These and other tough questions are posed by Roman Balmakov, Epoch Times reporter and host of Facts Matter, in "No Farmers, No Food: Will You Eat the Bugs?"1 Balmakov says:2
"The people in charge of some of the most powerful organizations on the planet have determined that agriculture, specifically animal agriculture is to blame for global warming, and global warming is to blame for the high prices of food as well as food shortages.
And so by switching our diets from beef, chicken and pork, to crickets and mealworms, we'll be able to stop temperatures from rising, lower the price of food and possibly to even save the planet."
But in interviews with farmers around the world, including in Holland and Sri Lanka, a very different story is told, one that began with a decades-old environmental policy.
Agenda 2030 Threatens Farmers
In 1972, a United Nations meeting about climate change was held to come up with a plan to manage the planet in a sustainable manner. This led to the creation of Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st Century)3 — the inventory and control plan for all land, water, minerals, plants, animals, construction, means of production, food, energy, information, education and all human beings in the world.
Agenda 21 is now more commonly referred to as Agenda 2030, the year the plan's goals are slated to be met. In 2019, the World Economic Forum (WEF) entered into a strategic alliance with the United Nations, which called for the U.N. to "use public-private partnerships as the model for nearly all policies that it implements, most specifically the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals."4