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Issues and Insights warns that Canada is close to emulating the disastrous synthetic fertilizer cuts that have thrown Sri Lanka into starvation and chaos:
Image by the Executive Office of the President of the United States, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Don't think that it can't happen here. Canada, which exports tens of billions of dollars of agricultural products to the U.S. every year and is, unfortunately, "led" by boy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, plans to force nitrogen cuts that will "decimate Canadian farming." And also don't think such a truly rancid idea won't easily make it across the border to Washington and blue state capitals itching to put more restrictions on an ostensibly free people to carry out their eco-madness.

Meanwhile, a year after announcing the country would become the world's first 100% organic nation, Sri Lanka is a "nation wrecked by green agricultural policies." Its agriculture sector is in such ruins that the country is begging Russia and India for fuel, the economy has collapsed, and there's not enough money to buy food. The Sri Lankan president, whose palace was stormed, will leave office Wednesday, and the outgoing prime minister as well as dozens of other politicians have nowhere to live because hungry and desperate protesters have burned down their houses. [bold added, links omitted]
For those wanting more detail, Michael Shellenberger nicely summarizes Sri Lanka's quick, green-induced descent from emerging nation to basket case at Common Sense with Bari Weiss. I applaud his doing so: News coverage of this aspect of the crisis is often so bad as to be tantamount to a coverup.

-- CAV

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