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Watch: Morano on Fox & Friends on lab-grown ‘meat’ & insect eating: ‘They’re creating intentional food shortages. So a desperate public is going to be more open to eating anything’

    Rough Transcript: Will Cain: Marc, I’m gonna ask you this when it comes to both bugs and lab-grown meat. Do you think there is a point? It’s obviously being shoved at the consumer. Is there a point where the consumer says, ‘okay, I’ll take it’? Marc Morano: Well, great question. And here’s how they plan to make us eat lab-grown meat and bugs. They are trying to make meat a rare and expensive treat. And this has been the stated goal of United Nations reports. This is even the stated goal of people like Al Gore who’s pushing for all sorts of EPA regulations on animal agriculture. But more importantly, it’s a plan of Bill Gates, who literally is now America’s single largest farmland owner, according to NBC News, and his goal is to get us to eat synthetic lab-grown beef. He wants us to get off all animal agriculture to save the climate. And what they’re also doing under these Net Zero climate goals in places like the Netherlands, we saw it in Sri Lanka, it’s now moving to Canada and Australia — they’re cutting down high-yield agriculture. So they’re creating intentional food shortages. So a desperate, chaotic public is going to be more open to eating anything that’s either cheaper or more readily available. And hey, they are promoting insects as a great alternative protein to meat. Will Cain: (Pete Hegseth and Cain eat meat on TV) … I’m curious at some point, does lab-grown meat becomes a convenience for the consumer? Marc Morano:  Yes, that actually might be because they’re what they’re going to do again, lab grown meat is not you’re (vegetable oil-based) Impossible Burger. These are ‘meats’ that are made, and they’re going to be mass printed, certain kilograms per minute. So people are going be able to print them on a 3d printer. So yes, they’ll probably be very convenient. Will Cain: (eating a burger on TV): Let’s stick with burgers for now. Marc, thank you so much. Could lab-grown meat become more convenient for consumers? One expert says yes – publisher Marc Morano warns of intentional food shortages creating a ‘desperate, chaotic public’ that’s more open to what’s cheaper and readily available. Also video at Yahoo News here & Rumble here. Lab Grown Meat Gets Closer to Fed Approval .@ClimateDepot: "They are trying to make meat a rare and expensive treat" — Mr Producer (@RichSementa) January 29, 2023 .@ClimateDepot Reveals The Left's Plan To Make Us Eat Lab Grown Meat — Mr Producer (@RichSementa) January 28, 2023 # The Great Food Reset: ‘Lab-grown meat’ harvested in ‘massive steel vats’ edges closer to fed approval & U.S. dinner plates – As EU approves human consumption of worms & crickets 3D Printed Steak: The unveiling of lab-grown beef chunks – Video of 3D printed meat here.

Watch: Morano on Newsmax TV on California car ban: ‘This is the planned rationing of vehicles’ – ‘They have energy shortages, food shortages, now they want vehicle shortages’ – Calif. borrows Cuban & East German policies

Newsmax TV – Broadcast August 28, 2022 Marc Morano, author and former member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, reacts to the California clear air regulators vote to ban the sales of all new gas cars by 2035. Watch Newsmax on Directv 349, Xfinity 1115, Dish 216, Spectrum (see channels), Cox, Optimum, U-Verse 1120, FiOS 615, Suddenlink, CenturyLink 1209, Mediacom 277, Fubo, Sling, WOW!, Armstrong, or the Newsmax App. Rough Transcript:  Newsmax TV host Carl Higbie: The California clean air regulators vote to ban the sales of all new gas cars by 2035. this is going to make the largest market of auto buyers in the country unavailable to manufacturers California buys and consumes over 10 percent of America’s cars insane joining us now former senior senate environmental and public works committee founder of and author of the Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change and Green Fraud, Mark Morano. Sir appreciate you being here today. This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. Does it make any modicum of sense any lens you look at it through?  