“This may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway,” says Samantha Power.
Biden official Samantha Power celebrated the global fertilizer shortage resulting from the Ukraine conflict, claiming it will “hasten transitions” for farmers to use “natural solutions.”
Power, who now serves as the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said the fertilizer shortages are actually “in the interest of farmers”, claiming “manure and compost” are more eco-friendly alternatives.
“Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia is a big exporter of fertilizer,” Power said told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “And even though fertilizer is not sanctioned, less fertilizer is coming out of Russia. As a result, we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost.”
“And this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway. So, never let a crisis go to waste,” she said.
“But we really do need this financial support from the Congress to be able to meet emergency food needs to we don’t see the cascading deadly effects of Russia’s war extend into Africa and beyond,” Power added.
Fertilizer costs have nearly doubled over the last year, thanks in part to the fertilizer shortage ginned up by the Russia-Ukraine war.
The shortage is continuing to drive up the price of food and commodities immensely, with the Department of Agriculture predicting that food prices will continue to rise by at least 5% over the next year.
“If you think paying $10 for a pound of bacon or $6 for a pound of butter is bad, it’s about to get more expensive,” USA Today wrote.
Skyrocketing food costs are now threatening food security not just in the third world, but the developed world as well.
For the billions of people around the world who don’t work in agriculture, the global shortage of affordable fertilizer likely reads like a distant problem. In truth, it will leave no household unscathed.
In even the least-disruptive scenario, soaring prices for synthetic nutrients will result in lower crop yields and higher grocery-store prices for everything from milk to beef to packaged foods for months or even years to come across the developed world.
And in developing economies already facing high levels of food insecurity? Lower fertilizer use risks engendering malnutrition, political unrest and, ultimately, the otherwise avoidable loss of human life.
As Power suggested, the elite won’t let this avoidable “crisis go to waste” if it can advance the left’s Great Reset agenda.