Food pollution

Food transformation is a process that accounts for about three-quarters of all international food sales. Healthy substances, such as vitamins, are generally removed and large amounts of sugars and fats, preservatives, organic solvents, hormones, colouring agents, flavour enhancers and other food additives are normally added, especially when the food has to travel thousands of kilometres and must be processed to increase its shelf-life. The effects of these additives are often unknown, while their interactions with other substances present in food have not yet been identified.

Water pollution

“According to the latest FAO and IWMI report, More People, More Food, Worse Water? A Global Review of Water Pollution from Agricultureindustrial agriculture is the primary contributor of groundwater pollution in the world. The report confirms how the massive use of pesticides and fertilizers contributes to the contamination of groundwater, endangering human health and that of the planet. In fact, industrial agriculture is responsible for 96% of ammonia emissions into the air which, reacting with other pollutants, produces a very dangerous fine particulate matter. In short, this should be enough to change the productive model immediately and yet, the introduction of dangerous substances into the environment does not seem to stop. On the contrary, according to the FAO report, the use of fertilizers is destined to increase by 58% by 2050. This is not good news, considering that today 4.6 million tons of chemical pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, are spread annually on agricultural soils, and that at a global level, every 27 seconds a new chemical is synthesized. Beyond myths and corporate propaganda, the results of scientific analysis from laboratories all over the world seem to confirm… that we cannot have any more poisons on our tables.”

Air pollution

Most global-warming proponents… claim that CO2 is the byproduct of industry and consumption and that it produces a “carbon footprint.” Therefore, they seek expanded government power and funding to reduce CO2.

The global-warming hoaxers are very good at lumping together pollution (which is real) and man-made global warming (which is not). They are counting on us to fall for the trick and fail to see that these are two entirely different issues.

—G. Edward Griffin,

Food and water toxicity and pollution violate Human Rights 1, 2, 3, 25, 28, and 30.