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Will Gummer Ban International Food?

March 4, 2021

By Paul Homewood





In our glorious meat and dairy free future, just what will we be eating?


Our betters want us to stop eating red meat and dairy because of the impact on climate change. But what about all of the fruit and veg that comes half way round the world before it hits our tables? The carbon footprint of all of those air flights must surely be just as great as our roast lamb and sirloin steaks.


A quick look through our larder how just international our foods are:

Blackberries – Guatemala

Blueberries – Chile

Tomatoes – Morocco

Cherry Tomatoes – Spain

Grapes – S Africa

Bananas – Don’t know, but it sure ain’t Yorkshire!

Coffee – Sumatra

Tea – Kenya

Spinach – Italy

Prawns – SW Atlantic

Apples – Italy

Pineapple – Costa Rica

Oranges – Spain

Sweet Potato – USA

Lettuce – Spain

Carrots – Kenya

Baby Corns – India

Tuna  – Ecuador

Peaches – Chile

Broccoli – Spain

Asparagus – Mexico



Indeed it is hard to find anything at this time of year which is grown in Britain, other potatoes, turnips and a few other vegetables. Whatever else is available has probably been sat in cold storage for months or grown in greenhouses.

Will Mr Gummer ban all of these foods as well? Will we all have to resort to tinned and frozen foods? And what about the effect on the economies of the many developing countries who rely on selling their crops to us?

Who knows, there might be a vegan uprising!

What do we want? Mung beans!!

When do we want them? Now!!

  1. Broadlands permalink
    March 4, 2021 5:34 pm

    “Our betters want us to stop eating red meat and dairy because of the impact on climate change.”

    How is that impact different from when the climate was cooling from 1940 to 1975…or during the Ice Age? It seems to me that the vegans would be the ones adding CO2 and some methane to the atmosphere by eating the vegetation that has sequestered that trace gas. “Let ’em eat cake”? Marie-Antoinette.

  2. mwhite permalink
    March 4, 2021 5:43 pm

    Unfortunately, the public will keep voting for these people.

    • Harry permalink
      March 4, 2021 9:05 pm

      I won’t

    • Gamecock permalink
      March 4, 2021 10:04 pm

      “How many fools does it take to make a public?” – Chamfort

  3. March 4, 2021 5:47 pm

    I understood that man arose out of African animals because he ate meat causing man to develop large brains. It is very appropriate that the man who wants to give up meat is brainless.

    • mjr permalink
      March 4, 2021 6:37 pm

      exactly.. it was discovering fire and watching 2001 so they could learn how to bash a (none native to Africa) tapir on the head and cook it. Seriously it was the sudden discover of unlimited calories and protein that made the difference

  4. Up2snuff permalink
    March 4, 2021 5:53 pm

    Funny thing, but during Project Fear v2 release 3.05 following the EU Referendum result, I noticed that the two German supermarkets in the UK have lots and lots of products, especially fruit, vegetables, meat, milk and cheese proudly displaying the Union flag and ‘British Produce’ and ‘Produced by British Farmers’ tags.

  5. March 4, 2021 6:02 pm

    What about the effect on all those “poor” Third World economies currently supplying us with food, you know the economies we are supporting already?

    Ever think where those perfect long stem roses come from?

    The lack of adult thinking (cause and effect) in the thinly veiled marxism being promoted by useful idiots on the make like Gummar beggars belief.

  6. Penda100 permalink
    March 4, 2021 6:03 pm

    Isn’t this part of the CCC’s grand plan to make life in the UK so miserable that people emigrate or opt for euthanasia. Once the population is reduced, down to say 30 million, hitting our CO2 targets will be easy. Job done.

    • Gamecock permalink
      March 4, 2021 10:07 pm

      A neolithic economy will support less than a million. You are headed for pre-Londinium days.

  7. March 4, 2021 6:06 pm

    I am particularly disturbed by the lack of qualified dietary guidance associated with the vegan craze which is being pushed particularly at children. Vegitarianism is bad enough but this is HARMUL and DANGEROUS for children. Are the ecoloon marxist useful idiots desperate to produce kids with low IQs and rickets again…stupid question regarding the first part.

