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Err, yes, this is the point

Irish farmers say they will be forced to cull cows to meet climate targets
Government plan to cut agriculture emissions by 25% by 2030 will drive many farms into bankruptcy, say critics

You’ve only got to read a bit of Monbiot to know that – for some at least – this is the actual point. Put the farmers out of business, stop people having that delicious beef, butter, milk. Turnips, raw turnips, and you will be happy!

12 thoughts on “Err, yes, this is the point”

  1. It seems too much of a coincidence that high income food exporting countries are doing this, NL, RoI and CAN.
    Is there some kind of meat and dairy Kuznetz curve, get rich and eat more, get really rich then eat less and nobody gets your surplus either.

  2. Sweeney estimates Ireland will need to reduce its number of cattle by 1 million by 2030. “The use of emotive words like ‘cull’ is unhelpful and inflames a process which can be managed in a more gradual manner,” he said.

    The use of emotive words like ‘poverty’ and ‘famine’ is unhelpful and inflames a process which can be managed in a more gradual manner.

    “Climate is the issue of our time. We all need to pull together now to make sure there is a world for our children and grandchildren to inherit.”

    We all need to pull together now to make sure there is a world for Nigeria’s grandchildren to inherit.

  3. The aim is to make us dependent on factory produced foods – meat will be artificially created using insect protein, for example – which will put us at the disposal of a few large corporations in cahoots with the ruling and bureaucratic classes.

    As our energy supply will similarly be controlled, the control of our food supply will finalise total World government and the enslavement of the Human Race for the profit of its rich, powerful slave-masters.

  4. But– but– but then the UK won’t be self-sufficient (which is what the bloody Brexiteers want damn them) and it will be necessary to import from all those horrid non-English-speaking people. Quelle horreur!

  5. John Connell, a farmer and author from County Longford, said that cannot happen again. He wrote a No 1 bestseller in 2018 called The Cow Book, a chronicle of a calving season and a meditation on rural Ireland. His next books will be about the environment.

    “Climate is the issue of our time. We all need to pull together now to make sure there is a world for our children and grandchildren to inherit.” Everyone needed to adapt, said Connell. “It’s not going to be easy but we have to think about the global home that we live in. We have to find a way to be gentler with the land.”

    Now John’s made his money from writing, his fellow farmers can go fuck themselves.

  6. As Jim will attest, you can’t grow bread on water meadows, which is what a large part of Ireland is. But you can grow lots of lovely beefs and porks.

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