Marc Morano: Well it does for one thing, this is the planned rationing of vehicles. The planned rationing of American cars. That’s the only way this plan makes sense because Gov. Gavin Newson himself knows this is not a realistic expectation to ban the sale of gas-powered and diesel cars. It’s not going to happen, it it can’t happen and if it does happen the only the result is going to be shortages of cars, a completely altered used car market — where everyone’s scrambling for gas-powered used cars. We’re going to find a situation what Gavin Newsom’s doing this is be this is not by democracy in California this is by executive order and then an unelected the bureaucratic board called the (California Air Resources Board) CARB board in California has issued these edicts from high from the morass of the bureaucracy. So if you’re looking at this you can look to Cuba to find out what it’s like to have a raging used car market because that’s what we’re looking at here.   And you can look to East Germany. East Germany had their famed Trabant car, where people would get on waiting lists for years to get it and that’s what we’re faced with here when the government is going to mandate you can only buy a new electric cars. This makes no sense. The amount of mining necessary and the ramping up EV sales —  even in California it’s less than 15% of cars sold currently are electric car sales.  They have energy shortages food shortages, now they want vehicle shortages Morano: “Here’s the thing, we can say ‘Oh these are a bunch of nuts in California, they deserve it. Let it happen.’ But as you mentioned at the opening ten percent of all cars are bought in California and 12 other states are set to follow on this regulation. As California goes so go as a nation.  But it’s not just a California issue. An Australian bank is announcing it’s not going to give financing for loans for anyone buying a gas-powered car. The World Bank has now announced it wants to set a timetable to stop the funding for — even at automaker level for gas-powered cars. The powers that be, the corporate world, the bankers, the governments, academia — they’ve decided that gas-powered cars are over and they’re putting all the forces into play to end it without our say in it, … The real problem here is they’re not giving people a choice. They’re telling you that you must buy this and we’re killing the gas-powered cars regulatorily without a vote, without democracy. My new book, The Great Reset details how this is coming from the World Economic Forum, from the EU, from the international banking industry, from corporate America — they’re making decisions and they’re imposing it upon us. # Who could have seen that one coming…? Oh, right. Anyone with basic knowledge of #electricity, and economics. #Energy reality doesn't care about your virtue signaling, Germany. — Mark Mathis (@TheMarkMathis) August 29, 2022 It now costs more to charge an EV than driving a petro car in Germany. — Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) August 29, 2022 It is now 800 euro per megawatt — Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) August 29, 2022 # Biden Admin Handed California The Power To Mandate EVs Nationwide – President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored California’s Clean Air Act waiver in March, which gave the state legal authority to set its strict vehicle emissions standards, according to a press release. The Trump administration formally revoked the waiver in September 2019, stating that California did not need specific emissions standards as the environmental problems caused by emissions were not unique to the state. “During the Trump administration, we tried to codify and articulate that California did not have the authority to set greenhouse gas standards,” former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I don’t think Congress gave that authority to California, specifically to set their own standards for greenhouse gases.” Furthermore, 17 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit in May against the EPA after it reinstated California’s waiver, according to legal filings. “This leaves California with a slice of its sovereign authority that Congress withdraws from every other state,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told the DCNF about the EPA’s ruling. “The EPA cannot selectively waive the Act’s preemption for California alone because that favoritism violates the states’ equal sovereignty.”

