Don’t skip this one. If you eat, this is important.
That is a national security issue.
You need the food supply for your own nation.
I’ve yet to hear any politician here say this is a problem. For the whole West.
Britain is doing it too, as covered with our heritage pork industry but here’s America.
This is a plot.
“These are not Russian communists. They like Americans.”
Traitors, traitors everywhere.
Casual Russophobia, the shell game of politics.
“Chinese companies, at the urging of their government, have launched a global buying spree, a new phase in their unprecedented economic experiment. And they’re targeting a resource that climate scientists, economists, the U.S. government, even Wall Street, all forecast will become dangerously scarce in the coming decades: food.”
“Food is poised to become the oil of the 21st century, with scarcity and demand creating a situation ripe for wars, riots and uprisings.
“We have a situation in the world food economy today where the growth in demand is exceeding the supply,” said Lester Brown, a food economist and founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
Food – namely crops such as soy, wheat and corn from which most other food products, such as pasta, bread and livestock meat, are derived – is in dwindling abundance as the world’s population grows ever larger, adding 220,000 mouths to feed every day.”
Need I say I told you so or is that Malthus’ place?
Thessalonians comes to mind.
“It is part of the transition from an age of surplus to one of scarcity,” Brown said.’
“The world is set for a geopolitical struggle over food.”
Those trigger war, we need a pandemic.
“The Chinese government already is dealing with looming food shortages within its own borders as tens of millions are eating more as they move from poverty into the middle class. The government is pushing Chinese businesses – both state-owned and privately held – to gobble up agricultural resources from around the world, including Africa, Europe and the United States.”
That should be illegal as part of national security.
Food security, clue is in the name.
“With the Smithfield purchase, a Chinese company now owns 1 in 4 pigs raised in the U.S.”
But I’m imagining things and why do prices keep going up?
You’re funding fat Chinese citizens. To learn who rules over you….
“The question for U.S. lawmakers is: Did the Smithfield takeover represent business as usual for international commerce, or did it signal a concerted effort to control food supplies by one of the world’s most powerful governments?”
“If the Chinese government was involved in the 2013 deal, some influential U.S. lawmakers say they need to take action to protect against foreign intervention in a vital U.S. resource.”
It’s more vital than stealing weapons technology in colleges.
“He testified to Congress that the Chinese government has no management control over Shuanghui.
That, however, is not the case.”
Ooooof course it is.
“a research lab that had genetically engineered the leanest pigs on earth”
Why modern pork isn’t as healthy as real pork. You can’t even get fatback anymore.
Bacon is a traditional Saxon meal, it merits legal protected status.
He goes on to blame the ‘shareholders’. No, put on your big boy pants and do the difficult job of telling them No.
“And Colaco knew Pope’s interest in buying a 20 percent stake in China’s largest meat company, Shuanghui International.”
How? Spying. And that’s bribery, the exchange ‘offer’.
“The Chinese already consume half of the world’s pork,
and they are growing wealthier and hungrier for meat every year. In a single generation, China’s fast-growing wealth has transformed a nation of impoverished rice and noodle eaters into the world’s largest middle class, which can increasingly afford meat in its diet.”
Any vegan who starts on the West instead of China doesn’t understand math. They calculate per person (wrong) but when you consider volumes, Asia is clearly starving out the rest of the world, including their precious Africa.
Most Westerners have been priced out of their birthright because suppliers are allowed to sell to foreigners first, rich ones.
Remember how the Chinese are eating most of it for the gaslighting lower down.
“Wan had transformed a government-owned slaughterhouse, where he was appointed manager in 1984, into China’s largest meat company”
Coincidence, I’m sure.
“Pope proposed to Wan that they take a 20 percent stake in each other’s companies. Smithfield would gain a powerful ally in Wan, who is politically connected to China’s top leaders and also a member of the National People’s Congress.”
Is Trump going to move on any of this?
“The partnership would be equal, reflecting the fact that although Smithfield Foods generated more than twice the revenue and was far more advanced in terms of global reach and pork technology than Shuanghui, growth rates in China were far higher.”
Doesn’t sound equal. That actually sounds like a downside, demand side loses in capitalism.
“It was a match made in free-market heaven.”
‘Libertarians’ are whores for the richest foreigner.
Using the word free while selling out your country. For shame.
If libertarians didn’t sell the farm (cough) to China after WW2 their population would’ve stabilized as well and we wouldn’t have these problems.
And since when do we care so much about rich Chinese over our own people? That’s their Government’s problem, not ours. The rank classism of this reeks.
