“Prices are more or less 78% higher than average in 2021, and this is cracking up the production side of agriculture. In many regions, farmers simply can’t afford to bring fertilizers to the farm, or even if they could, the fertilizers are not available to them…And it’s not just fertilizers, but agrichemicals and fuel as well. This is a global crisis and it requires a global response.”
Theo de Jager, President of World Farmers Organization
“If you control oil, you control nations. If you control food, you control people.”
A major global food shortage is looming. Director-General Qu Donyu of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented Securing Food Security in Times of Crisis at the Meeting of the G7 Ministers of Agriculture.
The FAO’s Food Price Index in March reached 160 points – the highest since its inception in 1990!
The report notes that Russia and Ukraine are “important players in global commodity markets” particularly wheat, maize and oilseed. And this uncertainty comes on top of “already high prices driven by robust demand and high input costs as a result of COVID-19 recovery.”
A number of countries, including Turkey and Egypt, Sub-Saharan African countries like Eritrea, Somalia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Congo and Namibia, will be highly impacted by the shortfalls in wheat from Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The food crises in Yemen and Ethiopia in particular would likewise suffer a blow.
According to a recent CNBC article, a shortage of fertilizer is exacerbating the situation. Russia, together with Belarus, is responsible for 40 percent of potash exports. According to Morgan Stanley, Russia also exports 11 percent of urea, 48 percent of Ammonium nitrate and combined with Ukraine collectively exports 28 percent of fertilizers made with nitrogen and phosphorous, as well as potassium. So farmers abroad will have to make do with lesser or more expensive crops.
There is however a buzz that the world is not responding to the crisis so much as engineering it!
Take for example the rail company Union Pacific in the United States mandating that certain shippers reduce their volume of private cars effective immediately. Union Pacific is one of four major rail companies that haul 80 percent of agricultural freight. With this mandate in place in the spring, farmers would be delayed in getting fertilizer resulting in producing even less crops.
Plus, there is word of another virus – this one effecting chickens! To stop the disease from migrating to humans, farmers have culled millions of chickens while authorities state millions have died of this Avian equivalent of COVID. So higher costs and food shortages beleaguers the poultry and egg producers as well!
This week’s Global Research News Hour follows the trail of diminishing food supplies and comes to a startling end-point that could lead to the next major Malthusian drama that awaits our species!
In our first half-hour, we speak to Monika Tothova of the FAO about some of the specific developments around the new food crisis and what the world will have to do soon to mitigate a representative a worst case scenario. She is followed by Kit Knightly, a journalist who himself is probing the hypothesis of a planned food crisis and connections to the much talked about Great Reset.
Produced and published by Global Research. Global Research News Hour airs every Friday at 1pm CT on CKUW 95.9FM out of the University of Winnipeg, you can listen to previous episodes here.
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Food difficulties for some – in The West.
Not for others – in The BRICS.
Food, energy, oil, gas for those. For The West? A very difficult time for the leadership, such as it is. Zugzwang! Their era of Extraction Economics via force is come to an end.
Discussed here . . . https://les7eb.substack.com/p/ukraine-notes-the-long-proxy-war-b15
I am inclined to suspect that at least here in the US food has been used as a drug. A drug that causes humans to become for want of a better word; stupefied. That’s what happens to most people when they eat lots of carbs, they become tired and just want to lay on the couch and watch tv.
When real food shortages happen here in the US it may result in the sharpening of the minds of those who were previously stupefied by over-dosing on carbs/sugars so plentiful before. That’s something the criminal organization that controls my country does not want to happen.
Anyway, If you take away food from Americans you’re going to see looting similar to what happened in South Africa here in the US.
Erm… Food shortage? If – – – countries and Nations had established independent ownership and localized distribution of food stuffs, there would be no manipulated (localized) “shortages”.