USAID official declares fertilizer shortages should be used to hasten environmental transitions – As food shortages play into hands of Davos agenda By Nathan Worcester “Fertilizer shortages are real now.” Uttered by USAID’s Samantha Power in a May 1 ABC interview with former Democratic advisor George Stephanopoulos, the words briefly drowned out the din of the news cycle. They were not unexpected to some. Power, who served as U.N. ambassador under Obama, mentioned fertilizer shortages after weeks of hints from the Biden administration. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly alluded to challenges obtaining fertilizer in recent press briefings. So did President Joe Biden himself in a joint statement with EU President Ursula von der Leyen. “We are deeply concerned by how Putin’s war in Ukraine has caused major disruptions to international food and agriculture supply chains, and the threat it poses to global food security. We recognize that many countries around the world have relied on imported food staples and fertilizer inputs from Ukraine and Russia, with Putin’s aggression disrupting that trade,” the leaders stated. In an April report titled, “The Ukraine Conflict and Other Factors Contributing to High Commodity Prices and Food Insecurity,” the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service acknowledged that “for agricultural producers around the world, high fertilizer and fuel prices are a major concern.” While political rhetoric has often focused on Russia, the rise in fertilizer prices did not begin with its invasion of Ukraine. An analysis from the Peterson Institute of International Economics shows that fertilizer prices have rapidly climbed since mid-2021, spiking first in late 2021 and again around the time of the invasion. Industry observers have pointed out that commodity prices are not solely affected by Vladimir Putin. Max Gagliardi, an Oklahoma City oil and gas industry commentator who cofounded the energy marketing firm Ancova Energy, told The Epoch Times that the war and sanctions have helped drive the upward climb of natural gas prices in Europe. Natural gas is used in the Haber-Bosch process, which generates the ammonia in nitrogen fertilizers. Those fertilizers feed half the planet. Gagliardi thinks the picture is more complicated at home, where environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) has become a controversial tool of stakeholder capitalism, often used to force divestment from fossil fuels or other industries disfavored by the left. “It’s a combination of record demand domestically and from LNG [liquid natural gas] exports combined with less than expected supply, in part due to the starving of capital for the O&G industry due to the ESG/green movement pressures on capital providers, plus pressure from Wall Street to spend less capital and return value to shareholders,” he said. Language from Power Echoes Green Activists, EU, WEF In the case of increasing costs for oil, natural gas, and coal, some politicians and green activists have argued that those fast-rising prices mark an opportunity to accelerate a move from hydrocarbons to wind, solar, and electrification. “Big Oil is price gouging American drivers. These liars do nothing to make the United States energy independent or stabilize gas prices. It’s time we break up with Big Oil and ignite a clean energy revolution,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said on Twitter in March. “I say we take this opportunity to double down on our renewable energy investments and wean ourselves off of planet-destroying fossil fuels[.] Never let a crisis go to waste,” said former Joe Biden delegate and political commentator Lindy Li in a Twitter post about ExxonMobil’s exit from Russia’s Far East. Meanwhile, Mandy Gunasekara, an environmental lawyer who served as the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief of staff under President Trump, said in an interview with The Epoch Times, “It’s always been part of their plan to make the price of traditional energy sources go up, so then wind and solar could actually compete with them.” Describing how fertilizer shortages could actually help advance a particular agenda, Power sounded much like Li. She even used an identical phrase: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Intentionally or not, this echoed a line from another high-profile Obama alum, Rahm Emanuel: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Emanuel was talking about the 2008-2009 financial meltdown. “Less fertilizer is coming out of Russia. As a result, we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions, like manure and compost. And this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make anyway. So, never let a crisis go to waste,” Power told Stephanopoulos. Power’s language of setting crisis as opportunity parallels similar statements from environmental groups. Writing to EU President von der Leyen and other EU bureaucrats, a group of European and international environmental organizations urged the union to stay the course on environmental policy. “The crisis in Ukraine is yet another reminder of how essential it is to implement the Green Deal and its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies,” the