You'll Eat It and Like It

David Cavena08 Dec, 2023 2 Min Read
No one is safe while Cop28 is in session.

COP28 is ongoing as this is being written. The movers and shakers of the WEF, having traveled to the heart of the world of oil on private jets, are grazing on fabulous foods from across the planet and planning our future in feedlots. But such delicacies are for them, not for you.

The availability of food sources is the sine qua non of civilizational advancement. For pre-historical and indigenous peoples the nourishment of the human body required protein -- animal protein in particular -- to develop brain and muscle tissue. This protein was utterly dependent upon the vagaries of the weather. Our lack of control over our food supply often resulted in extended periods of famine and starvation until the agricultural revolution and the rise of animal husbandry created stable supplies of cereal grains and meat, enabling the development of communities, towns, cities, and eventually nations. On an individual level, freedom from the constant struggle to satiate our own hunger also allowed for the development of leisure time, the basis for all elevated culture.

The Public Enemy.

The availability of animal protein gave rise to various conquerors able to defeat the vegetarians around them as it helped build men both stronger and with greater stamina, and to consolidate populations into cities in which education and specialization could occur. The evolution of husbandry techniques and the pressures on grazing land due to the expansion of our cities and suburbs gave rise to feedlots and controlled feeding and medication for cattle, pork and poultry, and selective breeding for all livestock.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the modern world was built on animal protein. But globalism and Big “Climate Change” are preparing to turn this millennia of progress on its ear.

Without a trace of irony, the same folks who demand at their tables "free range chicken" and "grass-fed beef" and loudly condemn "processed food" which “may boost cognitive decline,” in the same breath insist that we eat ultra-processed fake meat, which we should be hesitant to call "food" at all. Even some branches of the wider environmentalist movement are reluctant to jump on board. Here's what the organization FoodPrint has to say on the topic:

So far, all they have demonstrated is that they [fake meats] are better on GHG emissions than their industrial meat counterparts, but they have not demonstrated that they are better than regeneratively raised livestock or a diet of whole grains and legumes — and they rely on the same system of monocultured GMO crops that have proven to be bad for our soils and waterways.

Look on the bright side, though. It could be worse. It could be bugs.

David Cavena is a native southern Californian exfiltrated to Arizona. An IT professional for 40 years, he has pushed cows in California, dudes and horses in Wyoming, and programmers in Los Angeles and Phoenix. An avid outdoorsman – skier, backpacker, water skier and scuba diver – David writes from Arizona.


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One comment on “You'll Eat It and Like It”

  1. When our sun enters the upcoming Maunder Minimum, a period of cooling that this time around will rival that in the late 19th century, these manmade climate change grifters will be begging for some CO2, and will fire up old coal-powered generating stations in order to keep earth's dwindling heat IN.

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