“Pope picked up the phone. Colaco cut straight to the deal. The Chinese were ready, he said. But it wasn’t a partnership they wanted.”
Classic manipulation tactic and the greedy piggy fell for it. Modern men are weak.
I’d have laughed and slammed the phone down.
“Smithfield is not for sale,” Pope shot back.’
Sure he did – and everybody clapped.
“But I do like this discussion,” he finished.’
Crooked CEOs are worse than politicians. The latter you can vote out and hang.
“Both Pope and Colaco told me that they remembered the call as cordial and succinct.”
You agreed to sell a part of your country’s history quickly?
“The Chinese didn’t want to save him. They wanted to buy him.”
Well, he is a whore. They were right.
New Money, they think if they buy the world they ‘win’ and become the new dominant Empire.
Treat everyone like a whore for sale is their MO.
“The U.S. Treasury Department was in the midst of reviewing the takeover for any national security risks. That review, by an obscure office within the department, was to remain classified per U.S. law.”
It should’ve been cancelled, simple as.
Here’s the part I mentioned before, Americans priced out of America.
“Two years earlier, the Chinese government had signaled its strong desire for overseas agriculture. It had unveiled its five-year plan, which amounts to the Communist Party’s roadmap for the country’s economy. A major focus of this plan: buying up overseas farmland and foreign food companies.
Why is American homesteading land so expensive, Americans?
In 2011, the year the five-year plan was announced, Chinese nationals owned $81 million worth of U.S. farmland.
Repatriate it, simply refuse to acknowledge their ownership claim as valid due to foreign security issues. We do it all the time.
By the end of 2012, the Chinese owned $900 million in U.S. farmland – a 1,000 percent increase – making them the largest buyers that year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
You should’ve known when they changed the soldier breeding programme to two children despite over-population.
The Smithfield deal included another $480 million in U.S. farmland, which would push the Chinese stake to nearly $1.4 billion in less than two years.”
Successful nations don’t sell land or companies to outsiders.
This should be the law, it needs to be enforced. It’s a type of border control.
“He testified that the Chinese government had absolutely no management control in Shuanghui.”
He lied, was he under oath?
“Pope explained that the deal would create jobs in the U.S., not destroy them. Shuanghui’s plan to import more American pork would ramp up production at Smithfield’s 460 hog farms, creating more money for farmers and more jobs at the slaughterhouses.”
And more food to a foreign army to kill all the people you ‘gave’ jobs.
Don’t work with Commies, eventually they’ll shoot you too.
“I think it is good for America. I think this is the opportunity America has been looking for to import jobs.”
“Stabenow pushed back. She wanted to know why Smithfield could not increase its sales to China as an American company and why only a takeover by a Chinese firm would open the doors to the world’s largest pork market. The Chinese government was unfairly blocking American hog farmers from exporting there, she said.”
A patriot. They ignored her, didn’t they?
She was right, so they did.
“American grain companies had supported the deal. In the past five years, China has become their biggest foreign customer.”
You say ‘American’.
Is it (((American)))?
“Roberts lampooned criticism of the deal, asking Pope, “Did you realize you were the victim of a Chinese communist plot?”
Laughter broke out in the hearing. Pope chuckled.”
They know it’s treason.
“For Wan, who had served as a foot soldier in Mao Zedong’s army….”
Was he one of the cannibals?
“Shuanghui is now China’s largest meat company, and with the addition of Smithfield Foods, it has become the world’s largest producer of packaged meats, pumping out millions of tons of hot dogs and sausages every year.”
As American as your hot dogs?
Armies need protein.
The signs were there.
“The campus also has a massive refrigerated warehouse larger than a football field. It houses something found only in China: a national pork reserve. Much as the U.S. government maintains a strategic oil reserve, China stashes away vast amounts of frozen pork in case of price inflation or war. The mammoth warehouse I was staring at housed 110 million pounds. It is one of the many pork-reserve warehouses that Shuanghui operates for the government across China.”
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED.
“or war”, they write blithely.
Hoping you won’t notice. But we did.
“He said Smithfield’s processing equipment was three times faster.”
Great deal for them – America not so much.
“It also stated something surprising. Shuanghui is required to adhere to Beijing’s five-year plan, the Communist Party’s national economic agenda. And the document was clear. Shuanghui meets its obligations and follows the path laid out by the Communist Party.”
Are you surprised? I’m not.
“Despite its public listing in Hong Kong, Shuanghui answers to the Chinese government – going beyond regulatory compliance. It receives directives from Beijing, and it follows them. The company’s candidness surprised me, especially because U.S. senators had been sparring over this exact topic a year earlier. Here was conclusive proof.”
