The green agenda demands that farming be targeted because farming produces methane which supposedly harms the environment.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been leading the push to replace a major portion of the beef and dairy cattle, as well as pork and chicken stocks, thinking populations will rely for protein with insects.
Billionaire elites have invested in massive insect factories where crickets and other bugs are being processed as additives to be inserted into the food supply, often without clear labels that will inform people of exactly what they are eating.
The New American on September 12, 2022, in an article written by senior editor, William F Jasper, Biden’s War on Farmers, Vol. 38, Number 17, indicates how “environmental concerns are being used by the Biden administration as pretexts to impose regulations that will devastate American’s family farms and abundant food supplies.
Very telling was the following statement in Jasper’s article:
“The Biden/WEF climate obsession is taking aim not only at the usual GHG target, CO2 — which is the “gas of life,” an essential plant food, not a pollutant — but also at methane and nitrogen oxide. Yes, the WEF “experts” are obsessed with supposed planetary dangers posed by the methane burps and flatulence of beef and dairy cattle.”
What about Europe?
As Duggan Flanakin wrote in his June 7, 2023 article, The European War On Food Ignores Water Pollution: “The battle is on in Europe for the future of farming – and in a world dominated by urban politics, farmers and other rural residents whose livelihoods for centuries have been intertwined with those of farmers are viewed as just “not with it.” After all, urbanites today eat heavily processed foods and are being introduced to such delicacies as artificial meat and crickets.”
Irish government’s culling of cattle
To combat climate change, the Irish government on June 7, 2023 announced that it will cull 200,000 cows over the next three years at a cost of €600 million, part of a broader initiative to reduce agricultural emissions by 25% by 2030.
According to Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “38% of the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2021 came from the agriculture sector, mostly from nitrous oxide from the use of nitrogen fertilizer and manure management and methane in livestock.”
It is a given, however, that such a high number of cattle culled will impose a great threat to Ireland’s farming sector. For as the articles states: “With around 90% of the produce being exported, cattle and dairy make up about two-thirds of the agricultural output of the nation.”
Recent U.S. summit to crack down on farming
At a three-day summit “Agriculture Innovation Mission” (AIM) for Climate in Washington D.C., the Biden’s administration signed a global agreement with 12 other nations to crack down on farming to “save the planet” from “climate change crisis.
Biden’s “climate czar” John Kerry represented America in the pledge.
The agreement, led by the USA, “is a commitment to place farmers under new restrictions to reduce emissions of methane gas as emitted from cows. The agreement was signed by the following 13 major global cattle and food-producing nations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Panama, Peru, Spain, USA, Uruguay, as well as the United Nations, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Inter-American.”
Kerry, told the audience that “we can’t get to net zero, we won’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution.”
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invests in masks for livestock
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on 3/20/2033 awarded a $4.8 million grant to ZELP, which claims its artificial intelligence mask technology for livestock will reduce methane emissions and curb climate change.
ZELP, which stands for Zero Emissions Livestock Project, claims its artificial intelligence (AI) mask technology for livestock will reduce methane emissions — considered to be a main greenhouse gas — and curb climate change.
According to ZELP, The mask goes around the cow’s head and captures the methane gas exhaled by the animal, oxidizing it and then releasing it into the air as carbon dioxide and water vapor, according to ZELP.
Cow farts and global warming
Although the article is three years old and was published by the Iowa Farm Bureau, it still has merit, “Do ‘cow farts’ cause global warming?”
As the article notes:
“Research shows that removing all livestock and poultry from the U.S. alone would only reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 0.36 percent.
Specifically, cattle farming in the United States is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable in the world, she says.
In the last 40 years, the U.S. cattle herd has shrunk by one-third, yet U.S. farmers are producing more beef today than they did in the 1970s, Place notes.”
Are cows killing the climate?
In an article published October 25, 2018 by Frank M. Mitloehne,“Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate” As Mr. Mitloehne writes:
“According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the largest sources of U.S. GHG emissions in 2016 were electricity production (28 percent of total emissions), transportation (28 percent) and industry (22 percent). All of agriculture accounted for a total of 9 percent. All of animal agriculture contributes less than half of this amount, representing 3.9 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. That’s very different from claiming livestock represents as much or more than transportation.”
“Removing animals from U.S. agriculture would lower national greenhouse gas emissions to a small degree, but it would also make it harder to meet nutritional requirements.”
“Many critics of animal agriculture are quick to point out that if farmers raised only plants, they could produce more pounds of food and more calories per person. But humans also need many essential micro- and macronutrients for good health.”
“The world population is currently projected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050. Feeding this many people will raise immense challenges. Meat is more nutrient-dense per serving than vegetarian options, and ruminant animals largely thrive on feed that is not suitable for humans. In developing nations. Worldwide, livestock provides a livelihood for 1 billion people.”
Unfounded concern about climate change
As Stephen Moore cited in his article on March 7, 2023, “America’s $100 billion climate change flop”:
“Where did all the money go? Tens of billions of dollars have lined the pockets of left-wing environmental and social justice groups that have been emitting a lot of hot air but no results. Green energy companies have milked taxpayers of tens of billions more, even as wind and solar only produce about 12 percent of our energy.”
Here are facts to consider as set forth by Brandon Smith in his article, dated January 14, 2023, “The gas stove scare is a fraud created by climate change authoritarians”:
“The average global temperature is not climbing to dangerous levels. The Earth’s temps have increased according to the NOAA by less than 1°C in the past century.”
“There is no evidence that this kind of temperature increase represents a threat to the environment or human health. In fact, the Earth’s temps have been much higher than they are today multiple times in the Earth’s history long before man-made carbon emissions were a thing. The official temperature record used by climate scientists only goes back to the 1880s – That is a TINY sliver of time in comparison to the epic lifespan of the Earth’s atmosphere.”
Veteran meteorologist Anthony Watts of the Heartland Institute has found that the available data may be nearly useless when attempting to quantify very slight changes in average temperatures. It is because more than 90% of the data is “corrupted.” And the reason for that is the reality that the vast majority of thermometers that NOAA relies on are improperly installed and maintained, leading to the recording of artificially higher temperatures.
And as expressed in a recent article by the CEO of a beef company, “The Climate Change Argument Against Cows Is Garbage and We Will NOT Comply”:
“Recent studies have shown growing meat in a lab is actually as much as 25-times worse for the environment than producing the same amount of real beef.”
“The day will come when they’ll ask my company to replace our real beef from all-American cows with their version of bovine protein,”
“I’ve already told everyone who works for me that we’ll shut it down before we freeze dry a single sliver of lab-grown fake meat.”
“They prey on the ignorance of the average mainstream media watcher who nods along as they’re being told cow farts will kill them.”
It should be up to every American the decision whether of not to eat beef. For Thorner, concern over methane produced by cows seems absurd.
What little climate change taking place is definitely not the result of farming and cows. Over the course of Earth’s existence, volcanic eruptions, fluctuations in solar radiation, tectonic shifts, and even small changes in our orbit have all had observable effects on planetary warming and cooling patterns.
If truth be told about climate change it is a hoax to scare the populous, so rules and regulations can be put in place that keep power, control, and money in the hands of the elite.