Peter Myers Digest - UN Food Summit Boycotted Over Gates Influence

(1) Letter To Village People In Papua New Guinea(2) Jake Angeli (QAnon Shaman, Jacob Charnsley) says he stormed Capitol to 'bring God back into the Senate'(3) Jacob Charnsley: "I sang a song. And that's a part of shamanism. ... I also said a prayer ...(4) Study Shows Very Few Capitol Hill Rioters Were QAnon Red-Staters With Ties to 'Right-Wing' Groups(5) Business Interests Have Hijacked the UN Food Summit - New Internationalist(6) UN Food Summit Boycotted Over Gates Influence - Dr Joseph Mercola(7) What If…We Banned The Intensive Farming Of Animals? - New Internationalist(1) Letter To Village People In Papua New GuineaPeter Myers, March 20, 2021Covid is spreading in PNG, and governments have limited resources to deal with it. Here are some tips for village people, from my research.India, China, Brazil and many other countries allow the use of cheap but effective drugs, Ivermectin and Chloroquine.These drugs can be taken as a preventative. In the case of Chloroquine, the weekly dose is the same as for Malaria, i.e. 2 tablets one day a week.Ivermectin is widely available as an insecticide. But the Daily Mail reported that it kills Covid; it can also be taken as a preventative:"Professor Thomas Borody, from the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Sydney, told Daily Mail Australia that the drug Ivermectin - once used for treating head lice - can be used in combination with Zinc and the antibiotic Doxycycline to kill COVID-19."https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8621363/Top-Australian-doctor-claims-2-head-lice-drug-CURE-coronavirus.htmlEven aspirin (2 tablets a day) helps to keep Covid away.Traditional medicines used to kill viruses may also help.In the first few days of infection, Covid is in the throat; gargling with a mouthwash can kill it. A mouthwash containing iodine is especially effective.Another option is gargling with salt water, and rinsing your nose with salt water:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-53170734, alsohttp://www.jogh.org/documents/issue202001/jogh-10-010332.htm.Later, Covid gets into the lungs; that's where it stops you breathing. To kill it, buy some Hydrpgen Peroxide (3%) at a pharmacy, and use a dropper to dilute it in water in a small container, eg the lid of a bottle (mix 1 part H2O2 to 3 parts water). With a dropper, place a few drops of the solution in each nostril, and breathe deeply, in and out, to get it into your lungs.Essential oils may also do the job: Cinnamon oil, Rosemary Oil, and Lemon Balm Oil are used for killing viruses. Place one or two drops in each nostril, and breathe deeply. Fennel Oil protects the lungs.You can also use a diffuser (for aromatherapy) to get the H2O2 or essential oil into your lungs.Vitamins A (not beta-carotene), D3, and C also help beat Covid.In later stages, when breathing is difficult, injections of Ozone into the buttocks provide quick relief.Sincerely,Peter Myers(2) Jake Angeli (QAnon Shaman, Jacob Charnsley) says he stormed Capitol to 'bring God back into the Senate'Watch the CBS interview at the BBC:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-56301083QAnon Shaman: 'I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body'Jake Angeli spoke to the US news programme 60 Minutes from jail about his role in the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.Angeli faces felony charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct. ==https://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/qanon-shaman-says-he-stormed-capitol-to-bring-god-back-into-the-senate/article_18d8c854-42b4-5f91-8489-70b42adc6b94.html'QAnon Shaman' says he stormed Capitol to 'bring God back into the Senate'By Tim Balk, New York Daily News  Mar 4, 2021  0The man known as the "QAnon Shaman" said he was only trying to spread good vibes and the word of God when he broke into the Capitol — and even stopped a brazen thief from swiping muffins from the break room.Jacob Chansley, 33, who made national headlines for donning horns, face paint and a fur hat during the Jan. 6 riot, said in his first interview from jail that he was hoping to "bring divinity and to bring God back into the Senate.""I sang a song. And that's a part of shamanism. It's about creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber," the Arizona man said in an interview that aired Thursday on "CBS This Morning."The "QAnon Shaman" of the January 6th attack on the Capitol tells his story for the first time from jail, as he faces up to 20 years behind bars.Jacob Chansley spoke with @60minutes+'s @LaurieSegall pic.twitter.com/uhUuFNHRvf— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 4, 2021"I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space, the Senate. OK? I actually stopped somebody from stealing muffins out of the, out of the break room," he told correspondent Laurie Segall in the interview, which was recorded in mid-February.Videos and photos from the deadly siege showed Chansley bare-chested and wielding a spear with an American flag fastened below the tip of the blade.The accused rioter was famously photographed sitting in the Senate chamber seat of former Vice President Mike Pence, and he allegedly left a note threatening Pence.Chansley somewhat apologized for his actions last month, asking people to "be patient with me and other peaceful people who, like me, are having a very