Is the sell-out in jail? No? Wow, almost like a Cabal is protecting him.
“He broke it down for me. The Chinese government acts like a de facto board of directors for the country’s domestic industries – even for publicly traded companies like Shuanghui. The Communist Party issues the five-year plan, and Shuanghui is expected to follow that direction. The government can say it wants the Chinese meat industry to employ certain strategies, and all domestic companies are expected to adhere. Yet the day-to-day management of the company, how it chooses to carry out those directives, is left to the company’s management. And if there is no directive, the company is free to proceed as it views best.”
“For helping carry out the government’s agenda, Shuanghui received a $4 billion loan to take over Smithfield. The loan was approved in a single day.”
“I asked Robert Wan why the government was so interested in Shuanghui’s business.
“Pork is considered a national security issue in China,” he said.”
“Pork is considered a national security issue in China”
oh, but the guy acting white was really gracious? He was laughing at you.
You can’t spend their fake money if you’re dead.
“They are entering a new phase of development, one that is taking them outside of China’s borders as they look to acquire companies and farmland overseas.”
How was WW2 won? Farms.
Watch the farms.
“The jobs will remain. But they will be lower-quality, lower-paid jobs of hog slaughtering and hog breeding,” she said. “The higher-paid, higher-value-added jobs that deal with marketing the products, processing the food, the technology development, that will go.”
Again, Libertarians are whores. Free market is code for globalist. We used to just call those traitors.
“With its five-year plan in 2011, the Chinese government identified meat processing as a strategically important industry, and with the Smithfield purchase, the country gained access to the world’s most advanced animal rearing, slaughtering and meat processing and distribution technology, she said.”
National security, you’ve boosted theirs.
“Haley has testified before Congress several times on how China’s growth is damaging the U.S. economy.”
They ignored her.
“The Chinese will quickly import Smithfield’s technology to China”
“The United States increasingly will become a large hog farm for the Chinese”
Think of the cost if they included the oil barrels to ship. Why isn’t that law?
Globalization will fail for that reason, spending $20 to send a product halfway around the world and ‘save’ 20 cents is doomed to fail.
“Hog farming is one of the most polluting industries in the world, and so that will occur in Smithfield and elsewhere, the 400-plus farms that Smithfield and now Shuanghui owns around the United States,”
Well at least America gains in pollution.
“But here it is in its simplest form: Haley has found that China begins by importing the technological know-how and raw materials from the U.S. Then Chinese businesses use cheap labor to manufacture products for export back to the United States – offering lower prices in direct competition with established businesses in the U.S. This part of her theory is obviously not new.
But here is where she advances the conversation: She has found that even in industries in which the labor cost of the final product is relatively low, meaning it accounts for 2 to 7 percent of the total, Chinese companies still are able to sell the product for 25 to 30 percent less than their American competitors. In other words, China’s big advantage is not just the cheaper labor.
So what is it? Heavy subsidies from the Chinese government, she says.”
War. Trade war.
The Trojan Horse of Trade.
When you think about it, globalism is really a way of saying international Marxism because it erases national borders and fulfills the “to each according to his ability…” dogma.
“Chinese businesses are able to undercut the prices of American producers and begin to control a larger and larger share of the market.”
You need to shame people for buying Chinese.
The oil barrels used to ship, the slave labour, lots of ways to go about it.
The quality argument, they did knowingly sell toxic baby formula.
“In two to five years, we will start noticing major changes in the United States. China will be in many agricultural sectors, not just pork. China will start acquiring much larger farms, for example. China will start consolidating,” she said. “So, in these oligopolistic industries, such as pork, where four manufacturers control over 75 percent of the American pork industry, there will be much price cutting, layoffs, etc., as competitors start feeling the hot breath of China on their necks.”
Good luck MAGA with that millstone.
I don’t hate China, as some shills have claimed, I love my people in America. If America fails, we’re on the block next.
China is oppressing them in the most under-handed ways in a manner tantamount to a declaration of war. Stealing food supply? Super-villain territory.
BTW, you’re still paying China foreign aid.
““The Chinese, in my opinion, are behaving rationally. Food is in short supply in China. It’s a source of unrest in China,” Haley said. “They have OK’d the acquisition of agriculture in the United States to further Chinese interests.”
“China and the U.S. are roughly the same size geographically – about 3.7 million square miles. But China has more than four times as many people to feed.
r-selection ends predictably
the checks won’t clear eventually
And it has less arable land than the U.S.”
As in, without buying America’s food security, they’d instantly lose a war.
It’s cheaper for them to buy America itself than buy from America every year.
