Could entomophagy end U.S. and African protein shortages?

Would we even want it to do so? A modest proposal, inspired by Jonathon Swift.  Paul Driessen         Nearly two centuries ago, amid a fungal infestation that destroyed Irish potato crops and brought famine, starvation, death, and the emigration of countless men, women and children, Gulliver’s Travels author Dr. Jonathon Swift offered “A Modest Proposal…

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Farmers Fear the European Green Deal

This article from AGWEB blasts the European Commission and their European Green Deal. To put it bluntly: The European Commission has a plan to eliminate modern farming in Europe. The details emerged last month, as part of a “European Green Deal” announced late last year that calls for the continent to become “climate neutral” by…

Financiers of poverty, malnutrition and death – Part 1

Private ‘philanthropic’ foundations join government agencies in funding anti-technology NGOs Paul Driessen The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO (non-government organization) pressure groups and other eco-imperialists are properly condemned for using their money, power, and control over trade and lending to keep millions of African, Asian and…

Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has been produced in large quantities in the United States for fuel since 1978. That was the year the Congress passed the Energy Tax Act (Tyner…

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

Catastrophic shock to US agriculture would deplete reserves, including those of other countries Frontiers The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s – captured by the novels of John Steinbeck – was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl was an extreme event. But due to climate change, massive crop…

Keeping Africa on the brink of starvation

UN and EU government agencies – and tax-exempt NGOs – have brought a plague of locusts Paul Driessen Billions of desert locusts have descended again on East Africa. Crawling first, then sprouting wings and flying in hungry hordes [fixed~cr] of 40-150 million or more, they are devastating crops and threatening tens of millions of people…

Iowa Agriculture in consideration of climate change

By Kevin Kilty A recent article in Physics Today[1] presents use of regional climate modeling in forecasting how climate change might impact agriculture in the U.S. Midwest. This guest blog offers a summary of this effort, and makes additional observations. Introduction The introduction makes a case that Iowa is a proxy for the Midwest itself,…

Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa

From The GWPF Date: 19/02/20 European Scientist European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. Map: FOA The fast-breeding desert locust has invaded Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, creating a state of emergency. The pests recently landed in Djibouti, Eritrea, Oman and…