The world is sliding into an entirely preventable global mosaic of food famines in which many millions of men, women and children will perish in anguish and in agony.
It is likely that at least a billion will die in the next few years, and many children become brain-damaged, if the United Nations is not immediately democratised; and if the domination by a few imperial powers, a situation mandated by the UN, is not ended.
With grisly irony, the United Nations has launched an investigation into the food crisis to find answers that don't implicate itself; an impossible task because the UN has facilitated this destruction through World Bank and World Trade Organisation policies; as will become evident in the following analysis.
Rather than one or two causes of the food crisis, there are twelve; eleven of which are addressed here:
Fuel crisis The most immediate and tangible is the ethanol programme, in which food crops are being converted to fuel. Quite apart from the reality that the conversions are neither cost-effective nor energy-efficient , corn, rice, wheat and other crops; the staple diet of four billion human beings, are being used to fuel cars for the arrogant wealthy elite.
What is worse is that the inevitable starvation this will cause has always been known to those who administer this programme. They proceed because they consider the genocide to be commendable. Language experts must now coin a new word for these sociopathic administrations; or will eugenics still suffice?
The United Nations must immediately declare food for fuel programmes a Crime Against Humanity, and ban these under threat of expulsion from the UN, and the conjoint imposition of immediate global trade and currency sanctions.
Urban sprawl Governments and UN support for giant agribusiness to replace family farming, has created massive unemployment and forced many millions of regional and rural people into towns; which has promoted urban sprawl, which in turn has swallowed up the arable lands that were the genesis of the towns in the first place. Developers have bribed politicians to maintain the status quo. This urban population
explosion has also created a desperate shortage of water, particularly in dry continents such as Australia; a situation exploited by the ruthless water privateers such as Bechtel and Vivendi. The single simple step required to reverse urban sprawl is immediate tariff restoration.