Did you see the ratio Bloomberg just earned for a tweet which recommends getting used to lentils instead of meat, switching to public transportation, and avoiding buying things in bulk?
The piece, written by economist Teresa Ghilarducci, recommends that families earning under $300,000 per year consider switching to public transportation, embracing a veggie diet, and "rethink those costly pet medical needs."
The intellectual heavyweight oddly retweeted someone slamming her advice.
Which is being parodied throughout social media...
Unsurprisingly, Ghilarducci and the far-left "New School for Social Research" she works for is affiliated with the World Economic Forum (WEF) - which, in addition to bragging about having 'infiltrated' various world governments - infamously suggested that people get used to eating bugs due to inevitable food shortages, and
Yes, this WEF:
Which brings us to the WEF's latest - warning of an impending food crisis kicked off by the war in Ukraine.
- More people around the world will go hungry as a result of the pandemic, high fuel prices and the conflict in Ukraine.
- Russia and Ukraine are also major producers and suppliers of fertilizers and their raw materials.
- Existing logistical issues with moving grain and food are likely to worsen.
- Disruptions will put further pressure on this year’s harvest and lead to higher food prices.
- Even before the pandemic, the FAO estimated that 690 million people or 9% of the world’s population, were facing food insecurity.
In short, the Ukraine war is accelerating the existing problem of inflation and food shortages, so hold on to your hats and consider a 'more sustainable diet' because things are about to get much, much worse.
We are currently witnessing the beginning of a global food crisis, driven by the knock-on effects of a pandemic and more recently the rise in fuel prices and the conflict in Ukraine. There were already clear logistical issues with moving grain and food around the globe, which will now be considerably worse as a result of the war. But a more subtle relationship sits with the link to the nutrients needed to drive high crop yields and quality worldwide.
In this context, calling for an immediate government intervention to the market is therefore the natural thing to do. Yet government budgets are severely stretched after COVID, leaving little room for direct monetary support and contribution. In view of the recent promises to remove all Russian oil and gas from our imports, there will be some tough decisions ahead for governments, farmers and consumers alike.
In the medium term, it highlights the need to transform our food system, using more green energy. We should also be encouraging more sustainable diets, which contain fewer grain fed animal products; and regenerative agricultural practices, which improve soil health and the efficiency of nutrient use by the crop. -WEF
So... eat the bugs and be happy?