombs in Ukraine, surely can come back loaded with something!

Chevrus
Chevrus
Mar 18, 2022 3:29 PM
Reply to  GR-Watch

Let them eat ordinance I guess…..

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 18, 2022 4:40 PM
Reply to  Chevrus

haha : )

fred
fred
Mar 19, 2022 1:51 AM
Reply to  GR-Watch

free hamburger with every bomb from natzo

Hank
Hank
Mar 18, 2022 1:27 PM

Puts globalization in the spotlight.

Support the leader that says we’ll make it here not over there.

Support local farms.

Give the poor nations cheap energy. Let them be self sufficient. Globalists hate that word,, self sufficient..

hoytmonger
hoytmonger
Mar 18, 2022 1:17 PM

Ukraine is the world’s largest exporter of sunflower oil, the fourth largest exporter of corn and the fifth largest exporter of wheat.

Sunflower oil, corn and wheat… these “foods” have little benefit and are the cause of chronic health problems. It would be more beneficial to do without them.
It may be that the Big Agra companies would suffer in their bottom line due to these being in short supply.

Berlin Beerman
Berlin Beerman
Mar 18, 2022 2:12 PM
Reply to  hoytmonger

Correct. Its like the imbeciles who want to plant rice in Africa, hell why not plant apple trees too.

Populations eat what can be sustained in their micro climate. Not what big Agra can grow artificially in a dessert.

I wonder how these populations came to exist if they have been starving for so long?

paul
paul
Mar 18, 2022 12:28 PM

Why can’t we all just Dig For Victory, like Captain Mainwaring?

And if there’s a problem with industrially made fertiliser, why can’t we just go back to old fashioned manure?

The MSM could supply all of that.

Manure
Shite
Muck.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 18, 2022 10:26 AM

I listened to about half an hour of the BBC’s “Today” this morning. While the first two items in the on-the-hour news bulletin were devoted to Ukraine, the rest weren’t, and all the other stories were about other topics. This contrasts with the balance a few days ago when everything was Ukraine related. Sign of a shift in the narrative?

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 12:04 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Their Occult Season of Sacrifice starts new week and runs until May 1st – so be prepared for even more insanity.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:05 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Potentially but another phenomenon has occurred. If you go back to those old YouTube videos of the Ukraine war you’d see that real people and not Russian trolls or nato bots or 77th brigade shills have turned up and a whole load of people while still being “pway4ukwaine” bores have started to smell a small amount of bullshit and the smell is getting worse and more people are noticing. A hit like COVID when the herd started to catch on towards the end. Despite getting all the jabs. People are bizarre.

Chevrus
Chevrus
Mar 18, 2022 3:31 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Perhaps the latest round of fiction has not gone smoothly down the gullet and its time to reconsider….after all its not easy to claim that you have the Russians on the ropes while your army is in tatters…Cue the false flag atrocities.

Frank
Frank
Mar 18, 2022 9:52 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

No, just the calm before the storm of the false flag chemical weapons attack about to be blamed on Russia.

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 18, 2022 11:41 PM
Reply to  Frank

General McGregor felt this false flat attack allegedly planned probably hasn’t got any legs because of the Biolabs situation. He also said why would a Country that was allegedly winning the war (Ukraine) need to conduct a false flat operation?

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 18, 2022 11:37 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Tim, for what it’s worth, I think because the whole Western Narrative about Ukraine is deep deep in lies and fake news, there certainly isn’t any truth in it that’s for sure, that they cannot really report anything other than false flags. I have become very interested in Russian Military Tactics i.e. the cauldrons and, I would say, what appears to be to me at least, the minimal use of sophisticated weaponry unless it can be used effectively. i.e. that strike on the Mercenary training base. I thought wow! That was fired from and effective from a very long range. Also, people like Tucker Carlson, General McGregor, Scott Ritter are talking facts and truth based on evidence and military experience. I think, for want of a better way of putting it, they haven’t really got ‘anything to work with’ anymore they are so mired in lies. But the truth here is coming out, slowly, but gathering momentum. The fact is, they cannot provide any evidence of Russian atrocities, Russia bombing citizens and levelling cities etc. That’s being done by the Azov and the Ukranian military. I watched this morning an interview with General McGregor on The Grayzone. This is a man who definitely knows what he’s talking about. It’s worth a watch. So, running out of lies to tell. Each piece of fake imagery such as photos is, so to speak, quickly exposed and ‘shot down’ by proper analysts. Let’s see

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 19, 2022 5:44 AM
Reply to  Jo Dominich

The distance you mention is not even medium-range. A few years ago, Russia hit targets in Syria from the Black Sea. It disabled an imperial destroyer in the Black Sea using electronic warfare. But regardless of performance, the imperial government must bow down to its “defence” plutocrats.

