UN censor Nick Nuttall is saying more crazy things, this time about modern farming. Nuttall is the UN spokesperson who wouldn't accredit the Rebel to attend the UN COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco this year. He says we aren’t “helpful”.
I found a video of Nick Nuttall railing against modern agricultural practices like using pesticides, fertilizers and GMO crops. He thinks organic is the way to go for poor starving farmers in the developing world.
But what does that really mean? It sounds nice to a hippy but what does that mean in the real world? In the new green economy of Nick Nuttall’s dreams, farming has lower yields, is more labor intensive and requires far more land and water for food production.
Modern agricultural practices have meant that the average farmer in Canada within the last 100 years, has gone from feeding five people to feeding over 120. In the United States, that number is even higher at 155.
That’s thanks, in no small part, to fossil fuels and crop science.
According to Nick Nuttall’s plans for agriculture, for every farming family out there, another 150 people go hungry. If Canadian farmers went with Nuttall’s plans for farming, and stopped using pesticides and GMOs altogether, we’d need another Saskatchewan, or about 37 million more acres to produce the same amount of food.
Nick Nuttall can pry my tractor from my cold dead hands.