(INTELLIHUB) — In the name of COVID-19 farmers across the U.S. have been dumping out milk, throwing out eggs, and have been purposely destroying their crops–all of which are unusual behaviors that could lead to the starvation of millions of Americans over the next six month period if nothing is done to reopen the country.
“We’re not just going to let [the food] die, we’ll go in and destroy it,” the owner of Plant City, Florida’s Fancy Farms was quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece to have said. “It’s a mental thing, you don’t want to see your crop rot and suffer.”
This is supposedly the new mindset of the farmer. I wonder if they all think it’s good to starve out Americans?
Meanwhile in California
A California lettuce producer said he “had to plow under 230 of 680 acres of recently harvested lettuce since the pandemic swept the country a month ago… He said demand fell off so sharply from restaurants, schools, and other large customers that his crews had to unpack 9,000 cartons of lettuce from a warehouse where they had awaited shipment and dump them back in the fields to be plowed under… the demand [from the large customers] just went to zero… and not only did we lose restaurants and schools, but people were going to the grocery store buying nonperishable stuff to put in the pantry… they were not buying leafy greens.
The question is: who is programming these farmers to think and act so unconventionally and why are they doing so?
Update: They are culling animals now…
— CraigChicago (Backup Account) (@craig_chicago) April 27, 2020