difficult time piecing together all that happened to us, around us, and by us."The shamanic practitioner unsuccessfully sought a pardon from former President Donald Trump.In the CBS interview that aired Thursday, Chansley said that his "actions were not an attack on this country" and that he regrets believing that entering the Capitol "was acceptable." ==(3) Jacob Charnsley: "I sang a song. And that's a part of shamanism. ... I also said a prayer ... it was my intention to bring divinity, and to bring God back into the Senate"https://www.cbsnews.com/news/qanon-shaman-capitol-riot-interview-60-minutes-plus-2021-03-04/60 Minutes Overtime"QAnon Shaman" claims he wasn't attacking the country in first interview since Capitol riot arrestJacob Chansley, the man seen wearing face paint and a fur helmet with horns during the January 6 insurrection, tells 60 Minutes+ he was trying "to bring God back to the Senate."2021Mar 05Speaking for the first time from jail, the man known as the "QAnon Shaman" told 60 Minutes+ correspondent Laurie Segall he doesn't think his actions during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol were an attack on the nation."No, they were not, ma'am. My actions were not an attack on this country. That is incorrect. That is inaccurate, entirely," Jacob Chansley said in an excerpt from the interview that aired on "CBS This Morning."Video allegedly showed Chansley on the Senate floor during the insurrection, bare-chested and wearing a fur helmet with horns. He was arrested shortly after and now faces up to 20 years behind bars. A judge will hear arguments Friday on whether he should be released from jail before trial.Describing his actions on January 6, Chansley said, "Well, I sang a song. And that's a part of shamanism. It's about-- creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber. I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space, the Senate. Okay? I actually stopped somebody from stealing muffins out of the-- out of the break room. And I also said a prayer in that sacred chamber. Because it was my intention to bring divinity, and to bring God back into the Senate.""But Jake, legally, you were not allowed to be in what you're calling the sacred chamber," Segall said to Chansley."And that is-- and that is the one very serious regret that I have, was believing that when we were waved in by police officers, that it was acceptable," Chansley said.Five people died during the insurrection Chansley allegedly participated in. More than 130 officers were injured in the attack, many seriously.Over 300 people have been charged with crimes in connection with the assault on the Capitol. A federal grand jury indicted Chansley on January 11. The indictment charges two felonies and four misdemeanors, including civil disorder (interfering with a law officer) and violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.An affidavit from Chansley's arrest says investigators were able to identify him as one of the men on the Senate floor by his tattoos and unique attire, matching them with his Facebook account.The affidavit also says Chansley voluntarily called the FBI the day after the insurrection, admitting he was the man seen wearing a headdress and face paint while sitting in Vice President Mike Pence's chair in the Senate. During that call, Chansley told law enforcement that he came as a part of a group effort, with other "patriots" from Arizona, at the request of President Trump that all "patriots" come to D.C. on January 6.Asked if he still considers himself to be a patriot, Chansley told Segall, "I consider myself a lover of my country. I consider myself a believer in the Constitution. I consider myself a believer in truth and our founding principles. I consider myself a believer in God."Chansley said that he believed President Trump "had our back" and expressed disappointment he didn't receive a pardon from the former president. When asked whether he regretted his loyalty to Trump, Chansley told Segall while he regrets entering the building "with every fiber of my being," he doesn't regret his loyalty to the former president.Segall's report, including her remote interview with Chansley, can be seen on 60 Minutes+, a new show available on ViacomCBS' new streaming platform, Paramount+.(4) Study Shows Very Few Capitol Hill Rioters Were QAnon Red-Staters With Ties to 'Right-Wing' Groupshttps://wentworthreport.com/2021/03/18/study-shows-very-few-capitol-hill-rioters-were-qanon-red-staters-with-ties-to-right-wing-groups/By Victoria Taft.A survey by the University of Chicago finds that most Capitol Hill rioters had no ties to any fringe right-wing groups and were merely engaged people outraged by what they believed was a rigged election.While colorful weirdos with names such as QAnon Shaman and Baked Alaska stole the headlines, people who were arrested by federal officials during and after the riot were a "broader core of people" with a healthy skepticism about the veracity of the November 2020 election, according to the study.QAnon Shaman: 'I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body' https://t.co/YpLx4dhw57— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 5, 2021Asst. Prof. Austin Wright of the Harris School of Public Policy and David Van Dijcke of the University of Michigan found a surprising number of the people arrested at the Capitol Hill riot who were business owners and other professionals