letter states. The Farm to Fork Strategy confidently asserts that its actions to curb the overuse of chemical fertilizers “will reduce the use of [fertilizers] by at least 20 percent by 2030.” “Ploughing more farmland, as is currently being put forward, to grow crops for biofuels and intensive animal farming by using even more synthetic pesticides and [fertilizers] would be absurd and dangerously increase ecosystem collapses, the most severe threat to social-ecological stability and food security,” the activists’ letter argues. “The European Union must tackle the current challenges by accelerating the implementation of its strategies to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides and [fertilizers], to preserve its natural environment and the health of its citizens.” Numerous publications from the World Economic Forum (WEF), known for its role in orchestrating the global response to COVID-19, have made similar arguments. A 2020 white paper from WEF and the consulting firm McKinsey and Company warns of greenhouse gas emissions and potential runoff from fertilizers, advocating for an end to fertilizer subsidies in developing countries and praising China for its efforts to reduce fertilizer use. A 2018 WEF white paper, co-authored with the consulting firm Accenture, claims that “a 21st century approach to organic farming” should strive to close the gap in yields between organic and conventional farming. WEF’s vision of 21st century agriculture comes into greater focus in another 2018 report titled, “Bio-Innovation in the Food System.” It advocates for the bioengineering of new microbes to fix nitrogen more efficiently in plants. “This offers the prospect of lowering and more optimally applying nitrogen fertilizer,” WEF’s report states. WEF has also pushed the use of “biosolids”—in other words sewage sludge—as fertilizer. Urine, it notes, “makes an excellent agricultural fertilizer.” … The UK Absolute Zero report, produced by academics at top British universities, goes even further than some other reports in its opposition to nitrogen-based fertilizers and conventional agriculture more generally. It anticipates a phaseout of beef and lamb production, with “fertilizer use greatly reduced,” in order to meet net-zero emissions targets by 2050. “There are substantial opportunities to reduce energy use by reducing demand for [fertilizers],” the report states. It also envisions cuts to energy in the food sector of 60 percent before 2050. That imagined energy austerity, with its many unforeseeable consequences for human life, apparently will not last forever. The report claims that after 2050, energy for fertilizer and other aspects of food production will “[increase] with zero-emissions electricity.” “A food crisis/famine advances the long-term goal of more centralized control of energy, food, transportation, etc., as advanced by the Davos crowd of the WEF. Governments must expand their powers to ‘handle’ crises, and that is what progressives love more than anything,” Marc Morano, proprietor of the website Climate Depot, told The Epoch Times. Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment a Stark Warning Though Power’s remarks were consistent with talking points from Democrats, WEF, the EU, and similar factions, they came at a particularly inconvenient moment for advocates of organic fertilizer—Sri Lanka’s recent experiment with abandoning chemical fertilizer has plunged the island nation into chaos that shows no signs of letting up. According to a 2021 report from the USDA Foreign Agriculture service,  Sri Lankan agricultural economists warned that a rapid shift from chemical to organic fertilizers “will result in significant drops in crop yields.” The country has since had to compensate one million of its farmers to the tune of $200 million, as reported by Al Jazeera. With food shortages now a reality, anti-government protests prompted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to declare a state of emergency on May 6—the second in two months. “[Sri Lanka is] now literally on the verge of famine, because they’ve had massive crop failures,” Gunasekara said. “This administration wants to use this as an opportunity to push their Green New Deal-style farming tactics, which we’ve seen implemented elsewhere, that cause significant problems beyond what we’re currently facing from our farmers’ perspective and what consumers are going to be facing,” she added. “Manure cannot compete with modern chemical agriculture for high yield farming that the world depends on,” Morano of Climate Depot said. Rufus Chaney, a retired USDA scientist known for his research on sewage sludge-based fertilizers, echoed Morano’s skepticism about making up for missing chemical fertilizers with organic alternatives. “There are not enough useful (and not already being used) organic fertilizers to change the balance of any chemical fertilizer shortages,” Rufus told The Epoch Times via email. There are not enough useful organic fertilizers to change the balance of any chemical fertilizer shortages. — Rufus Chaney, retired USDA expert on sewage sludge-based fertilizers “Nearly all organic fertilizers are built on livestock manure and can only be shipped short distances before it becomes cost-prohibitive,” he