“Moving toward a meat-centric diet has put an incredible strain on China’s agriculture system. Simply put, Chinese farmers can no longer keep up.”
By buying from China, you’re directly supporting the Chinese Communist government.
Communists make the best slavers, they actually believe they’re doing good.
‘Chinese officials only recently have recognized the futility of their long-cherished national goal of food self-sufficiency, said Fred Hu, former head of Goldman Sachs for greater China.
Not high IQ then. As if the Marxism didn’t give it away.
“China will have to import a large quantity of foods from all over the world,” said Hu, a Chinese national who helped raise funds for Shuanghui and now advises his government.
Until we blockade it. Which we’ll have to, to feed our own people.
He agreed with Haley that food is increasingly a matter of political stability for the Chinese government.
“We have a one-party state, and the Communist Party depends on its ability to deliver economic prosperity and consumer satisfaction,” Hu said. “In that way, for the severe shortage of any particular food item, or very significant price inflation, that could be a source of public discontent.”’
The way to beat China is ruthless capitalism, stop buying from them and jack up the prices.
“The government also ordered its domestic food producers to scour the globe, buying foreign companies and agricultural resources that China could control in the coming decades”
During a war, your enemy owns your food. Who wins?
Seige warfare on vulnerable domestic civilians is sneaky little ratbag warfare. Typical r-types. Attack the children, elderly and sick. They suffer first under food supply disruptions.
“China is securing food supplies – increasingly, high-end food such as meat – for its middle class.”
You said national security, that means military.
“The U.S. still enjoys probably the highest living standards in the world,” he said. “My advice for you in the West, after your criticisms, is that you probably should eat less meat to control weight and to stay healthy, right?”
Gaslighting microdick. That’s a Mean Girls tier insult.
He just tried to neg white people. They’re really insecure, huh?
Actually eating meat is healthier and Americans are fat due to processed carbs, they know this.
Trump should specially stamp every product from China or a Chinese company so people have informed consent when buying.
That’s the best, simplest solution. Totally legal, more legal than the current labelling.
PRODUCT OF CHINA in huge letters on the front with the Marxist symbol in blood red.
So other people can see you’re buying it too.
After all, informed consent. People should know which government and ideology their money supports.
Actually, why isn’t there a public list of companies that seem domestic but are actually foreign owned? People have a right to boycott if they please.
“Everyone wants to see China succeed. It’s an old civilization,” she said.
No, if they win, you lose. Zero sum. They’re heartless monsters, their culture is one of torture.
“But it is our government’s prerogative and our government’s responsibility to look out for the interests of U.S. consumers and U.S. industry, just as the Chinese are looking out for their industry and their customers.”
trans. Do your job. You’re not Mother Theresa.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who asked Haley to testify before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, said the U.S. government needs to do more to protect U.S. agriculture.
She is calling on the Treasury Department, which reviews foreign acquisitions of major U.S. businesses, to expand the definition of national security to include food. Such a change could prevent future takeovers of America’s farm and food companies.
Food is too vital an industry for the American people to allow it to be undercut by the Chinese government in the way that it has happened in other industries, Stabenow said when I visited her office in Washington.
“Food security is national security,” she said. “It’s as much a threat for Americans if we don’t control our own food supply as it is if another country gets some kind of defense secret.”
Food production is a defense secret.
In tiny text again: “Food is poised to become the oil of the 21st century, with scarcity and demand creating a situation ripe for wars, riots and uprisings.”
Pope still denies the Government connection, meaning he knew all along.
“But for the first time, he publicly acknowledged the Chinese government’s five-year plan.”
“In many respects, this is carrying out the government’s five-year plan, which is to improve the quality and the security of their food supply,”
“Pope said Smithfield Foods now is transferring its technology to China”
Maybe Pope giving a blowjob under the table to the Chinese Government.
“It will process the meat in China and sell it under the Smithfield brand, according to the company.”
How many American brands have been gutted?
Do the American people not have a right to know in the labeling?
It’s false advertising to use an American brand for a non-American company.
Cultural appropriation is serious business. Especially when it’s used to subvert the culture in question.
“I handed him the Bank of China document that stated the government’s financial support for the deal.”
“I think the concern that others should have is that there’s going to be more foreign companies wanting to buy U.S. companies,” Pope said. “We need to have a bit of concern that what we’ve got, others value more than we do.”
Your choice, America. Label your products correctly or allow foreign governments to literally buy your food over you.
Currently, a lot of “your” food is reserved for a Chan or Wan. The good stuff.
Oh, and stop remittance. That’s an easy one. You hemorrhage money there. Tax it to the hilt.