I had to laugh at a recent news story on TV… it’s not often that the local news is forced to admit that what might be “good for the environment” might be “bad for humans.” A story a while back about how electrical cars might be worse for the world, due to the batteries that run the car. Explosions, leaking waste, etc. Of course a story like this caused the Tree Huggers to hug themselves into a frenzy: new batteries must be found.
Pft. Who would of thought Cartman was being sensible about something…
The story this morning, though, was about food inflation and shortages …and why it’s the Hippies fault.
There’s a marked increase in the price of certain foods.
Eggs, chicken, milk, and beef have all increased in the price… why? Feed is more expensive, making it more expensive to raise [and milk] livestock. Rice has also doubled in price and certain warehouse stores are putting limits on what people can buy… why? Because we’re getting less imported from places like India and Vietnam.
Feed is more expensive because wheat is in less quantity and more expensive. Because we have less wheat, we aren’t exporting as much; other countries can’t count on us for wheat right now, so they are holding back their rice exports, to feed their own citizens.
Wheat is having a shortage – and has grown more expensive – because more fields are being used for corn instead of wheat.
Corn is being grown more than ever before, to make domestic ethanol.
Ethanol is the front runner as an alternative to gasoline, even though most ethanol plant owners admit that they can never make enough ethanol to replace the level of gasoline used in the states.
Basically, the price of my teriyaki dinner is bound to increase – possibly double – knocking the last reasonable non-fastfood food option out of Redmond just so some tossed-off, stanking, dirty, Greenpeace-supporting, tree-hugging feck off dickmunch can feel smug that hir car is possibly being more environmentally friendly…
Lemme give ya some insight: you’ve disrupted my environment and I’m not at all friendly about it.