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 10:02 AM

Manifest on this full moon equinox period your outcome you would like to see – not their’s!.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 18, 2022 9:59 AM

On reading valid complaints about The Guardian, I suddenly recalled a book of (almost) the same name : “The Guardians” by John Christopher (the Tripods guy):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardians_(Christopher_novel)

The horrific secret of this future society – spoiler alert! – is that the Guardians can only maintain it by forcing the “troublesome” ones to have a lobotomy.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:05 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Sadly many act as though they are lobotomised

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 9:46 AM

We all heard (yet the schizoids will have forgotten) all the same statistics in why leaving the E>U with Brexit the modification Behavior 4 year ritual.
All of a sudden Ukraine is the worlds biggest supplier in everything LOL when European E.U was not long a ago!!! the schizoids will have forgotten) and moslem terrorist period middle east before that  the schizoids will have forgotten).
Wake the fuck up
alt media is alt dementia on this one.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 18, 2022 9:45 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.

So that’s the reason for this little theatre (whether Putin is in on it or duped into it). A non-Western excuse for the coming deprivations.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 12:08 PM
Reply to  George Mc

There’s no “the reason” for one of their major operations like a war. Any such event is function-stacked.

It’s about shortages – but it’s also about a major geo-political realignment by tanking the petrodollar, ramping up migration through a refugee crisis and other things.

Chevrus
Chevrus
Mar 18, 2022 3:32 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I’ll take Manufactured Scarcity for 600 Alex!!

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 8:34 AM

Instead using the euphemism “sanctions”, say empargo or economic imperialism.

The way to food security is
(a) de-globalising
(b) community-supported agriculture, as the author said
(c) bio-dynamic farming: it is proven, not hypothetical, and requires no external fertilizers
(d) better monitoring of and action on government officials, e.g., forcing them to eat the foods they approved.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:07 PM
Reply to  mgeo

There are a large amount of people who will claim that what you advocate for is communism or sounds like communism. Therefore they won’t want it.

Duckman
Duckman
Mar 18, 2022 8:21 AM

Given how easily our brothers and sisters in the church of covidmus will pretty much accept anything forced, placed or otherwise foisted on them… it makes you wonder what has driven them to see this “war” happen.
Lets face it, “we” have hardly put up much of a resistance? the pen is mightier??

As we now approach the end of chapter V in this gripping saga we must all perhaps take a moment to consider how eloquent the plot, how “devilishly” clever the twists and turns and does yet one of us truly know the outcome of this (soon to be released on dvd) “epic”?

We have been teased with poignant clues for most of our lives, sneaky peeks via “hellywood”, suggesting at just some of the content and themes of the “epic” (coming soooooon to an outlet near you).

For those who can still remember some of the innocent days (tho if only we knew?), we might perhaps ponder on how the snowball made at the top of the slop once crunchy and consuming all itspath becomes completely, wildy out-of-control.

As the facts and connections become clearer to us day by day, we must at some level acknowledge that our "razor sharp intellects" (joke) only really see, after the event.

Im reminded of the Vanga lady who spoke of the rise of three headed dragon, any reader of the “new silk road” will know.
And the words of that “prophet” jesus, or was it mohammed, it may even have been the grouch.
Beware he, the water carrier, because for sure folks the “age of aquarius” is now upon you and any still thinking guitars, bongos and free expression, well… hold that thought.

And take a peek into usa`s pluto return and for that matter what happened in other nations at this cathatrtic astrological return.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 7:54 AM

You left opportunistic shipping magnates off your list of disrupters.

Staff were told by P&O to discharge passengers and freight before being sent a video message telling them P&O “vessels will be primarily crewed by a third-party crew provider … Your final day of employment is today.”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/17/politicians-condemn-p-and-o-ferries-mass-sacking-staff

The company was globalised a few years ago,

Edith
Edith
Mar 18, 2022 8:24 AM
Reply to  Orthus

And I would suggest a taste of what is to come….these elite don’t give a rats…

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 11:49 AM
Reply to  Edith

Jolly bad show to sack them straight after a visit from Boris the Magnificent, though.

