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Comment: From Patrick Wood's Technocracy News and Trends:
Crickets, mealworms, and cockroaches are more sustainable than cattle, pigs, and sheep. The UN claims that one-third of all global "greenhouse emissions" come from agriculture, mostly from livestock and most of that from cattle. In December 2023, The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will officially present the first Agriculture Roadmap for Net Zero By 2050. Of course, this will mean "shifting diets to reduce global production of livestock-based protein."

This attack on food could cull the human population by billions. The remainder will "eat ze bugs."

The world's most-developed nations will be told to curb their excessive appetite for meat as part of the first comprehensive plan to bring the global agrifood industry into line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

The global food systems' road map to 1.5C is expected to be published by the United Nations' Food & Agriculture Organization during the COP28 summit next month. Nations that over-consume meat will be advised to limit their intake, while developing countries — where under-consumption of meat adds to a prevalent nutrition challenge — will need to improve their livestock farming, according to the FAO.

Comment: Somehow we don't think the FAO is all that concerned about improving livestock farming in developing countries. But lessening access to one of the most nutrient-rich sources of food available to first-world countries, yes.

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From farm to fork, food systems account for about a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and much of that footprint is linked to livestock farming — a major source of methane, deforestation and biodiversity loss. Although non-binding, the FAO's plan is expected to inform policy and investment decisions and give a push to the food industry's climate transition which has lagged other sectors in commitments.

Comment: Even if food systems were responsible for a third of the global greenhouse gas emissions, we have long been saying here that those emissions have little to nothing to do with climate change.

The guidance on meat is intended to send a clear message to governments. But politicians in richer nations typically shy away from policies aimed at influencing consumer behavior, especially where it involves cutting consumption of everyday items.

"Livestock is politically sensitive, but we need to deal with sensitive issues to solve the problem," said Dhanush Dinesh, the founder of Clim-Eat, which works to accelerate climate action in food systems. "If we don't tackle the livestock problem, we are not going to solve climate change. The key problem is overconsumption."

Comment: The key problem is that the elite think they have to wipe out whole swathes of the global population.

The average American consumes about 127 kilograms of meat a year compared with 7 kilograms in Nigeria and just 3 kilograms in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the FAO data. The Eat-Lancet Commission recommends people consume no more than 15.7 kilograms of meat a year.

The Rome-based UN agency, tasked with improving the agricultural sector and nutrition, is seeking to strike a balance between the climate transition and ensuring food security for the growing global population. So as well as calling for less meat consumption for the world's well fed, the plan would also encourage farmers in developing countries to bolster productivity of their livestock and supply more sustainably.

Comment: Translation: Sustainable Is Code For Genocide

Other recommendations will cover issues from how farmers adapt to an increasingly erratic weather to tackling key sources of emissions like food waste and post-harvest loss or fertilizer use, according to the FAO. The plan will be rolled out in three parts over the next few years to eventually include country-specific recommendations.

The road map has the potential to offer a "shared direction of travel" for livestock companies and their investors, mirroring the role of the International Energy Agency's net zero document for the energy sector, according to FAIRR Initiative, an investor network focused on intensive animal production.

Comment: No doubt run by the elites behind such Mega companies as Blackrock and Vanguard.

"This road map is needed to bring clarity to both companies and investors so that they can plan for the transition," said Sofía Condés, head of investor outreach at FAIRR. "The longer companies wait to act, the more drastic and potentially disruptive the transition."

Comment: "Act now or you'll regret it later!!"

The FAO's work is one of several food-focused announcements and pledges that are expected to come out of the COP28 summit in Dubai. While climate summits have tended to steer away from agrifood issues largely due to sensitivities over food security, this year's organizers are trying to push through a number of initiatives outside the formal talks, said Clim-Eat's Dinesh.

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