The commodities and bonds markets are internationally owned and arbitrated. There are no shortages of bond trading or reserve arbitrations on the world stage. You’re being zoomed…
International trade is represented by Maritime rule. People are “salvage”. Nothing more.
If food shortages gets severe they will probably ration food. To get your ration you will probably need a Digital ID and to get the ID you will probably need to be “vaccinated”. In politics nothing happens by chance.
Growing your own food would be a most appropriate solution to the problem you describe.
That would need to be some kind of guerrilla gardening since so many live in apartments in cities and eats what coming with trucks.
Several people have observed that the USA seems determined to continue its war against Russia “to the last Ukrainian” – helped by the rhetoric and acting skills of Ukraine’s very own Winston Churchill (Zelenskyy) with Britain’s wannabe pound-shop Churchill (Boris) cheering from the sidelines.
It’s becoming clearer that that observation understates Washington’s determination to rule the world. It will continue its war against an independent Russia even at the cost – not only of tens of thousands in Ukraine – but at the cost, if necessary, of a billion lives in many countries.
After all, the people who are going to starve to death don’t give campaign contributions to US politicians, they don’t own a mass-market US newspaper or TV channel … so they don’t matter.
True – very true.
All wars are Bankers’ Wars. All wars are Armaments Industry Wars.
The US-NATO-UK Ukrainian Proxy War on Russia is a psychiatric moment for Western leadership.
It will not go “to plan”. Russia determined the outcome on their terms and timing.
Examined here in some depth . . . https://les7eb.substack.com/p/ukraine-notes-the-long-proxy-war-b15
Very little science today is disinterested…
The dominant drivers of research are the military, and profit…
Science is packaged. We are reading product descriptions,
we speak the media language called Advertising.
You are never alone…The media penetrates deeply into
everyday life, personal and emotional life, every conversation..
Everything becomes a product, a commodity (with a price),
and all discussion is advertising…
Weighing up the pros & cons of ‘covid’ as if you’re thinking
about buying it…You are not alone…
I would say if you were told to wear a mask somewhere then it is not a good source of food. I saw some farmers that had vending machines and others your could buy direct.There was some market stalls I could buy food unmolested. Natural sources were the best like from the garden or wild foods. Some restaurants were ok. I think that it is pretty clear supermarkets are a no, NO. Small shops are better. When it comes to other people then it is best not to depend on them. It is good if you can but I think it is best to focus on being self sufficient so to say. To be able to find food even if it means chewing some grass to get the juice out. Some survival food store is useful but if you have no fuel to transport it then it is no good. The best is to learn what you can find growing around. If you plant stuff having good knowledge would mean that even if someone stole your crops there would be other plants they didn’t even know to steal. I don’t feel too worried about it. It is more that it is good in anycase to eat some wild plants and to have gardens and if there is neighbours for them to be likewise rich in such connection with nature. Getting together with others I suppose is a good idea but not if it interferes with the basic unit of society i.e you being on the right track.
What’s not being talked about is that this “crisis” has been caused by the very globalism they are selling us as the cure. WW2 was the last time the world saw global food shortages. Ukraine is a tiny regional skirmish. Two years of global LOCKDOWN, consciously slammed on humanity, was another shock doctrine obedience training session. The self sufficient regionalism which existed on Earth previous to WW2 provided decentralized safety nets from global problems. The obvious logical truth is globalism is a giant threat to humanity. The elimination of regional diversity and self-sufficiency has produced global monoculture vulnerable to the slightest hiccup in the system, as we are seeing in spades now. The “bureaucratic collective”, the administrative dildos that make capitalist policy in each country on Earth, take all the profit from this fast-tracked, “efficiency” monster and leave the 99% serfs less than zero.