Interesting to see the Tories caught in a quandary between attacking Capital and defending their new seats in the North of England.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:11 PM
Reply to  Orthus

The only reason the tories won up north is that people up here had enough of labour. But Boris is doing such a shit job that everyone wants him out:

And will be voting labour! Again!
Madness

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 18, 2022 5:37 PM
Reply to  Koba

Isn’t more likely the voting was just rigged as so much evidence seems to suggest? Why do people who know how corrupt and controlled our society is still believe the voting system is somehow pristine, even when there’s evidence it isn’t?

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 18, 2022 11:44 PM

I agree Sophie. I think the whole election was rigged and the available evidence points to this.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:09 PM
Reply to  Orthus

“Third Party” is code for “we found people possibly foreigners who will do your job for tuppence and six pence”

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 18, 2022 11:45 PM
Reply to  Koba

Yep just think about all those Ukranian refugees coming into the UK.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 12:11 PM
Reply to  Orthus

According to John Coleman, it was P&O that shipped Chinese labour to the USA to build the railroads to faciliate the drug trade into the country when it already had plentiful other supplies of cheap labour..

It’s a reminder the ‘O’ in P&O stands for Orient

El Zafio
El Zafio
Mar 18, 2022 7:52 AM

“coronavirus lockdowns” is careless jargong. Hyperventilating governments all over the world in unison shut down parts of their economy for no reason.

hotrod31
hotrod31
Mar 18, 2022 7:15 AM

A smidge off topic but relevant nonetheless, I still think that we need to save the trees because we’re going to need somewhere to hang all these war-mongering, virus propagating, Bankster Zio bastards. How have they been able to get away with so much for so long?

red lester
red lester
Mar 18, 2022 7:31 AM
Reply to  hotrod31

Trees are cool. Best invention that humans ever made.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 18, 2022 12:15 PM
Reply to  red lester

Trees block 5G signals and they can’t cut them down while pretending to be all green.

This leads to the possibility that part of what the vaccine is about is turning people into some sort of transmitter to get around this problem.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 19, 2022 5:47 AM
Reply to  Edwige

+1

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 18, 2022 11:46 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

Nice!

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Mar 18, 2022 7:04 AM

In addition to the loss of access to Russia’s oil (and gas) reserves, Saudi Arabia is right now discussing with China the ditching of the US petro-dollar in favour of China’s petro-yuan.

Perhaps there’s another war on the horizon between the US and China, ostensibly because China wants to annexe Taiwan … but what if it’s about the new alliance between the Saudis and China?

It’s interesting, too, that US troops in the thousands are being sent to Australia, China’s backyard…

How does all of this fit into the big picture?

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 7:56 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

Previous attempts to ditch the petro-dollar have ended in regime change. Good luck with this one, Uncle Sam.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:13 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Good part about the shift to China is that many many nations now have officially given up on America. America is a bigger liability than it is a fake friend. An entirely plastic nation.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Mar 18, 2022 6:51 AM

Absolutely zero chance that one war in Ukraine destroys global food systems. Absolute zero. It’s obviously planned mayhem by the psychopaths, once again.

Events in Ukraine have zero effect on global climate, so that has zero effect on global crop growing. It just affects events in Ukraine and, possibly, Russia. And only certain bits of Russia.

You don’t need much of a brain to see that psychopaths want to raise oil and gas prices sky high, disrupt supply chains to claim that they can hike prices of anything and everything.

Stop letting these congenital liars push propaganda trying to force the Great Reset.

It’s time that they, not the global population, were pushed toward suicide.

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 18, 2022 9:50 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

+10
leaving the EU was going to do thee same remember that

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 12:03 PM
Reply to  switchedON

Patience.

Pakistanicecream
Pakistanicecream
Mar 18, 2022 11:20 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Agreeable last sentence.

Edith
Edith
Mar 18, 2022 8:27 AM
Reply to  Hele

I would have thought one needed a reliable power source and not a war happening to implement anything in Ukraine right now….is this wishful thinking.?

New Name
New Name
Mar 18, 2022 5:25 AM

Haman

Putin has been proclaimed the Haman of our time.

