Beasley: We Must Feed Millions; Prince Charles: Let Them Starve
World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley made a strong intervention in the July 26–28 Rome World Food Systems Pre-Summit, focusing on ending hunger for millions. Prince Charles, in contrast, complained that people are eating too much and pushed the greening of food production, and serving “nature” apart from human beings.
In a call for action, Beasley said: “While the world has the expertise and the resources to end hunger, efforts and attention are being directed somewhere else. While we are rushing to space, 41 million people are knocking on famine’s door.” According to a UNWFP press release, he called out billionaires, declaring that it would cost $40 billion per year to end hunger by 2030. “That seems like a lot of money”, he said. But in the United States alone, in the last one year, the U.S. billionaires’ net worth increase was over 1 trillion. There’s over $400 tril lion on planet Earth today. It is a shame that we have one single child going to bed hungry – let alone dying of hunger at a rate of one every five, six seconds.’”
As for Prince Charles, he failed to even mention hunger but complained that too much land area is being used for what he claims is unsustainable agriculture. He called for “systems” of eating and farming to “save the Earth” from a harmless gas (CO2), rather than to feed people who are too numerous anyway.
In a prerecorded statement, the heir apparent to the British throne raved: “The global food system is also responsible for more than a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, so how we produce, market and consume food has a big impact on the Earth’s capacity to sustain us.” He lamented that “roughly half of all the habitable land on Earth is now used for agriculture.”
He made a big pitch for regenerative farming to improve soils, and held a press briefing in England on the subject a week before the Rome event. “In the last 50 years alone, more than a third of our farmable soil has been destroyed or degraded by human activity,” he claimed.
Charles pushed the radical “Great Reset” agenda and his own “Terra Carta” with is a feudal concept of “land stewardship”, promoting the idea that food production is limited by the fake concept of “carrying capacity of ecosystems”. He stressed the need to concentrate on promoting agricultural policies to absorb 70% of the world’s carbon emissions, rather than expanding production.
The format of the Rome pre-summit was in line with Klaus Schwab’s book Stakeholder Capitalism, which has gooey talk about how everyone from the poorest serf, to London’s boardrooms, are all stakeholders together. Representatives from 100 nations gathered in person or online for an event at which the world famine crisis barely ranked as a discussion topic. The Summit proper will be held in New York City, at the time of the September UN General Assembly, though no date and details are yet available.