“The good news to the hungry is bread, not words or promises.” – Desmond Tutu
Covid 19 has devastated our world in less than 7 months. The world economy crashed faster than any other time in history. As if the entire planet stopped spinning, we all were thrown into an empty abyss.
None of us were prepared for this. No scenarios, no imagination could have foreseen this global disaster.
In this global mess, most of us have overlooked an even greater danger. Something looming in the near future which, if not dealt properly and with vision and passion, will push the world into a deeper turmoil. A starving world!
In July 2020, UN and FAO (Food and Agriculture) organizations have issued a stark and sobering warning: if the current trend continues, by January 2021 close to 3 billion people around the world will be in acute hunger and more than 600 million in starvation.
The reason very few of us have heard of this is because most of these starving people will be in Africa and in developing countries in Asia and South America.
In the developed world, we have always had more food than we actually needed and the more food we had the less quality we enjoyed.
To feed the masses, we have developed technologies to grow things faster, stronger and with less diseases and pests.
This pushed us to tamper with the food’s chemistry and change its very own DNA. We now have strawberries that grow the size of a tennis ball, we have chickens that develop mostly the breast since we like breast on our chicken burgers, we inject our cattle with antibiotics and feed them other dead animals, mixed with artificial protein so they grow faster.
However, in this race to sell more and make more profit, we lost the simplest pleasure of eating naturally and healthy. And we became fat, sluggish, poisoning our own blood and getting sicker and sicker. Meanwhile, the mega food companies that feed us grow richer and more powerful, with huge leverage in politics and governments to sway more power their way. While we get fatter from the bad food we’re eating, the pharmaceutical industry is getting richer by pumping pills in our mouths, to “save” us from the diseases caused by the horrible things we eat..
On the other side of the spectrum, we will shortly have close to 3 billion people starving… Not even finding enough bread to eat and feed their children. Massive loss of jobs in the developing world, closures of mass production companies in India, Bangladesh, China and Africa left millions homeless and unable to find food.
The meager salaries that our great corporate companies were paying them have all but dried up. People that were earning a few dollars a day can’t even do that anymore.
See the contrast? One half of the world grows fatter yet more sick from the high sugar, high fat, low quality food, while the other half can’t even buy a potato.
Food will be the deciding factor in controlling the world masses. If dataism will be the new world religion, food control will be its pope. People will do anything to get food. An amazing proverb says: “Hunger will make a thief out of any honest man”
This cannot be more real… to feed your family, most of us would do anything. And the large corporations that control the food supplies know this better than you imagine.
What can be done to avoid this? The answer is simple: plant your own food.
Yes, I know, most of us are urban creatures, living in crowded blocks of apartments, with little space for gardening, but I can tell you that it takes a bit of imagination and patience and it is very possible.
However, I have a bigger quest on my mind: the starving millions of Africa, most of them children. If UN is right, the approaching food crisis will be so massive, it will make the famine of 1983 in the horn of Africa look like a tiny speck. This crisis, if not dealt with now, will affect the whole world.
How? Well, look at the influx of refugees coming to Europe from Africa now. People driven by starvation, abject poverty and abusive governments are risking everything to find a better life. Do we think it is overwhelming now? Wait until 300 million across the African continent are moving north. And who can blame them? Most of us and most of our ancestors have migrated somewhere in the world where we could live a better life.
You all know that I bear a huge responsibility on my shoulders for the orphans of Africa and the 200 of them in my care. I think constantly how to improve their lives and become less dependent on handouts and donations. For this I have a plan!!
Stay tuned, our next Facebook episode will show you our vision!