Diekabr
Diekabr
Mar 18, 2022 8:44 AM
Reply to  New Name

Haman was the one advocating for genocide based on ethnicity (Jewish people in Persian Empire), Putin entered Ukraine to stop genocide based on ethnicity (Russian people in Donbas, Ukraine). This “proclamation” speaks volumes aboute our modern culture which is, generally speaking, totally backwards. BTW, has it finally been possible to determine what is the difference between a man and a woman in western countries or maybe they need few more decades to do so?

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 18, 2022 5:04 AM

So if there are so many men yearning for action, where are those dedicated to the survival of humanity against the billionaire gangsters? And their minions?

Hele
Hele
Mar 18, 2022 6:07 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Well said

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 7:47 AM
Reply to  Penelope

See this from Brianborou.
https://southfront.org/foreign-fighters-fleeing-from-ukraine-videos/

Young men care not for morality or even their own best interests, just winning. Convince them there is glory to be had and they may fight alongside you.

Koba
Koba
Mar 18, 2022 12:16 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Did you see the redditors who got blown up? Then they tried to sneak back over the border only for the Ukrainian army to cut up there passports when they found them. The middle classes who buggered off over there (none of them seem to be poor or unemployed) thought they’d be spawn camping and Pulling 360 Scoped headshots like on call of duty. Life had other plans

les online
les online
Mar 18, 2022 4:00 AM
Penelope
Penelope
Mar 18, 2022 5:17 AM
Reply to  les online

les, thanks for posting this. I think the reason that we have such a huge die-off of birds is the already-existing wifi. The center axis on each feather acts as an antenna and picks up broadcast waves, EMF, wireless, etc. Then glyphosate-ingestion from Round-up makes their eggs infertile.

No wonder human children have declining IQs: I suppose just about everyone is eating wheat products in which the wheat has been copiously sprayed just before harvest.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Mar 18, 2022 6:04 AM
Reply to  Penelope

I watched some video footage of birds dropping dead in their flight, watched some video footage of ‘tons’ of dead fish being washed ashore. Just after the latter, i read of the 5g extensive undersea network being put into place. Would 5g have that killing effect on sea creatures ? They were, from what was shown, all fish of the same type, not a variety and a few octopi, etc, which would have suggested 5g.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 18, 2022 8:05 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

This was observed in the early days of steam trains. Birds were seen to drop out of the air when flying over the tracks, even when a locomotive wasn’t present.

The dead fish could be due to the extensive underwater 5g network, or, more likely, the undersea cables used by governments.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 18, 2022 6:14 AM
Reply to  Penelope

‘Silent Spring’
Coming to a forest (if you can find one) near you:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Mar 19, 2022 11:32 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Testostérone is at record lows as well. Soy, xenoestrogens, hormones, steroids in our food and animal food and now in the dirt.Then add the gender confusion pushing perverts that are posing as educators. I mean seriously, you can’t get more confused than not knowing what sex you are. But now it appears that it actually might have a physiological component as well. No waste water management systems have the ability to filter out antibiotics and all the aforementioned toxic substances Think of all the pharmaceutical prescriptions that are taken in just the US [ 4.8 BILLION in ONE YEAR ] and it all gets flushed into the earth. When we all finally unite at the planets funeral, it will be too late. It’s mind numbingly sad.

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 18, 2022 3:43 AM

SCRAPS from RUSSIAN SITES
Volunteer mercenary to Ukraine from UK says he was told nil about the contract until after he was sent to the front lines, where the contract was presented; it committed him to stay till the end of the conflict, at $230/mo. He left.

*EEC Will Present NEW “Global” Econ/Monetary System
China, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan will create a new global economic and financial system, details to be stipulated at the end of March 2022. Armenia will partially participate.

*Eurasian Economic Community  

Russian ambassador to Bosnia tells Sarajevo to THINK before joining NATO, citing Ukraine example.

Apparently great animosity of Poles towards Belarus (allies of Russia): Polish deserter Chechko fled to Belarus where he testified that he had witnessed killing of two volunteers trying to help migrants. Also that he had had to kill migrants as a soldier. Chechko again in the news because he was found dead in Minsk.
— 
Recent Russian bombing in Western Ukraine was 25 km from Polish border. It levelled the Yavorov Military Base, Ukraine’s largest, immediately after it received several hundred million dollars worth of military armament from US & UK.

March 14: US to transfer [another] $1 billion worth of defense aid to Ukraine this week Biden said. Will include 800 air defense systems and 9,000 anti-tank system, 7,000 small arms and 20 million ammunition, and drones.

