Caroline Lucas MEP calls for end to â€˜great food swapâ€™ and urges food sovereignty at London conference.
In a talk entitled Safety and Food Miles, the Green campaigner and Euro-MP called for an end to the inefficient, oil-dependent system of intensive global food production which stifles local economies, threatens human and animal health, and harms the environment.
I don’t know if this Greenie moron is just plain ignorant, or whether she sincerely wants to reintroduce food insecurity to the Europe. Suffice it to say, the ability to trade for food eliminates mass hunger wherever it is tried.
She concluded: â€œA re-localisation of our food systems would allow us take back control of our food from industrialists and financiers, and to feed a growing population in a way that is equitable and sustainable, while safeguarding human health, as well as the welfare of animals and the environment.
Allow ‘us’ to take back control? What does she mean by us? If she thinks I am going to do more than grow an occasional tomato or carrot as a background hobby she is out of her green and tiny brain. Outside that, why should I care if it is supplied by industrialists, financiers or Afghan camel drivers, so long as it is cheap, plentiful and nutritious.
Eliminating the benefits of economies of scale will result in mass starvation, and the biggest threat to human and animal health would be a return to the three field production system which clearly has her fantasising in the depths of the night. This woman wants to increase cost, while reducing quantity, quality and choice.
The pejorative use of the bogeyman word ‘oil’ makes her motivations clear. I can see her making the sign to ward off the evil eye every time she passes a service station.
Many countries are vulnerable to food shortages because of a dependence on imports. The UK, for example, currently relies on imports to provide almost one third of food consumed, giving us one of the lowest self-sufficiency rates in the EU.
So? Just what is the UK self sufficient in? Do we care, as long as there is someone willing to sell it to us? In return for what we sell them of course.
This woman has no knowledge of economics, agriculture, distribution or history, but seriously believes her opinion is more than worthless.
Another example of the extraordinary arrogance of the invincibly ignorant.