Green governments are cracking down on chemical fertilizer. The result? Hunger.
In Sri Lanka people rioted when the country slipped into extreme poverty. Why did it happen? Here’s one big reason: the government banned chemical fertilizer. Environmental activists say nitrogen fertilizers shouldn’t be used, and Sri Lanka’s president listened. As a result, farms produced much less food, and food prices have risen 80%. Have the “green” activists learned from this? No. They continue to push for a chemical free world. “It’s out of control” says environmentalist Michael Shellenberger, “completely unnecessary.”