obviously upset over election fraud.The paper found that those arrested were "more likely to have traveled to the Capitol from Trump-voting "islands," where residents are surrounded by neighborhoods with higher numbers of Biden supporters." More than half came from counties that Joe Biden carried. …The survey found that approximately 10% percent of the Capitol rioters had a connection with Proud Boys, which they describe as a "hate group," and Oath Keepers.Nearly 90% had no ties or right-wing affiliations whatsoever.And they found out that 85% of the people arrested were business owners or held down white-collar jobs.WTTW TV reported that researchers hadn't even needed a "business owner" category before when looking into protest groups. Robert Pape, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, oversaw the study and said the caliber of people at the riot was surprising."Normally, we don't even have a category for 'business owner' when we study political violence, so this is a very big sign that we're dealing with a new political movement with violence at its core that can't be reduced to the usual suspects."I'm wearing my shocked face. You mean the media misled us? Again?(5) Business Interests Have Hijacked the UN Food Summit - New Internationalisthttps://newint.org/features/2021/03/17/business-interests-have-hijacked-un-food-summit-emergencyBusiness Interests Have Hijacked the UN Food SummitNew Internationalist17 March 2021Small farmers, social movements and human rights are being elbowed out, says Kirtana Chandrasekaran.The United Nations agencies are warning that 270 million more people – over four times the UK population – are on the brink of starvation because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the pandemic alone has not brought us to this, rather it has highlighted the fragility and injustice that lies at the heart of our world's industrialized food system.The pandemic has seen agriculture and food workers living on plantations, on farms of all sizes, in orchards, greenhouses and packing stations across the world lose their incomes and be exposed to great health risks.Lockdowns saw fishers all along the African coastline cut off from their waters overnight – while the factories of transnationals stayed open. Farmers from the Uruguay-based family producers association COPROFAM are reporting 'an increase in cases of expropriation of land and water resources and assassination of social leaders'.Covid-19 held up a mirror to our food system. It showed how that those who feed the world are the least able to feed themselves because for governments and institutions the human right to food comes second to free trade and corporate profits. The way we govern our food systems serves to shape existing injustice and determines whether we can solve them. And so, the most important question must be: who is steering decisions and in whose interest? This makes the difference between who can and cannot meet their basic needs, and ultimately, who lives and who dies.These issues are coming to a head at the UN Secretary General's Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), due to take place later this year in New York. It has become the focus of efforts 'to renew global commitment at the highest political level to eliminate hunger and malnutrition'.But the summit is under fire from hundreds of small food producers and civil society organizations – including mine, Friends of the Earth International – who believe the UNFSS is ignoring human rights and sidelining the small-scale producers who produce 70-80 per cent of the world's food, prioritizing instead the interests of corporations.The way we govern our food systems ultimately makes the difference between who lives and who diesA people's or corporate summitThe UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the primary inter-governmental space for food security and nutrition, a forum where people can dialogue and debate with states and where those most affected by food policies and the actions of corporations to have the space and power to make their voices heard.But instead of the CFS, the summit seems to be more closely aligned with the World Economic Forum. This body brings together the world's top 1000 corporations including Pepsi, Nestle and even asset managers Blackrock – named the 'world's top investor in climate destruction'. Large corporations make billions – uninterrupted by Covid-19 in many cases – from business models that destroy planet ecosystems, pay workers poverty wages or sell junk food. Yet they are now positioning themselves to provide solutions to the problems they are creating. The appointment of Agnes Kalibata, president of the agribusiness platform Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) as the UN Special Envoy for the summit has served to cement these fears.This summit is not geared towards systemic change to solve the multiple crises we face. It talks about sustainability, but not justice. It talks about better nutrition but not about curbing the junk food industry. It talks about improving farmer livelihoods but not about stopping corporate concentration and land grabbing. Nowhere in its five 'action tracks', does the summit explain how it will put people first.Informal worker Monica Agyei sells food products in Makola Market. Monica is one of the more than 2,000 members of the Makola Market Traders Union, an affiliate of the Ghana Trade