If we examine all the streamlining into mass capitalist “efficiency” population since WW2 what we see is ever less resources and options for humanity while the rich live like the Gods on Mt. Olympus. In the US a 1900 population of 40% farmers in a 97% rural country of self-sufficient sustainable diversity has been transformed into an urban monoculture of limited skills and knowledge dependent on cheap crap extracted from every corner of Earth. Schools have eliminated diversity of subject matter, skills and thinking. Industrial pollution, loss of diversity, and highly hybridized crap nutrition and 1%er “commodities” traveling thousands of miles of Earth have totally destroyed the health and quality of life while only benefiting the “bureaucratic collective” who now wants to sell us a “reset” into becoming their remote control manikin herd.
The Pied Pipers are playing their deadly tune, and we should be pushing these rats off the cliff and saying “good night!”
It is no understatment to say it is crap nutrition. Even the air if you are in the right place I think provides energy. This might have been ridiculed but it actually makes sense. If you think of the volume of air you breath in a day and there is particles of pollen and ethers then it can add up. Water too can be a good food source coz there is tiny plants like algae. By the time you drink a couple of litres it can provide quite a bit and in anycase help with efficiency of the body. Efficiency is a big deal and when it is working well it is pretty efficient. You don’t need to eat so much like with the crap nutrition coz when you eat somehing it is rich. It is always rich and you get what you need from the nature without much difficulty. It is just a matter of learning and applying the knowledge. I have had experiences with it. Food is like air. It is not something in short supply but abundantly available to you.
One thing is certain… The SRF & Billionaires aren’t going to feel hunger…
… or anything else, expect HAPPINESS!
In my view lack of food might very well be system failure due to limits but I know most people think it’s just up and up so I won’t mention it …
That was funny!
Who do you think created the conditions for those “[sub]system failure”?
> Who do you think created the conditions for those “[sub]system failure”?
Limits. Limited resources, limits to debt.
We really shouldn’t be quoting a fossil dinosaur like Kissinger any more.
I know we’ve got used to it, but people like him live in a mafia world which we shouldn’t ever accept as any kind of ‘normal’.
As a comparison, some people get used to terrible diseases, but they don’t deserve to suffer endlessly.
To explore this a little further, “compassion” is thought by some to be a word which only ‘losers’ use, but when you think about it, it’s actually the difference between a human being and an animal.
The animal doesn’t know it’s an animal, and it can’t help acting like an animal, so of course it’s ridiculous to blame an animal for what it is, and what it will always be.
But we do know that we are human, and we can help acting like an animal, even though we have enough in common with animals through our biological structure to be able to make such a choice.
The Kissingers, Albrights, Blairs and Thatchers of this world made that choice, and are not actually worthy of further comment.
Perhaps it’s not for nothing that the “Mark of the Beast” mentioned in St. John’s “Revelation” refers to an animal, and not the “Mark of the Bad Person”…
The sub-human has always existed, but now it rules everything. That’s why “writing to your MP” is no longer a sane course of action.
Your MP is corrupt – even if he/she doesn’t know it – because the system for whom our MPs work today is made of dried-out, brittle crap.
If you took off your blinkers and actually read what Kissinger said at Davos, you’d realise that his was one of the very few voices of sanity – calling for a negotiated peace – amid the chorus of warmongers pressing for a continuation of war, however dangerous, however damaging to the world’s food supply.
hear hear I totally agree with that reply :some evil folks don’t want peace but crisis to bring about population reduction and unelected dictatorship ,using covid, war, and the climate as their tools
This is the WEF’s latest plan: “You will eat nothing, and you’ll starve” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GwSCFwCScs&t=36s
Well, it’s not as if we are incapable of making our own plans, fortunately.
They won’t even feed us bugs??? These people have no heart whatsoever.
“Yes” is the only answer that’s acceptable:
The crucial point:
“Suppliers need addresses, contact details and possibly more sensitive information to fulfil orders, from customers at home and abroad.”
In other words, you protecting your citizens’ data you pesky governments and let all our corporate stakeholders have access to anything they want – and you’d better believe that includes medical records, on-line activity and so forth. You name it and Russian hackers can hack it – but not this. Don’t mention Russian hackers here!
