Tuesday, May 24, 2022

China Buying Farmland All Over The World

China is buying up millions of acres of farmland all over the world including in the United States.  Since they have more than a billion mouths to feed, no one can blame them for thinking ahead in case there are food shortages that result from the climate change that they are causing because of their carbon emissions.  We are seeing right now what is happening because Ukraine is prevented from shipping wheat out of their country because of the war with Russia.  Ukraine, as one of the largest producers of wheat in the world and is the breadbasket of Europe, so it is causing global shortages.  

So, is it wise for the United States to allow China to buy farmland in our country; maybe not.  If there are food shortages around the world, before we allow the export of any food, we must feed our people first.  I know, I know, I am arguing for America First; but as we are now seeing with the infant formula shortages, it can turn into a crisis.   We certainly don't want to see bread lines in the United States that often happens in Communist countries.  

We need to make food production in the United States better, faster and cheaper.  In other words, we must increase crop yields; but that is pretty tough to do with the cost of fertilizer and diesel fuel going through the roof.  Thank You Joe Biden.  China thinks strategically.  In this case, it is because they fear hungry people could lead to revolution.  President Trump is a strategic thinking.  So while he was in the White House, he pushed an America First agenda.  Our trade deficit with China continues to grow.  The last thing we need is China exporting food from the United States to China, when we have mouths to feed in the United. States.  

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