Some of Ukraine’s combat planes escaped destruction in the opening military action, flew out to Romania and (it is thought) to Poland.
 “The use of the airfield network of these countries for basing Ukrainian military aviation with the subsequent use of force against Russia’s army can be regarded as the involvement of these states in an armed conflict.” –Konashenkov, Defense ministry spokesman

Defeat of the Donbass grouping of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will allow the large-scale liberation of Ukaine to begin.

“We need to stop with maniacal persistence repeating the spell that Russia is a responsible supplier of energy resources to Europe and clearly state that we are a responsible partner only with conscientious partners, and Russia has no obligations to those who wage an economic war with us,” — Andrei Klishas , ​​chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation

Duma proposed to ban for ten years foreign companies that did not return before May 1.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 8:49 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Yavorov Military Base is where CIA is assembling its private foreign “jihadis”; see a recent article at off-G.

Looks like the US “defence” industry is on life support. Its patron government must resort to large donations of “military aid” at public (US taxpayer) cost.

paul
paul
Mar 18, 2022 12:31 PM
Reply to  mgeo

It has been reported that 3 UK Special Forces were killed in the strike there.

Howard
Howard
Mar 18, 2022 2:53 AM

Here’s where humanity gets it wrong…again and again and again. Be it food insecurity, health insecurity or whatever, the solution is always right there facing people: less is more. Small is better. Go local.

There’s a reason there were more farmers than any other occupation: every society needs farmers to get started. Imagine if start-up societies had to depend exclusively on imports to survive – or, as we’re discovering, to sustain themselves.

Yet what is it the public demands? Good cheap food – the ultimate oxymoron. Good=local; cheap=God knows where.

I read somewhere (way before it was possible to source info) that food grown locally was better for you because the soil provided nutrients more concomitant with your body. It kind of makes sense.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 3:33 AM
Reply to  Howard

…- All good points, Howard… …- I’ll just add:… – We also have the benefit, *For Now*, of bein’ hooked up to each other *Globally*… – eg: “Act local…”, etc.,… – *For As Long As That Lasts*…

…That being said, you think ‘Society’ got it’s jump-start with agriculture, huh?… – *Omoshiroi*… ( – As the Japs like to say…)

…- When this shit blows, I intend to take this shit on the road, *Hunter-Gatherer* style…

…Tell me, Howard… – Have you ever dined on medium-rare Bankster flesh, spit-roasted over an open fire of scavenged deadfall, seasoned with fragrant sakura chips?… – Their habitual diet of such delicacies as Foie Gras, Caviar, and Truffles, makes it *Exeptionally* tender and succulent, and undeniably *Delectable*, so I’m told…

…Or worn *Durable* clothes that will last you a lifetime, fashioned from their extra tough, thick, durable pelts?… – Warmed yourself around that campfire in dead of winter, *Copiously* fuelled and maintained by their *Abundant* reserves of lard?…

…- You *Will*,survive, I *Assure* you… 😉

Peter Cartwright
Peter Cartwright
Mar 18, 2022 4:21 AM
Reply to  Howard

I moved from the UK to a small village in central Bulgaria in 2005 (pre EU accession) and saw how the vast majority of the 500 or so residents reared their own animals, chickens, sheep, goats and cattle, grew their own vegetables in their gardens, the excess being shared and preserved for winter, and I thought it was wonderful to see. I even got some chickens and grew my own vegetables myself.

With EU Accession in 2007, there was quite a noticable change because of increased regulations for individuals keeping animals, and the influx of, mainly German, supermarket chains being built in most major towns and cities. Less people now rear goats and sheep, and people are starting to say things like “what is the point of all the hard work, when vegetables are so cheap in the supermarkets?”.

I think the problems with rising prices, fertiliser shortages and supply chains will change the views of the local people, and again, they will start back up growing, sharing and preserving. Their garden infrastructure is in place already, and I for one would welcome this return to organic, healthy food, grown locally for the locals.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 9:00 AM

Some of the steps are
:- undermine agricultural skills, traditions and resources, e.g., with regulation, deliberate bad advice
:- promote or impose crops for export, especially non-food ones
:- impoverish and evict small farmers
:- gradually make people to become dependent on imports or industrial farming
:- censor alternative views, e.g., poisoning, loss of nutrients, total cost to health.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Mar 19, 2022 11:38 PM
Reply to  mgeo

And regulate them to death.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 18, 2022 10:11 AM

Good point. I came to Cyprus immediately post EU accession, but I know the Cyprus government always had a policy of self-sufficiency in basic foodstuffs before it joined the EU, which obviously went to the wall after it could no longer impose tariffs on food imports from the rest of Europe to protect local producers – mainly smallish commercial farms here as people in villages have mostly abandoned the small plots they once tended.

