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Hungry Games

Say there! Did ya catch that crazy article by Birsin Filip out of the Mises Institute: “Multinational Agrichemical Corporations and the Great Food Transformation”?  No? Too bad! It’s a real knee-slapper! Personally, I would have titled it “Hungry Games” – a little play on words that might attract readers with something sounding less interesting than my college thesis: “The Sex Life of the Canadian Hockey Puck”. At least I got points for humor while not enough to rise above C level.

It’s a safe bet – assuming the current public school ‘reading for comprehension’ rate – you’re not going to invest 15 minutes of your life to read something as apparently boring as this. Who could blame you when the college football season isn’t over yet? Isn’t “Wheel of Fortune” on tonight? And what about the PA vote count? So there you have it.

But…

What if I told you Birsin’s piece will scare the living crap out of you – as well it should? What if “The Hunger Games” wasn’t all just books and movies, but more accurate than the last weather forecast? 

As a Public Service – and because I won’t live long enough to actually witness this – here are a few choice samples that might impress, indeed motivate you in the necessary direction of awareness, self-defense and survival…

  • UN Agenda 2030 is also supported by a number of other international organizations and institutions, including the European Union, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Bretton Woods Institutions, which consist of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is also endorsed by some of the most powerful agrichemical multinational corporations in the world, such as BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and Syngenta, which, together, control more than 75 percent of the global market for farm inputs.

Getting the drift?

  • …all of these corporations have issued statements suggesting that the agriculture sector will undergo major changes over the upcoming three decades, and that they are committed to doing their parts to accelerate the transition to so called green policies. Accordingly, they advocate for governments to redirect public finance away from conventional farming and toward regenerative agriculture and alternative protein sources, including insect farming and lab-grown meats.

That’s the sound of Fried Crickets.

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Getting hungry?

(pssst – think you’ll be getting a chunk that $4.5T)

Wait! “…replace…”!?

  • Some of the world’s most powerful multinational agrichemical corporations have benefitted immensely from international trade agreements that put their interests ahead of those of small- and medium-size farms, as well as the masses, when it comes to transforming the food and agriculture sectors. In particular, the World Trade Organization’s agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS), which was adopted in 1994, played a major role in destroying the livelihoods of many farmers, while proving lucrative to agrichemical giants like BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and Syngenta. This is mainly because TRIPS has allowed for the patenting of seeds and plants.

Well…it goes on a bit more but I don’t want to spoil all the fun. Certainly the very real aspect of dining on Sautéed Crickets with a side of Brussel’s sprout roots and a glass of re-cycled water by 2030 (approximate 7 more years for the mathematically challenged) should be sufficient to interest the most intractable of readers. 

While not the final thrilling paragraph, I’ll conclude my modest motivational effort with one of the last paragraphs

  • The intense and coordinated international effort to facilitate an artificially designed transformation of the global food industry, based on Agenda 2030, is a testimony to the fact that we are witnessing the pendulum of civilization swinging back in many advanced societies, where striving to achieve a comfortable life could rapidly be replaced by a struggle for bare necessities in a lower level of existence, which is not supposed to occur in advanced societies.

Bone Appetite!