Union Congress. Its main intervention activities include development projects in the market and negotiations with local and national government for better conditions for its members.Unless those most affected by hunger and malnutrition become central to this summit, the solutions it produces will never solve hunger. This was the substance of a letter sent by more than 550 civil society organizations to the UN Secretary General in April 2020. The current and former UN Special Rapporteurs for the Right to Food have also sounded the alarm bell over the summit's focus.In response, the summit recently invited the Civil Society Mechanism (part of the CFS) – of which I am a part – to participate in the summit. Formed in 2009 to strengthen the voice of farmers and small producers, the CSM is the largest international space of civil society organizations working to eradicate food insecurity and malnutrition.But the CSM and our 300 million affiliates will not 'jump on a train that is going in the wrong direction'. We are asking that the summit radically change course. It must begin by holding to account the corporate actors who have disrupted peoples' lives, livelihoods, communities, ecosystems, well-being and health.Unless those most affected by hunger and malnutrition become central to the UN food summit, the solutions it produces will never solve hungerThe summit then needs to realign its whole programme to focus on human rights and explain in detail how these will not be made secondary to economic growth and business interests. The UNFSS leadership must underline the importance of a democratic multilateral system, including the CFS. Part of the summit's programme must be facilitated autonomously by civil society and address how to reverse the corporate capture of our food systems.Unless these demands are met, the summit will create the conditions for more people to become sick, hungry and malnourished. The climate and health crises – and the hunger and inequality they have exacerbated – will continue unabated. The summit will have failed and, with it, the entire international system.Kirtana Chandrasekaran is food sovereignty programme co-ordinator at Friends of the Earth International. She is part of the CSM liaison group for UNFSS.(6) UN Food Summit Boycotted Over Gates Influence - Dr Joseph Mercolahttps://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/03/19/un-food-systems-summit-2021.aspxUN Food Summit Boycotted Over Gates InfluenceAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Fact CheckedMarch 19, 2021un food systems summit 2021STORY AT-A-GLANCEHundreds of farmers and human rights groups are boycotting the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit because they believe it favors agribusiness interests, elite foundations and the exploitation of African food systemsThe controversy began when Agnes Kalibata was appointed as the event's head; Kalibata is the president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGates is promoting an agricultural agenda that supports agrochemicals, patented seeds, fake meat and corporate controlPlanning documents for the Summit also reveal plans for a "radical transformation shift" in Africa, away from traditional farming practices and toward industrial farming — even describing the potential as the "new oil"Hundreds of farmers and human rights groups are boycotting the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit because they believe it favors agribusiness interests, elite foundations and the exploitation of African food systems.1The Summit claims it is convening to "launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food,"2 but critics say it is biased toward industrial, corporate farming while leaving out those in regenerative agriculture and the knowledge of indigenous people.3The controversy began right from the start, when U.N. secretary general António Guterres appointed Agnes Kalibata as the event's head. Kalibata is the former Rwandan agriculture minister who is now the president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.4AGRA is essentially a Gates Foundation subsidiary, and while some of its projects appear to be beneficial, most of its goals are centered on promoting biotechnology and chemical fertilizers.Corporate Interests Dominating Food SummitAfter Kalibata was appointed special envoy to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit in December 2019, 176 civil society organizations and farmer groups from 83 countries urged Guterres to withdraw the appointment due to Kalibata's clear conflicts of interest with corporate interests.A second statement, signed by more than 500 academics and organizations, also opposed Kalibata's appointment to, and her organization of, the Summit.5 AGRA is known to promote the interests of agribusiness, leading civil society organizations to argue that Kalibata's appointment was a clear conflict of interest."This concern over Kalibata's nomination has been largely borne-out by Kalibata's top-down approach to organizing the Summit and her exclusion of those most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition in the planning process," according to an August 2020 report by AGRA Watch.6A dozen individuals representing development banks, academic institutions and the private sector came forward in support of Kalibata, but "11 had past or current connections to the Gates Foundation," AGRA Watch