RealPeter
RealPeter
Mar 18, 2022 11:07 AM

What you saw in Bulgaria was an accelerated version of what had already happened in Western Europe and North America post-WWII. The industrial farming model, as Todhunter points out, is no longer sustainable. The fallout (no pun intended, I hope) from the war in Ukraine will hasten the slide into either food supply chaos or rapid adaptation to local, less fuel-dependent agriculture. But what about countries like Egypt and the UK, which can no longer feed themselves and rely on massive imports? Fun times ahead.

les online
les online
Mar 18, 2022 2:19 AM

“From the very first, containment was calibrated not the stop Corona, but to enable its own implementation. It shouldnt surprise anyone that it has so totally failed in everything except self-propagation, the one thing that the containment was truly intended to do.”
From: Alex Berenson’s Pandemia: A Review, by Eugyppius…

https://www.eugyppius.com/p/alex-berensons-pandemia-a-review?s=r

Lockdowns, masks, home-detentions > Dont work (There is no ‘covid’ virus)

It Was Never About A Virus.

les online
les online
Mar 18, 2022 3:49 AM
Reply to  les online

eugyppius. “You cant read Pandemia without wondering whether masks might be the Achilles heel of the whole Corona complex. There use has no basis in evidence, and yet mask mandates are defended by the entire establishment, who invoke a nebulous ‘science’ that nobody can ever quite call into being.”

Masks ARE dangerous to one’s health. In NSW passengers are STILL required to wear a mask when on public transport… They are TOTALLY useless, give no protection, but MUST be worn…Mask wearing has nothing to do with a virus…

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 9:08 AM
Reply to  les online

The dangers from the mask are for more important compared to it being useless. Similarly, the dangers from the jab are far more serious compared to it being useless.

les online
les online
Mar 18, 2022 3:52 AM
Reply to  les online

Lockdowns, masks, home-detentions, and ‘covid’ injections > dont work. (There is no ‘covid’ virus).

les online
les online
Mar 18, 2022 1:36 AM

While Austria appears to have (temporarily) backed-off from compulsory vaccination for everyone, Germany is moving towards compulsory vaccination for everyone…

Trends have got to start somewhere…
Double-vaxxing didnt Stop The Spread. Having a third shot, a “booster”, hasnt Stopped The Spread. A fourth shot, also being called a “booster”, is being “considered”…

Contrary to the claim alleged to have been made by Einstein, trying the same experiment over and over expecting eventually the result will be the one wanted is not an indicator of insanity. It’s The Science !

The New South Wales politician-in-charge has repeated that there’s been low uptake of the “booster” shot, and, modeling predicts huge surges of “cases” over the coming (Winter) months…Should there be the surges, and should “booster” uptake remain stagnant, then expect drastic measures will be taken…

It’s quite possible the next stage of the ‘covid’ campaign will be compulsory vaccinationing
of everyone, which includes all those who’ve escaped the Jabs to date…Trends usually start Somewhere…

That NSW politician-scientist has asserted ‘COVID-19 was not going away and “there will be waves from time to time.”‘ (SMH 14 March 22)…These people mean business…

And…”I’m not waving,….”

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:05 AM
Reply to  les online

…- As I recall, the space shuttle Challenger also had a singular over-reliance on dodgy boosters… – *True Story*…

Junious Ricardo Stanton
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Mar 18, 2022 1:15 AM

This is all part of the WEF Davos crowd’s plan to create enough chaos, discomfort and instability to usher in their Great Reset/New World Order. The resulting scarcities, food shortages, famines, war added to the COVID kill shots will greatly depopulate the globe, another goal of the eugenicist megalomaniac crowd.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 18, 2022 1:41 AM

“Here is a question for you.”
comment image

“Guess who is arming and training NATO Nazi Banderite Terrorists?”

https://www.globalresearch.ca/far-right-extremists-ukraine-brag-they-have-received-training-from-canadian-forces-report/5774201

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 18, 2022 1:47 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

“That’s right.”

https://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-neo-nazis-pictured-uk-made-rocket-launchers/5774337

“Why its Ole Blackface (Jim Crow Trudeau) himself. Nazi Boy Making Fascism and White Privilege Great Again.” 
comment image 

“That’s why Nazi Boy and the Reich need to Fall, NOW!”