“This article is part of the Davos agenda”. No shit.
‘Australia government will not be intimidated by the Chinese government’
In that case, fuck off with the surveillance aircraft you Aussie upstarts.
… it’ll be intimidated by the US government instead.
I used to read articles at Global Research regularly, but recently they have started blocking access via VPN, so another one bites the dust for me.
Preparing the carbon emitters for a) processed GMO based
sh!tefoods and/or b) death
Bit full on for a Sunday.
what happened to Edwards more chilled articles.?
Cut’n’Paste. The big picture:
“Samira on June 04, 2022 · at 8:43 am EST/EDT
Beware the three giant “shadow banks” that are BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street. These three own everything from Google to Pfizer, including the MIC and the oil industry. [In a word, these 3 giant ‘shadow banks’ own things that seem big to the average person].
It’s difficult to find out who owns the shadow banks; following the money at that level is almost impossible but it seems to point in the direction of well established big capitalist families like Rothschild [and Rockefeller]. The visible “messenger boys” (those who junket at Bilderberg and Davos) are just administrators: the real deep state lies where the deep money lies. States and governments are mere tools to protect the interests of deep money.”
“I care not for the Lawmaker as long as I control the Currency” — Meyer Rothschild.
The ‘follow the money’ mantra has always been a red herring. Money these days does not actually materially exist, it’s ‘virtual’ so it can be moved or vanished at the stroke of a key.
Moreover the endless trail of proxies, frontmen and figureheads is impossible to unravel for the common man. The Kabbalah men have made sure we cannot exactly make sense of how our ecomonic/financial system actually works. It’s more like a spell, an illusion, just like covid was/is for so many people who despite never living through a pandemic they believe to have been (many still are). It’s magick rather than science.
Money is the Blackest Magik, it’s the emperor’s illusory clothes. We can handle the coins and notes but the value of them is at the whim of the magician who creates them to whom WE give the power. It’s a bit like the queen, who is just a woman to whom we have given power. In fact we are the real magicians who have ceded control of our power to others.
The love of money. It is the root of all evil. According to the translation of the original tongues..
The move away from synthetic fertilisers and carcinogenic pesticides is going to hurt but it is essential. Think about that next time you buy mass produced so-called food (junk) from some chain super market for pennies/cents.
Organic food production can be unstable and not conducive to mass production and a steady line of ever increasing profit – who would have thought!
Of course this new manufacured crisis will hurt the darker skins much more- “but they breed like rabbits anyway! “…
The controllers are creating choke points for transit of “goods” around the planet using any excuse. The sight of queues of trucks parked by the side of motorways waiting for some arbitrary traffic restriction to be lifted is becoming familiar… Fuel prices in the EU have almost doubled in the last 2 years and electricity costs skyrocketed.
Meanwhile in certain NATO territories it has become illegal to grow your own food, and Bill Gates has been buying up land….
It is time to start creating links with others offline, in the real world, and start preparing.
Like here. Mail on Sunday:
“So much for The Good Life! Council bills green-fingered couple nearly £500 for growing vegetables in their OWN garden – claiming they need planning permission
And elsewhere in Browser Land.
So that’s how they do it. I dug up my front lawn,eek!
Who knows what exactly happened there. They might have grown vegetables on a public path or communal green for all we know. I don’t think a council official will get into your back garden to check what you’re doing there. So let’s get things into reality here and do grow food in our gardens and even rear some chickens if the space allows for them to grow properly.
Prices are more or less 78% higher than average in 2021, and this is cracking up the production side of agriculture. In many regions, farmers simply can’t afford to bring fertilizers to the farm, or even if they could, the fertilizers are not available to them…And it’s not just fertilizers, but agrichemicals and fuel as well. This is a global crisis and it requires a global response.”
Theo de Jager, President of World Farmers Organization – wow what a trust worthy source!!!
