There is a global shortage of food at the moment and it is getting far worse.
By 2030 we will need 66% more food, and we haven’t enough at the moment.
There are two main reasons for the shortage. One reason is a series of bad harvests due to bad weather, and the other is that vast tracts of arable land are being turned over to the growing of bio-fuel.
Of course everyone is going to blame Global Warming for this. Global Warming caused the bad harvests, and we need bio-fuels to combat Global Warming.
This is a load of crap.
We have been having periodical bad harvests for as long as I remember. Floods one year – a drought the next. Shit happens.
The using of land for the growth of bio-fuels is another matter. Here we have huge land masses turned over to providing fuel for cars, based on a half baked unproven theory.
When it comes down to a choice between feeding a family in Africa or being able to drive little Samantha down to nursery school in the SUV, we all know what our priorities are. Little Samantha comes first and the family in Africa can starve.
Apparently the maize needed for one fill of an SUV could feed a family of four for a month. But the SUV comes first and the family of four can go fuck themselves.
It isn’t Global Warming that is causing this starvation. It’s you Eco Terrorists. You and your carbon footprints. You and your ‘eco-friendly’ fuels. You and your ‘save the planet’.
So the next time you waffle on about carbon footprints and feel all smug and self satisfied that you are saving mankind, and the next time you climb into your ego boosting SUV, just think of that family of four in Africa.
And the hundreds of thousands of families like them.