added. These realities underscore another apparent contradiction in green policy—even as climate activists push for cuts to chemical fertilizer use and greater reliance on organic alternatives, they are working assiduously to cull the livestock populations that provide manure for those fertilizers. In Northern Ireland, for example, a newly passed climate Act will require the region to lose a million sheep and cattle. The EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy even states that work on fertilizers will be focused “in hotspot areas of intensive livestock farming and of recycling of organic waste into renewable fertilizers.” “For years we were warned that ‘climate change’ would cause food shortages, but now it appears that climate policy will be one of the biggest factors in causing food shortages,” Morano told The Epoch Times. He cited research suggesting that a move to organic farming in the United Kingdom could actually raise carbon dioxide emissions, as the decrease in domestic yields can be expected to boost carbon-intensive imports. “What the Biden admin is doing is seizing on ‘crises’ to advance their agenda. Greta [Thunberg] famously said, ‘I want you to panic.’ Because when you panic, you don’t think rationally and calmly, and you make poor choices. The only way they can sell these climate-inspired utopian energy and food production fantasies is during times of COVID crisis or wartime crisis,” he added. … China has also been buying up American farmland as well as ports around the world, including ports in the now-food insecure Sri Lanka. Physicist Michael Sekora, a former project director in the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), told The Epoch Times that worldwide fertilizer shortages could reflect China’s long-range technology strategy. A key element of that strategy, he argued, is undercutting the United States whenever and wherever possible. “Our ability to produce food is very much under attack right now. Some people say, ‘Oh, it’s just a coincidence.’ It’s China,” Sekora said. “China has been very strategic in making sure they shore up what they have and restricting access throughout the rest of the world,” Gunasekara said. “When you have people come in that are very anti-development and anti-growth, China can put its finger on the global market, making it that much harder, and then try to use that as an example to exert more authority and have access to greater power.” Pain Felt Around the World “It’s been hectic,” said South African tobacco farmer Herman J. Roos. Roos told The Epoch Times that fertilizer prices near him have jumped since the invasion of Ukraine, on the heels of steep increases over the previous year. He was able to buy all the fertilizer he needs for this year before the latest price shock. Yet, he expects shortages of urea, monoammonium phosphate (MAP), and other fertilizers to strain a population of farmers already under significant stress. Copper theft, lack of government support, and the ever-present threat of physical violence are all pushing Roos and producers like him to the brink. Yet, for all the challenges in South Africa, Roos anticipates the fallout will be worse elsewhere in the continent. “The economy will be hit harder in countries like Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—countries where your agricultural system is more focused on subsistence farming,” Roos added. They and other sub-Saharan African countries are heavily dependent on South Africa for their food supply. … He estimates that fertilizer prices near him have increased 200 or even 300 percent, “dependent on what program you are running.” The rise in diesel prices has hurt him the most. “Farm equipment runs on diesel,” he pointed out. According to AAA’s gas price website, diesel in Texas is running at an average of $5.231, up from $2.820 a year ago. “I can’t imagine how anyone would profit or sustain raising crops or cattle with all these price increases that effect your overhead,” Josh said, saying he has heard about other ranchers and farmers culling their herds to avoid losses. “Food shortages are a great way to collapse the current system and install a Great Reset,” Morano, of Climate Depot, told The Epoch Times. Nathan Worcester Follow Nathan Worcester is an environmental reporter at The Epoch Times. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow Nathan on Twitter @nnworcester

The Great Food Reset has arrived: Expect ‘real’ food shortages, Biden declares – Meanwhile, Bill Gates & China buy up U.S. farmland

