June 22, 2018

Marijn Poels: Leftist energy policies threaten food security

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On the latest episode of The Gunn Show, Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels joined me to discuss his latest documentary  “The Uncertainty Has Settled” that details the consequences of Europe’s green energy policies on food security and local agriculture.

Marijn explained that exports of foodstuffs are decreasing because government subsidized energy farms are more profitable than vegetable crops.

With the developing world having less access to food exports, they are forced to clear more land so they can grow it themselves. This includes land in the Amazon Rain Forest that European green energy policies were meant to protect. 

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commented 2018-06-23 22:25:56 -0400
Drew, I would support Andrew going on a fatal fast!!
commented 2018-06-22 22:03:23 -0400
I vote that people like Andrew starve in order to support wind turbines insanity.
commented 2018-06-22 22:02:33 -0400
Keith Barnes in Canada they get screw all. Good to see they at least get something in parts of Europe.
commented 2018-06-22 22:01:23 -0400
Andrew Stephenson wind turbines are precarious, farming is essential. And the wealth is not shared with farmers and it takes a huge chunk of land away and pollutes the water table. TRY AGAIN!
commented 2018-06-22 16:06:09 -0400
European food exports are increasing, so this seems spurious.

Wind turbines make the remaining farmland MORE viable, since it is an added revenues source for a notably precarious profession, particularly in Europe where land values are so high. Even in Canada wind turbines are improving the viability of the family farm by providing much needed revenue.
commented 2018-06-22 14:23:48 -0400
The Government (ON) dose not own the turbines, they rent them but have to pay for the Hydro, calculated at full possible hydro production per turbine. If the wind dose not blow, they still have to pay for full possible capacity.
Expensive Wynnemills, Eh.
commented 2018-06-22 14:12:06 -0400
Not sure about Canada but in the UK a farmer or land owner is paid 2000 pounds sterling per day for each Turbine on his land. Talk about easy money.