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John Kerry: Global Warming Makes Farms For Starving African Bad, Critics Claim Monsanto GMO Conspiracy

John Kerry: Global Warming Makes Farms For Starving African Bad, Critics Claim Monsanto GMO Conspiracy

According to John Kerry, global warming means that building more African farms in a starving continent is a bad idea due to the potential increase in carbon output. But due to the way the U.S. Secretary of State phrased this claim some people say it’s a Mansanto conspiracy intended to help GMO companies.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, a climate change scientist who claimed that “disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally” ended up being given the boot due to people criticizing him as a climate change denier. But the response to one MSNBC segment on climate change was generally just amusement since they said global warming could cause a sharknado in real life.

In parts of sub-Sahara Africa, one in four people suffers from chronic hunger. When speaking at the U.S.-Africa Summit earlier this week, John Kerry astonished African leaders by saying that they needed to face their starvation problem by not creating more farms or farmland:

“Certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution and actually contribute to the problem in the first place. It’s a twisted circle. Always complicated. But we also know that there are certain ways to change that. For example, rather than convert natural areas to new farmland, a process that typically releases significant amounts of carbon pollution, we can, instead, concentrate our efforts on making existing farmlands more productive.”

Of course, when Kerry made these comments he might have been referencing a global warming study which claims higher temperatures could increase the number of starving people due to widespread famine in 2050:

“As a result of global warming, rates of malnourishment in the developing world could increase from the current 18 per cent to 27 per cent within the next four decades.”

Of course, even the EPA claims that global warming may benefit farming if handled correctly:

“Increases in temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be beneficial for some crops in some places. But to realize these benefits, nutrient levels, soil moisture, water availability, and other conditions must also be met.”

When Kerry talks about “making existing farmlands more productive,” it’s presumed this would mean Africa needs to adopt American farming methods. Based upon that assumption, some critics believe Kerry is really pushing GMOs under the guise of global warming fears:

“Oh, I get it! Africans shouldn’t build more farms to attempt to feed themselves and become self-sustaining, they should just concentrate the power into GMO companies and industrial mega farms. Yeah. Makes sense he would say that, since Monsanto practically owns our government.”

What do you think about John Kerry’s comment on global warming and African farms?

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14 Responses to “John Kerry: Global Warming Makes Farms For Starving African Bad, Critics Claim Monsanto GMO Conspiracy”

  1. Anonymous

    Kerry, the Dem war monger. We must go into war in Syria. What an idiot puppet.

  2. Anonymous

    The "logic" presented in today's news:
    Keystone XL is bad because increased efficiency will cause prices to fall, further causing consumption (of hydrocarbons) to rise- this is bad for carbon emissions.
    Increasing efficiency in African agriculture is good because increased supply will drop prices, and allow consumption to rise- this is good for carbon emissions.
    Ahh!, the complexity of the Administration's policies and logic- just like a "twisted circle".

  3. Michael Lawson

    Like an ostrich with its head in the sand , he is speaking from the only orifice above ground. Besides , carbon is essential in the growth of plants without which they cannot survive.

  4. Anonymous

    The accusation that Kerry is referencing GMO's in his statements concedes that GMOs do in fact improve crop productivity. Given the overwhelming body of data and scientific consensus that GMO crops are safe for human and animal feed (note that this consensus is even more robust than that of global warming), it seems downright cruel and twisted to suggest that Africa is better off with lower productivty methods that inarguably lead to increased malnutrition and starvation.

  5. Kristin Powell Muir

    Considering that the FDA allows Monsanto to conduct their own testing and accepts Monsanto's word without doing any testing themselves, is it any surprise that GMO's are found to be safe? Our Government is OWNED by Monsanto. You don't see anything wrong with a HUGE corporation running our country?

  6. Floyd Howard Jr.

    Dems are trying to legislate a narrative change hurting the American people in the process! All Democrats and supporters here and abroad, are trying to flood the media with hysterical climate change & global warming alarms and fabricated evidence to take the heat off Dem candidates in the November 2014 and 2016 elections due to the train wreck of Obamacare and immigration chaos! They shout, scream, cry, make outlandish claims and won't stop till after the elections! Poor Democrats! The tsunami cometh!

  7. Rich Balance

    Kerry has his marching orders and telling the truth just gets in the way. Lies, lies and more lies is all we are getting from these con men.

  8. Marion Foster

    Kristin Powell Muir Who do you think is running the Democrats now? Kerry's wife is the Heinz heir and has about 8-10 billion, made from farm products.Heinz is a huge Corporation.

  9. Marion Foster

    How can Kerry do his job, like most of Obama's appointees he is not qualified to be a secretary of turds, let alone Secretary of state.

  10. Sam America

    If you aren't wearing a Tin Foil Hat by now, then perhaps you should switch off the "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and start paying attention.