Remind us Kit, isn’t your job to actually research what is said rather then reprint fear porn Alex Jones style, this food thing has gone sensationalism. (borderline bullshit)
Any food mixed or grown with there version of fertilizers,or even touched by agrichemicals FFS isnt food.
do you even now what agrichemicals our.?
Perhaps read a few book on what farming is..or maybe even get your eton privately schooled hands of the keyboard and get out and experience it.
This type of crap endorses the chemical manufacturing process as normal ways of farming which it isnt – There demented version not only kills the land- animals- insects – nature but makes the human less than.
BTW cyber psychosis sufferers. According to the 10 years of Anti EU nonsense wasn’t the E.U the biggest supplier. The benefits of leaving the E.U was what..? Your being played again.
Kit was asked if he knew of any tabletop exercises about food crises. There was one I know of from 2015, called the food chain reaction game. Ice age farmer has covered it in the past. This simulation included protectionist policies by countries limiting exports of food which is exactly what’s happening now…
Which continental peninsula deliberately banned the import of Russian oil and Russian gas, the feedstock for synthetic fertilizers? Which continental peninsula deliberately banned the import of fertilizers made in Russia from Russiaan oil and Russian gas? Which continental peninsula is U$ occupied territory?
How many West Europeans does it take to open a gas tap?
That is all the EU commision leading, the co opted WEF puppets like von der Leyen. Only Hungarian politicians showed interest in their own population till date.
Hungarians booed out footballers “taking the knee”… the rotters!
Don’t they know that a traditional symbol of fealty is obviously the way to a world of racial equality?
In order to achieve more equality in European nations we need more diversity…Wait a second.
Pass the soap…
I stumbled across this video yesterday. I don’t know who the person who made it is, I haven’t verified the facts, and I don’t necessarily agree with the concluding part, but it does make very good sense as to why so much effort would be put into trying to fight off the Russians in Ukraine and, conversely, their interest in that country.
That video is from Curiosity Stream, a well known anti-Russian and anti-Syrian propaganda outlet. It explains the POTU$ Obomba / VP Biden regime’s “cookie coup” takeover of Ukraine, and their installation of Hunter Biden as Ukrainian Gas Czar. Also explains POTU$ Biden’s determination to keep his son in that job: Ukraine has $Trillions of gas.
After a couple of years of more tradition practices and less of the synthetic fertilizers, farmers may find their soil – and outpot – recovering.
The chicken flu is likely to be due to the meds being given and barn conditions. Poultry fodder may contain arsenic to control parasites, increase weight and “improve” colour.
Reports were emerging a year ago of farmers in the US and UK being paid by their Governments to plough their crops into the soil and Not replant, effectively taking out two two seasons of food. Most of the wheat from Ukraine and Russia went to Europe and central Eurasia. Interestingly Putin pivoted russia away from Agrichemical farming to non chemical Organisc farming when Chump slapped his sanctions on Russia.Making Russia independent of these giant chemical corporations who are extensions of the Petrochemicla industry.
Organic & Regenerative farming can actually out perform standardized Agrichemical farming which poisons the soil microbes, that unlock nutrients for crops.
Modern Agriculture has had one of the longest solar maximums since 1900 to 2010-11 this extended period of relatively stable weather and longer growing seasons was put down to the fertilizers, when it was the warm weather and longer growing seasons, we have been in a cooling, more unstable weather period the last 7 years with shortening growing seasons. and this may continue for up to 30 years, which may trigger a mini ice age in lower latitudes. Again organic regnerative farming practices may help with increased mulsh and or Ground crops to protect the main crops. Farmers are at the mercy of supply chains that have been decimated thoughout covid with many backpackers stopped from traveling and working on farms in orchards, The Russian/Ukraine conflict will be blamed for everything but the West as usual are the snakes in the grass.
“Reports were emerging a year ago of farmers in the US and UK being paid by their Governments to plough their crops into the soil and Not replant, effectively taking out two two seasons of food.”