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 9:16 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

You may have seen reports of “volunteers” leaving Canada by air to personally deliver donated goods. Such charitable bleeding hearts!

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:19 AM

No fossil fuel, no human life in this civilization. Told ya. Is this a good time to gloat? No? Need more? Ok. .

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:10 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

…- Fusion will save us all… 😎

onion.vendor
onion.vendor
Mar 17, 2022 10:55 PM

this is what i sent to the Guardian, didn’t even appear……

How Steve Bell can work for this newspaper staggers me, present content asides, if i was a time traveller from the 1970’s having come back to Thursday 17th March 2022 and having seen the front page i’d assume that this was post fascist military coup Daily Telegraph. The Ukraine; its about CIA orchestrated coups, the potential deployment of American cruise missiles (just like Cuba 1962), the availability of cheap Russian oil and gas that would erode US influence in Europe, Russian access to Black Sea ports and the Middle East amongst other issues.

Thats why i’m angry about Putin’s actions, he’s played into the hands of Nato and the United States who otherwise would be finding it difficult to justify Nato’s existence.

This isn’t even begining to contrast the coverage by The Guardian of the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia with that of Iraq by the United States or the involvement of the UK using Tony Blair’s spurious claims of WMD.

Contrast also the offers of refuge for Ukraine refugee’s with those displaced by the invasion of Iraq and you realise the Marcus Rushford inspired habit of dropping to one knee before every football match is little more than neo-Liberal window dressing.

If the United States actions in Iraq, the Saudi involvement in the Yemen, the repression in Bahrain and the brutality of the Egyptian authorities had been covered in the same detail by the Guardian then i might have renewed my subscription as it is, you can sing for it!

I wonder does this upset your “community standards” or are you up to a little self scrutiny and criticism?

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Mar 18, 2022 1:42 AM
Reply to  onion.vendor

I would be very surprised indeed if this got published. The Guardian is, alas, a shadow of its former self, and I’m saying this as someone who started reading this paper back when it was the “Manchester Guardian”. (The watershed was the Snowden/Smashing of Hard Drives incident but it had been brewing up for some time.)

I like you see and understand the causes of this war and the way its been sold to the public. I also don’t like the way its been conducted. Quite apart from the general notion that “War is Not the Answer” — its the ordinary people that suffer while the puerps get off scot-free — there’s the notion that war is fought in the information space and I doubt that Russia’s got that good a handle on this. However, I’m not making the decisions and I suppose someone thought everything through even though it looks as if NATO is going to continue to fight to the last Ukrainian.

(News coverage is a bit iffy. Obviously we can’t get anything from Russia, its just propaganda after all, something our side would never dream of doing. Its just that people have been noticing recycled imagery, sometimes pictures several years old repurposed as “from the front lines” which casts doubt over the veracity of reports.)

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:08 AM
Reply to  onion.vendor

…Who Guards the Guardians?…

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Mar 17, 2022 10:55 PM

Dear Dorothy Dix
Should i write to that UN guy and ask “why should a little war somewhere in Europe cause a food shortage in Australia when all of our (basic) food is grown and raised in Australia ?
“The meat section in local supermarkets is hit-and-miss lately. How is that Russia’s fault ? The Animals are raised and slaughtered (by Afghani refugees) in Australia, so how is THAT MISTER Putin to blame for shortages ? Are our Afghani immigrants doing something to avenge themselves on the Russians for having to move to Our Breadbasket ?
Thanking you in advance for any advice you give,
yours,
jubal.”

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Mar 17, 2022 11:59 PM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

They’d just reach into their box of 1000 random answers and pull out one that 99.99% would find fully believable.

