Environmentalism is just genocide misspelled.
For Nuala O’Connor, a chef at a Barnardos centre in Dublin, food poverty in a young child is sometimes less about what they look like, and more about what they do.
“Sometimes you just know by looking at them, that they are not getting what they need,” she said. “Then we have had children over time [who are] literally ravenous, literally taking it with their hands, they can’t get enough of it into their mouths and can’t get it in quick enough.
Children are hungry. Time to get rid of the meat. Maybe if they’re hungry enough, they’ll eat more environmentally friendly bugs.
Up to 65,000 dairy cows may have to be removed from the national herd every year for three years at a cost of €200m if the farming sector is to meet its climate targets.
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said earlier this year that his Department was considering the option of a voluntary dairy reduction scheme, that 2022 would be a reference year and it was his intention to start the scheme in 2023.
To address the gap to target, Department officials believe 10pc of the livestock herd would need to be displaced by other activities over the coming years, which is the equivalent of approximately 740,000 animals.
It says, based on the latest data, the suckler herd is already at this level of reduction and when its followers (calves/stores) are included, this would bring the sector closer to compliance with the first carbon budget period, while certainly ensuring compliance with the second carbon budget. “The suckler herd will reach its own equilibrium,” it said.
So will Irish people as they experience a second famine. Call this one the Green Irish Famine.
One in five parents (19 per cent) said that at some point in the last year they had not had enough food to feed their children.
29 per cent of parents skipped meals or reduced portion sizes in 2022 to ensure that their children had enough to eat.
One in seven parents (16 per cent) said that were regularly unable to afford a main meal for their family/children.
Now make meat inaccessible through a combination of reducing availability and increasing prices, resulting in downward price pressure on chicken and other foods, and the greens can celebrate more kids going hungry.
And so it will continue until the green empire that terrorizes the world is crushed and its global warming lies consigned to the history books.