Biden Says to Expect ‘Real’ Food Shortages Due to Ukraine War (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden said that the world will experience food shortages as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and production increases were a subject of discussions at a Group of Seven meeting on Thursday. “It’s going to be real,” Biden said at a news conference in Brussels. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.” Russia-Ukraine war worsens fertilizer supply issues, potential widespread famine on the horizon, experts say: Excerpt: “High gas prices are in turn raising the price of fertilizer, which is crucial for the nutrients in crops that billions of people need to live. … But problems were brewing even before Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, with fertilizer prices surging to historic highs because of higher input costs and supply chain issues…”All three source materials that go into fertilizer (phosphate, nitrogen, potash) are subject to abject shortage. And even if the war were to stop tomorrow, it’s already too late. It’s too late for the planting season for the Northern Hemisphere this year.” World Economic Forum’s SCHWAB SAYS “WE DO KNOW THE GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, FOOD SYSTEMS & SUPPLY CHAINS WILL BE DEEPLY,,,, # More Shellenberger here.  NBC News: Bill Gates ‘the nation’s largest farmland owner’ “Farmers turned into renters” as Bill Gates becomes the “nation’s largest farmland owner” by using “shell companies…a web of at least 22 limited liability shell companies.” Climate Depot: Could Gates have an agenda? NBC News: “Gates was also an early investor in fake-meat companies aiming to combat the environmental harms of raising livestock by creating more convincing, plant-based alternatives.” Climate Depot: What is Gates going to do with all that farmland? Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef – Gates: “I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef.” via. MIT Technology Review But Bill Gates sneaks hamburgers from McDonald’s!? Via Jazz Shaw at Hot Air: According to a managing director for the Gates Foundation in an article published just last November, “If you get the lunchtime slot with Bill, you’re eating burgers. Someone will always be sent to get bags of McDonald’s.” He went on to say that he didn’t think Melinda let him eat burgers at home when they were still together. There are a few McDonald serving plant-based burgers, but not all of them by any means. And if that’s what the runner was being sent out to pick up, you’d think they would mention that detail, right? And why would Melinda object if he was getting plant-based burgers? Sorry to say, but I think I smell a rat. Bill Gates brags: ‘I drank water made from human feces’ Bill Gates brags: ‘I drank water made from human feces’ – Watch Morano on Ezra Levant’s TV show: ‘You’ll own nothing. & You’ll be happy. Eat poop burgers & drink poop water’ – Great Diet Reset Politico: China is buying up American farms – China is “snapping up farmland and purchasing major agribusinesses, like pork processing giant Smithfield Foods.” Politico: “By the start of 2020, Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion, including land used for farming, ranching and forestry, according to the Agriculture Department.” … “The current trend in the U.S. is leading us toward the creation of a Chinese-owned agricultural land monopoly,” Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) warned during a recent House Appropriations hearing. # Great Food Reset: Fmr. UN climate chief Figueres urges ‘Changing what we eat is a radical act that will make us & nature healthier & happier’ – COVID ‘has taught us that rapid change is possible’ – Fmr. UN Climate Chief CHRISTIANA FIGUERES: “Changing what we put on our plates has become an urgent priority” … “The pandemic has taught us that rapid change is possible. Now, we must bring the same urgency (and even more follow-through) to fixing our relationship with food and how we produce it.” Reset your diet! World Economic Forum touts eating bugs to save the planet! ‘Good grub: why we might be eating insects soon’ World Economic Forum: “The market research company predicts the global market for edible insects could grow to $1.18 billion by 2023. That’s almost triple its current level.” … “Per kilo of live weight, bugs emit less harmful gas than more mainstream farm animals. A cow, for example, produces 2.8 kg of greenhouse gas per kilo of live body weight. Insects, on the other hand, produce just 2 grams.” … “From the farmer’s point of view, raising insects is going to be radically different from raising sheep, pigs, or cattle. No more coping with mud, muck and filth. An end to shifting heavy sacks of feed. And forget about having to go outdoors in all weather to manhandle livestock.” … “It may not be too long before we can all buy a bag of edible insects at our local grocery store.” # The Great Diet Reset: World Economic Forum promotes fake meat from a printer in video – ‘Machines can currently print up to 6kg of meat an hour’ World Economic Forum Encourages Drinking ‘Reclaimed’ Sewage & Eating Weeds – ‘Weeds can be nutritious & tasty’ Tweet thread: here & here. 2020: ‘Britain no longer needs farmers’ — time to nationalise the land? Flashback: ‘Food Police’ – Watch: Morano on UN Meat report: UN seeks ‘massive expansion of the UN’s regulatory power…lifestyle controls’

IPCC chief Pachauri claims CO2 will cause rise in poverty and food shortages

IPCC chief Pachauri claims CO2 will cause rise in poverty and food shortages IPCC chief Pachauri claims CO2 will cause rise in poverty and food shortages — Tom Nelson (@tan123) January 5, 2015