reported, adding:7"These findings illustrate the influence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on global food and agricultural policy. AGRA Watch has continually documented the role of the BMGF in influencing agricultural development, which has grown immensely in recent years.That Gates Foundation seeks to exercise influence not only through its funding of projects and shaping of expertise, but also in funding the governance platforms that determine food and agricultural policy. This role of the BMGF in driving policy decisions based on its proprietary and technological model of agricultural development is often overlooked."Precision Agriculture, Genetic Engineering Take Center StageConcerns that the Summit was dominated by corporate industry heightened when its concept paper included precision agriculture, data collection and genetic engineering as pillars for addressing food security while leaving out regenerative agriculture.As reported by The Guardian, Michael Fakhri, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, wrote to Kalibata stating that the Summit was focused on "science and technology, money and markets" while leaving fundamental questions about inequality, accountability and governance unaddressed:8"It [appears] heavily skewed in favor of one type of approach to food systems, namely market-based solutions … it leaves out experimental/traditional knowledge that has the acute effect of excluding indigenous peoples and their knowledge. The business sector has been part of the problem of food systems and has not been held accountable."The 300 million-member Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples' Mechanism announced plans to boycott the Summit and set up a meeting of their own, while others, including Sofía Monsalve Suárez, head of nutrition rights group Fian International, questioned the Summit's legitimacy:9"We cannot jump on a train that is heading in the wrong direction … We sent a letter last year to the secretary general about our concerns. It was not answered. We sent another last month, which has also not been answered. The summit appears extremely biased in favor of the same actors who have been responsible for the food crisis."Other nutrition experts also expressed the need for the Summit to be more inclusive of initiatives such as agro-ecology and food sovereignty.Click here to learn moreFood Group Calls on UN to Sever Ties With WEFA group of 148 organizations from 28 countries also called on the U.N. to revoke their 2019 strategic partnership formed with the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF's involvement with the Summit has been called a form of "corporate hijacking" that would infringe on people's rights to food and food production. According to the People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty:10"The WEF will exploit the Summit to streamline neoliberal globalization, which it has espoused for the past 50 years. It is the perfect venue to push for the role of 'Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies' to transform food systems, which the WEF has been championing since 2017.A corporate-led FSS [Food Systems Summit] would be a great advantage to the political elites and corporate billionaires, enabling them to pose hypocritically as responsible entities that promote healthier diets and climate action.… The sidelined and marginalized sectors in society — the poor farmers, workers, Indigenous Peoples, herders, pastoralists, fisherfolks, urban poor, women, Dalits, and youth — should replace these corporate moguls in shaping the Summit's proceedings and reforms."Beyond the Summit, WEF's takeover of the U.N. has been denounced by more than 400 civil society organizations and 40 international networks, which claim it will only accelerate the move toward a privatized, undemocratic global takeover. Monsalve Suárez stated:11"Corporations in the global industrial food chain alone destroy 75 billion tons of topsoil annually and are responsible for the annual loss of 7.5 million hectares of forest. This destruction, along with other factors, leaves 3.9 billion underfed or malnourished people. The WEF represents the interests of those who destroy the environment and abuse our human rights. It cannot be considered a strategic partner in solving the world's crises."Africa's Traditional Food Systems Under AttackPlanning documents for the Summit also reveal plans for a "radical transformation shift" in Africa, away from traditional farming practices and toward industrial farming — even describing the potential as the "new oil."12 The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), which released the documents, said the plans recycle the "same false solutions … with the same narrow benefits accruing to a limited number of actors."13For instance, one section of the documents is titled "the promise of digital and biotechnologies and the transformation of food systems," and describes "the significant potential for capturing large economic, social and environmental payoffs from the use of biotechnology products … In West Africa, for instance, farmers can benefit significantly from the adoption of Bt cotton."14 [...]