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Have you ever wondered what a parallel universe might look like, a world with few, if any constraints imposed by the finiteness of fossil fuels or the ability of the global supply chain to survive economic meltdown or the failure of the global transport infrastructure? Or where climate change is of only academic interest?
Thanks to Govt Minister Simon Coveney and the agro-chemical industry, this parallel universe is now accessible to all:
In this other universe, inhabited by the Minister and presumably the rest of his government, there can be a vast increase in agricultural output in Ireland, one achievable in just 8 years, in spite of the complete dependency of Irish agriculture on fossil fuels for production, on global supply chains for fertilisers and animal feeds and for delivering the products to distant markets, and on massive EU agriculture subsidies (not to mention climatic stability) to keep the whole enterprise afloat.
Truly wonderful stuff.
But it begs the question, are these people actually sane?
There are a few days left to respond to the call for submissions, which apparent was deliberately done late, and on a level that made it invisible to anyone outside of a select few in the know.
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