Biden Is Starving America In The Name Of Climate Change
Last week, a fire ravaged a Festive Foods plant near Waupaca, Wisconsin. Festive Foods is a leading co-packer of USDA-certified frozen pizza and appetizers.
Seventy firefighters spent nearly 12 hours trying to contain the blaze, reportedly sparked by work being done in the plant’s compressor room. … [bold, links added]
At least 12 U.S. food processing facilities have burned down in the last six months. This comes as 37 million chickens have been killed on U.S. poultry farms this year due to the avian flu — the worst outbreak in recorded U.S. history — and the deaths of at least 2,000 cattle in Kansas during a heat wave this month.
Food security is essential to national security. As Russia’s war in Ukraine upends global food markets and as high gas prices and supply chain disruptions in the U.S. have sent costs higher and grocery store inventories lower, the Biden administration should be doing everything it can to fortify U.S. production.
Fires at large food processing plants can starve the nation’s food supply. …
A 2019 fire at Tyson’s beef processing plant in Holcomb, Kansas — the second-largest beef packing plant in the U.S. — halted its production for four months, disrupting the entire supply chain and causing price spikes.
Multiple “fact-checkers” have asserted there is nothing to see here, that the unusual string of industrial fires can be explained away as accidents.
Still, with farmers warning of upcoming food shortages due to soaring prices on diesel fuel, fertilizer, and seeds, the string of fire disasters seems like another issue the Biden administration should be concerned about — if not actively investigating.
For that’s what’s coming next — a global food crisis.
“For so long, we’ve enjoyed lots of food in this country, so we’ve never ever faced a food shortage and I think that’s coming in the coming months,” John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, said during an interview on NewsNation’s “On Balance” with Leland Vittert last week.
Asked if food shortages were a possibility, Kyle Kotzmoyer, a legislative affairs specialist for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, told the state legislature earlier this month, “If the farmers cannot get crops out of the ground, then there is no food on the shelves.”
Mr. Kotzmoyer said he has already heard of farmers selling seed corn or beans back to dealers so they can plant hay, which has “more return on investment” because of soaring diesel prices.
“We have reached that point to where it is very close to being a sinking ship,” Mr. Kotzmoyer testified. “We are teetering on the edge right now.”
Once again, you would think President Biden would be doing everything within his power to stave off this looming crisis. Fires at food processing plants should be investigated, and federal safety protocols enforced.
The same goes for the avian flu outbreak in our poultry sector and the recent cow deaths in Kansas.
The federal government should be releasing more acreage as cropland, and American farmers should be allowed to plant as much land as they want penalty-free from the Conservation Reserve, which pays landowners an annual rent to idle fragile cropland for 10 years or more.
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