- Sources and References1, 12, 13, 14, 15 U.S. Right to Know March 9, 20212 U.N. 2021 Food Systems Summit3, 4, 8, 9, 23 Archive Today, The Guardian March 4, 20215, 6, 7 The Man Behind the Curtain: The Gates Foundation's Influence on the UN Food Systems Summit (PDF)10 People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty April 24, 202011 Fian International January 16, 202016 Global Justice Now: 'Gated Development – Is the Gates Foundation always a force for good?'17 Land Report, January 11, 202118, 19 Market Watch February 16, 202120, 21, 22 MIT Technology Review February 14, 2021(7) What If…We Banned The Intensive Farming Of Animals? - New Internationalisthttps://newint.org/features/2021/02/08/what-if-we-banned-intensive-farming-animalsWhat If…We Banned The Intensive Farming Of Animals?17 March 2021Hazel Healy imagines a world without cheap meat, eggs and dairy.The grey blocks rising out of Yaji mountain look more like offices than farms. Pigs will spend their lives inside these 12-storey buildings, confined in pens under strip-lights, stacked 1,270 to a floor. Piglets are shuttled up and down in lifts, corpses disposed of by chute.China's 'hog hotels' are just one example of industrial-livestock operations, which produce some 50 billion animals every year. Ever since its invention in the US and Western Europe some 100 years ago, the industry has been hell-bent on producing meat with grim efficiency – faster, fatter, and at ever-lower unit cost.But there are signs Big Livestock may be in trouble. The pandemic wreaked havoc on meat supply chains, inflicting heavy losses, as sales of plant-based meat substitutes exploded. In an ever-more resource-constrained world, Goldman Sachs thought industrial livestock's prospects so shaky it named it the only commodity 'as precarious as oil'.So, let's capitalize on this moment to imagine how we might we bring this shameful chapter in animal-human relations to a close…Public support for a phase-out could come from any number of quarters.Pressure might build from a new public-health scare – perhaps the emergence of a powerful pathogen in the style of salmonella, or, worse still, another zoonotic disease, which jumps from overcrowded chicken sheds.Or the industry could be taken down by climate activists. We now know the top five meat corporations emit more greenhouse gases than the oil giant ExxonMobil. Already, campaign group Feedback Global is calling for divestment, moving to name and shame the industry's major financial backers who channelled $126 billion into the meat and dairy industry from 2015 to 2020.Action will have to be global – and balanced. To kick-start things a 'factory-farming non-proliferation treaty' and immediate end to development finance of industrial farms in the Global South would be needed to stop 'off-shoring'.Then, hot on its heels, a set of legally-binding targets – perhaps tied to the Paris climate deal – would provide a roadmap for reducing industrial meat production to zero within the decade. We could start by capping numbers of animals per hectare on farms in those countries where meat consumption per capita is highest – like the US, Canada, Australia, as well as Brazil and parts of Europe. And roll it out worldwide, building in loss and damage provisions for vulnerable economies.The phase-out would reduce global meat supplies by two thirds. But the impact would be concentrated in countries such as the US where the average citizen eats over 100 kilograms (equivalent to 50 chickens) every year, 99 per cent of it factory farmed.Meat would become a luxury again across most of the Global North and for affluent classes in middle-income nations. Fast-food chains would pivot fast to plant-based junk food. But creative government interventions will be needed to cap demand and reverse what academic Tony Weis has coined the 'meatification of diets'. These might include targeted public procurement to make nutritious planet-friendly diets affordable (think: beans, lentils, nuts and seeds, more vegetables), with schemes to ration out the remaining meat, eggs and dairy, and promote alternatives.Here governments have a trump card to play: redirecting the vast sums of public money that prop up animal farming (both livestock and feed crops). In the EU, this would release up to $38 billion-worth of subsidy to fund a transition to new, sustainable options for farmers, workers and consumers.In the Global South it's a dramatically different story. The end of mega-farms would go all but unnoticed in places such as Ethiopia, where the average person eats seven kilograms of meat per year and smallholders supply 98 per cent of milk.For communities where protein and micronutrients run low, development funds should be used to bolster access to land for pastoralists, improve the health, diversity and fodder for small herds – buffalo, cattle, goats, camels or alpacas – raised for the most part on marginal lands. The 30 per cent of arable soils currently given over to monocultures for animal feed could be returned to its indigenous owners, across large areas of the Americas and Australia say, or used to grow calories for direct human consumption. Pressure will ease on Brazil's Cerrado grasslands and the Amazon rainforest.Come 2030, the beef feedlots, industrial dairies and barns of broilers and layers would have disappeared from the face of the Earth. De-industrialization would continue, until all animals are in small herds or flocks integrated into mixed farms, eating a mix of antibiotic-free foods and returning concentrated nutrients to the fields where they breathe fresh air, experience the passage of day into night and the rhythm of the seasons.