23 May 2022

What Happens When Government Mandates Organic Agriculture?

20 to 50 percent of the food supply disappears. Switch to organic is splitting Sri Lanka apart at the seams | AGDAILY

Sir Lanka mandated Organic agriculture. Food shortages and an economic crisis are in full swing, and the Prime Minister resigned.

Most accounts show that production dropped between 20 percent to 50 percent of what it was prior to the switch, leaving many of the country’s 22 million people in dire straits. These happenings paint the picture of the clear connection between synthetic crop protection products and food security. And not only had Sri Lanka’s ban on fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides, and fungicides resulted in massive food shortages, it also led to the doubling in price of rice, vegetables, and other market staples.

If you double the price of food, you hurt poor people.

There are some indications that it was a land-grab. Force farmers off the land, by bankrupting them. But starving people are not going to keep voting for the status quo.

Starving people have been known to build guillotines.

Hat tip to Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog: Green Delusions Bring Chaos And Death, in which it is noted that the crisis was predicted.

“Predicted” is the word you want to use there. Or “foretold” if you want to be a little grandiloquent and Biblical for dramatic effect.

And lo, just as the prophecy foretold, it came to pass: [SNIP]

Just as with Lysenkoism or Mao’s war on birds, reliance on delusional theory rather than actual science led to famine and death.

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