Reminds me of the runup to Con-19: trial runs with other flu scares. And of the runup to Con-911: movies of planes flying into high rise buildings.
“Nothing in politics happens by accident; everything is planned” — FDR
Independent farmers paid to ‘retire’, so the farms can be taken over by corporate investment fronts. Same as what happened with nearly all of the independent food stores in the UK. Well, in fact it’s happening to all independent businesses.
Food apocalypse? Not in India; maybe elsewhere. The Climate apocalypse is also not happening, only the North of the north has some changed patterns.
Why assist the WEF’s apocalypses agenda BTW? Are we Malthusians too? Best we can do is expose manipulation cases.
You don’t think we should expose or discuss the clear evidence that a food crisis, or the appearance of one, is being deliberately created?
Why? How is that Malthusian, or “assisting the WEF’s agenda”?
Uptick to Serious Sophie for refuting the troll with a serious question.
(The answer to your question, from the days when I bothered to answer Antonym, is: Yes, Antonym does not want OffG to expose or discuss the clear evidence that a food crisis, or the appearance of one, is being deliberately created. Nor expose nor discuss anything else that might run contrary to The Narrative of the Cons).
People calling others “troll” are projecting themselves.
Did Off-Guardian ever enforce the Climate Change Apocalypse? Why start now with this food Apocalypse?
Do discuss the big difference: this one IS man made, by the NATO warmongers in Washington.
So, not China… ?
Nor, iron rice-bowls …
Russia is big
But The Netherlands is bigger…
There are also other lists easily found on the web that show, fi, that the UK also produces quite a lot of food.
So what’s is the fuss all about?
The real killer is the vaxx, but if one would read OffG (or some other media for that matter), one wouldn’t know. How come?
OffG isn’t denying that the vaccines are untested and appear to be dangerous. Anything but. Plenty of our pieces have dealt with this, if you cast your eye back through our history. As more studies come up we will share those revelations too. We are also guided by a desire not to fuel fear-based speculation, since fear has been the biggest killer throughout this whole ‘pandemic’ saga. As you become aware of new sources/pieces dealing with vaccine damage please email them to us and share them here. Thanks for your comment. A2
“So what’s is the fuss all about?”
The fuss in OffG is about all the fuss that’s being generated in the MSM.
Like all that fuss about Islamic Terrorism that prepared the sheeple mind for Con-911.
Like all that fuss about flu epidemics and Tamiflu vaxx that prepared the sheeple mind for Con-19.
Like all that fuss about deadly Russian poison Novijoke that prepared the sheeple mind for Con-Sanct.
“Nothing in politics happens by chance; everything is planned” — FD.Roosevelt.
What is the political plan behind the Food Fuss?
PS thanks for link to OurWorldinData, a handy source of facts to back up (or refute) an argument with.
The WEF proposes; the EU disposes:
Well silly me. I always thought that democracy meant some kind of input from the actual population. But hey – just look at that article!
“the demand for meat-based protein is set to double by 2050.”
What demand? I’m not demanding it. Are you?
“Worms are now firmly on the menu in Europe.”
Oh those feisty worms firmly plastering themselves to the menu!
“How soon will we be eating lab-grown meat?”
Oh tell us please! We just can’t wait!
“As well as being a nutritious food source, insects consume fewer resources than traditional livestock.”
They also don’t produce world threatening farts like those malevolent cows!
And now sing me that corporate green pep-talk!
“Ensuring access to … Sustainable Development Goal …From zero hunger to climate action … ending poverty … ensuring responsible use …”
Talk dirty to me!
“keeping up with the demand for animal-derived protein”
Again – who’s demanding this food without food?
“Livestock around the world is responsible for around 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions….”
Evil farting cows again!
And there’s “biodiversity loss” which we know all those corporate yes men are losing sleep over. “Oh the dung beetles! Won’t somebody think of the dung beetles?” they scream over and over whilst tossing and turning in their tear drenched nocturnal mattresses.