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:21 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

Jubal? Jubal? Listen to me. Fossil fuel Jubal, fossil fuel

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:15 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

…- Reclaimed and bottled unicorn farts will save us all… 😎

(…- Do you have *Any Idea* just how many BTUs of raw energy are contained in the average rainbow-hued unicorn fart, Theobalt?… – No, you don’t do you?… – Trust me, they will *Save Us All*… – You mark my words!…)

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 9:57 AM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Thanks sarge! Had forgotten bout this one. I can sleep now, yawwwwwn

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 18, 2022 9:20 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

+1

Thomas Frey
Thomas Frey
Mar 17, 2022 10:29 PM

Working as intended.
Get out of the cities.
If you aren’t prepared, you will comply or die.
Pestilence, War, Famine is the oldest play of tyrants.

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:22 AM
Reply to  Thomas Frey

This one is pretty new and definitive. Reset.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:34 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

…So… – Like a *Mulligan* for Davostan, right?…

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 17, 2022 10:25 PM

Permaculture is one path towards self sufficiency:
http://www.permaculturefarmers.com/selfsufficiency.html
http://sidestepping-normal.com/self-sufficiency-permaculture-and-a-donkey/
There are hundreds of sites like these.
Permaculture can be practiced in pots, in your back and front yards, or in community plots.
No excuses.
Start planting.

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:25 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Go get those pots right now, people of the world! Feed your families…. Come on, pots pots pots… And learn to make Sugar Crisps, they’re screaming.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Mar 18, 2022 12:57 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

You mean Lucky Charms. Number one with my grand kids.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 18, 2022 1:14 AM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Salt, sugar and fat.
All slow poisons Hem.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 18, 2022 1:13 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

I get it Theo. You don’t want to get your hands dirty.
Let the wage slaves do it for you.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:43 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

…IKR!?… – ‘Coz apparently that turned out to be a *Total Crapshoot* for humankind for like – Ohhhhhh – the last 12-odd millenia or so, right?…

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Mar 17, 2022 10:19 PM

Food options?

  • 0: Capitulate: take the jab, join the cult, surrender everything, you’ll be well fed for the rest of your life.
  • 1: Flee: to the wilderness, hunt, gather, survivalism on the edge, look after yourself.
  • 2: Remain: stalwart refusnik, grey man, prepped, ultimately interned, renditioned.

No, there is no ‘Fight’ option – go back to 0.

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:26 AM

Are you still here Xavier…. Explain why

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:47 AM

…- You assume that our *Awesome Overlords* aren’t operating under *Precisely The Same* constraints… (- As well as *A Bunch* of others, besides… 😉 )

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 17, 2022 10:07 PM

It’s always amusing when their own nonsense contradictions turn round to bite them…

There is food price inflation and uncertain supply chains. Shouldn’t we grow more of our own food? In the UK, this inevitably revives memories of WW2 and uncultivated land being turned to food production. During convid they loved using WW2 memories. Hang on though – this clashes with rewilding! Send for George to explain why this clear and obvious solution is in fact impossible!

https://dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/16/food-crisis-britain-prices-russia-ukraine-rewilding

All the usual garbage is here – the false analogies (it’s like fracking!)…. the strawman arguments (it wouldn’t totally feed the UK)… etc etc. It would be (pause, gulp) “food nationalism”! The horror, the horror.

The solution must be the one that the agenda has already dictated it must be…. “switch to a plant-based diet”. Yep, there it is again.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:50 AM
Reply to  Edwige

…- 20 minutes into the future: – “GEORGE MONBIOMASS IS ***SOYLENT GREEN***!!!…”

…- Welp… – *Sure Hope* he enjoyed shilling for the fuckers while he were still drawing breath…

Ottomanboi
Ottomanboi
Mar 17, 2022 9:49 PM

Autarky, if you can make it, grow it, generate it locally do so. How the globalist plutocrats,oligarchs, WEF, vaxxers etc would hate that.

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 12:28 AM
Reply to  Ottomanboi

They want to kill you, they’ll make it illegal to grow your own food…. They’ve already started

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 2:58 AM
Reply to  Theobalt

…- Yeah well, *Good Luck* with that… – They must be S-Tier level officionados of ‘Whack A Mole’

(… – *Outlaw Reality*… – like, *Right Now*!… – It’s *Scary*… 😣 )

…- *Srsly* Theo’, you need to stop quenching your thirst on Their Kool-aid… – Those calories *Ain’t* free…

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

I don’t think you’re getting me totally right

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Mar 17, 2022 9:40 PM

Food production going local and organic would be a good thing for the people.
Which is why it won’t happen.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 18, 2022 3:01 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

…- Until it *All Of A Sudden* does…