The Global ‘Green Energy’ Push Is Causing Fertilizer Shortages & Threatening the Human Food Supply By Natalie Winters The push for “green” energy alternatives is causing a shortage of sulfuric acid, a resource critical for the production of food and lithium-ion batteries, according to a new report from the University College London. The paper, published in Geographical Journal, explains how over 80 percent of the global sulfur supply currently comes from the desulfurisation of fossil fuels. Pushes for decarbonization, however, which seek to ban the use of fossil fuels, will create a “shortfall” in the annual supply of sulfuric acid between 100 and 320 million tonnes by 2040, researchers estimate. This dramatic decrease would occur, however, amidst a rising demand for sulfuric acid, which could reach up to 400 million tons by 2040. “With increased farming and the world moving away from fossil fuels, geographers estimate global demand for sulfuric acid will rise to 246 to 400 million tons by 2040. However, depending on how quickly decarbonization happens, there may only be 100 to 320 million tons available for use,” explains the paper. Shortages of sulfuric acid would have far-reaching ramifications, as it is an essential resource for producing phosphorus fertilizers that help maintain the global food supply. “Additionally, phosphorus fertilizers are used for extracting rare metals, such as cobalt and nickel. Those metals are used in lithium-ion batteries that power up numerous electronic devices from cell phones to laptops,” explains the paper. “Our concern is that the dwindling supply could lead to a transition period when green tech outbids the fertilizer industry for the limited more expensive sulfur supply, creating an issue with food production,” adds Simon Day, a researcher at the University College London’s Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction and study coauthor. In the study, researchers project three different sulfuric acid demand scenarios occurring from 2021 to 2040. Using data from historic and forecast demand with an annual growth rate ranging from 1.8 percent to 2.4 percent, researchers constructed the graph below, demonstrating how demand for the resource is consistently above the available supply of sulfuric acid. The findings come amidst concern over groups like the World Economic Forum (WEF) attempting to exploit issues like COVID-19 and climate change to advance their own social and political agenda. Their allies, such as Bill Gates, have also purchased massive amounts of farmland in the U.S. amidst ongoing food shortages. * Note to readers: Please click the share buttons above or below. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. Natalie Winters is the Lead Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and co-host of The National Pulse podcast.

USAID chief Samantha Power declares ‘catastrophic’ food & fertilizer shortages are opportunity to ‘hasten transitions’ – ‘Never let a crisis go to waste’ Samantha Power says ‘catastrophic’ food shortages are an opportunity to implement left-wing policies By CARLOS GARCIA A Biden administration member said that “catastrophic” food and fertilizer shortages caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are a great opportunity to implement left-wing policies. Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, made the comments during an interview with “This Week” on Sunday. “We’re seeing global food shortages all around the world,” said anchor George Stephanopoulos, “as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, what more can be done to address those shortages?” “Thank you for posing that question, it is just another catastrophic effect of Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, I mean as if the harms in Ukraine weren’t enough, you have countries like in subsaharan Africa and the Middle East who get maybe eighty, ninety percent of their wheat or their grain, overall, from Russia and Ukraine, and you see massive spikes in food prices,” said Power. “Food prices, right now George, globally are up 34% from where they were a year ago, aided substantially, again, by this invasion,” she added. Power said they were working to increase food production from farmers, but also wanted to use the opportunity to make farmers choose green energy alternatives to fertilizer. “Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia is a big exporter of fertilizer. And even though fertilizer is not sanctioned, less fertilizer is coming out of Russia. As a result, we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost. And this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway,” Power continued. “So never let a crisis go to waste,” she concluded. She went on to defend the Biden administration against criticism that its policies led to high food prices. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is in its tenth week, with some estimates claiming civilian casualties as high as 2,685, and the U.S. State Dept. estimating that more than 10,000 Russian soldiers have perished in the brutal war.   Biden administration official is celebrating fertilizer shortages. This is inviting famine, in a world that already is facing stresses due to war, and supply chain issues. @GasPriceWizard @FriendsOScience @lamphieryeg @WBrettWilson @ClimateDepot @mikeslastword @HorribleHorrie2 — William S. Frank 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺 (@FrankWi74044551) May 5, 2022

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