There is, of course, a good reason to encourage the uptake of insect based food, and that is because it is more readily produced in a non-pastural environment – an environment that is over the horizon, but visible to the far sighted. However, this foresight is too disturbing to reveal to the masses.
Hence, this transition will be encouraged by removing meat (blowing up meat processing plants, inventing diseases that oblige massive culling, etc.)
A Fahrenheit 451 type dystopia, that is forthcoming because it is necessary.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
First they came for the cows…
With no eggs to foment tribalism over which end to eat them, how long before we are back to a ‘modest proposal’?
Oops, I meant Soylent Green (not Fahrenheit 451).
How utilitarian. Out the window those pesky Christian concepts such as to help the weak and the needy. Enough of that we are all equal under the law as we were created equal in the image of God. Nah let’s go back to when only more powerful men decided who deserves to live or die according to those powerful men desires and needs; only this time we can make it all sound all so ‘scientific’ and polite.
Industrial cow farming is indeed very wrong and needs to stop immediately with large tracts of the pastures allowed to regenerate into forest. Most people do not need to eat meat more than twice a week, and especially beef, which goes a long way.
Personally, I think we should keep cows in the forest 🙂
Beef requires vast amounts of water. Cattle are fed corn instead of the grass their digestive systems are designed for. This makes them sick and they are fed vast amounts of antibiotics. Meat raises blood pressure and causes bowel cancer besides fattening the arse. Dairy is un natural. No adult mammal drinks milk. A majority of the world’s population is lactose intolerant.
A majority of the world is not vegetarian and meat has been consumed by our ancestors since pre-agricultural times, hasn’t it? Our digestive systems have evolved eating meat, as part of with a Palaeolithic, hunter-gatherer diet, rather than a modern cereal-based diet, high in industrially extracted vegetable oils.
I think it’s hard-to-impossible to argue against meat consumptive on biological grounds. Ethical grounds, sure.
I take the point that industrial animal farming lowers the quality of life of animals, and I think we should all be prepared to pay more for the meat we consume.
Hello Sam – Admin2: Good reply. Like cows, human digestive systems are not designed for seed-based diets. Adaptation to seed crops is possible, but reliance on any one nutrient is obviously detrimental to nearly any species.
Destruction of forest habitat for large scale cattle ranching has eliminated habitat which once provided for an enormous diversity of edible plants and animals. I’d rather consume pheasant, partridge, quail, wild turkey, and other forest dwelling life, than eat any of the “produce” poliferated by industrial farming…
Moden diets have pretty much destroyed frontal lobe functions… You are what you eat. Fruits and vegtables come to mind…
That depends entirely on where you are talking about. In higher latitudes cattle live outside and eat grass on hillsides unsuitable for arable. Actually sheep do even better on steep hills, but the guilty secret of the UK [ie why is lamb expensive?] is that we live export our sheep to the ME on horror ships to be savagely butchered, because they pay our farmers. There are also less sheep in the UK than expected because the farmers buy sheep when the subsidy man is visiting, and then sell them to other farmers. One of the reasons foot and mouth was a balls up in the UK is that the poor sheep travel around the UK, just to gravy train the system.
Try eat a vegan diet in a northern climate, totally unrealistic as it depends entirely on food imports from around the world. Moreover, there’s a reason why no society has ever been vegan at least not by choice; it’s deficient, that’s why vegans after a while need to comsume supplements like B12, colagen, etc. Many nutrients in plant form are not easily absorbed by our gut. Vegetables and fruits are great for hydration and detox however.
There’s a reason why the rulers now promote a vegan diet, or at least very ‘low in meat’. Also the ideas that red meat cause high blood pressure and colon cancer are propaganda, seeds, seed oils and high consumption of complex carbs and trans fats are contributing factors well above meats.
south india and buddhist regions of se asia have societies that have been vegan for a VERY long time.