    • JBW permalink
      March 4, 2021 11:01 pm

      Last summer my better half suffered a nasty burn. The surgeon said to start eating plenty of red meat and eggs to help the healing process.

    • NeilC permalink
      March 5, 2021 6:11 am

      You are quite right, they have not had proper scientific advice. Humans have evolved to be omnivorous and need certain crucial genes to be healthy.

      Some research we did on Chinese vegetables showed there were 11% of some crucial genes missing, which we found in beef, pork, chicken and some sea food. scroll down to Chinese medicine and food.

      • Up2snuff permalink
        March 5, 2021 11:39 am

        And if someone does go fully vegan, especially if young, they really need some good quality vitamin & mineral supplements to be healthy.

        That should also keep the bank balance of Big Pharma healthy as well.

  8. Alex Emodi permalink
    March 4, 2021 6:40 pm

    All these internationally sourced fruits and vegetables actually have miniscule carbon footprints as international air freight is extremely fuel efficient. Not sure this article or thought process really makes sense.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      March 4, 2021 8:34 pm

      Alex, One of the main aims of the green zealots is to limit air travel.
      Fortunately the increase in CO2 allows crops to grow better with less water loss (important in developing country’s with limited water resources.)

  9. Paul weeks permalink
    March 4, 2021 6:51 pm

    The Tesco fine beans we are eating come from Senegal!
    I wonder if they are from the massive British operation called G’s near the main airport you can see on Google Earth that has been growing spring onions employing hundreds of locals and supporting local schools.

    • John Palmer permalink
      March 4, 2021 7:51 pm

      Paul… to the true believer, no sacrifice (for others, natch) is too much when you’re ‘saving-the-planet®’ Get with the movement please!

  10. Devoncamel permalink
    March 4, 2021 7:31 pm

    Others may have noticed the current Quorn advert which claims it can help lower your carbon footprint. Has anyone checked?
    The last advert in 2020 was pulled after complaints. Has any calculation compared the CO2 emissions of, say, producing 1000 calories worth of beef on a farm in the UK with the same for soya grown in er…um…the USA?

    • Michael permalink
      March 4, 2021 8:02 pm

      Erm… Quorn is derived from fungi NOT soya

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      March 4, 2021 8:35 pm

      I find it astonishing that Quorn is actually legal. If it went through drug appraisals it would certainly be banned from sale. It is an amazingly dangerous product to eat with a ridiculously high proportion of people who are seriously (indeed potentially fatally) allergic to it.
      How many food manufacturers have to post this sort of information?
      My wife nearly died after eating Quorn – it must be banned. Bet John Selwyn Ummagumma
      isn’t interested about that sort of thing though.

  11. 1saveenergy permalink
    March 4, 2021 8:19 pm

    From Lidl
    – Radish & Lettuce = Israel
    – Potatoes & Green Beans = Egyptian
    Cod = Iceland
    – Bananas = Columbia
    -Coffee = Kenya, Columbia, Peru
    Mushrooms = Poland
    Honey Pomelo (a big sweet grapefruit, very nice ! ) = China
    Olive Oil = Spain, Italy, Greece
    Elder-flower Cordial = Ireland

    Subsidy Scammer Gummer was famous for force feeding beef to his 4yr old daughter (the only time I’ve wished harm on a child).

    • Stuart Brown permalink
      March 4, 2021 8:53 pm

      Surely not. I think Cordelia Gummer turned out pretty harmless.

      Of course we should all make every effort to reduce the growth of the planet’s population so that we don’t boil ourselves alive/ use up all the resources etc etc. I’m sure Lord Deben would agree – hang on… Cordelia has two brothers and a sister.

    • Up2snuff permalink
      March 5, 2021 11:44 am

      1saveenergy, don’t forget pate from Belgium and pickled herring from, I think Scandinavia, in Lidl. The latter is great and available in two slightly different white sauces.

  12. March 4, 2021 9:38 pm

    If Gummer wants us to ban meat, what are 9 million domestic dogs and 7 million domestic cats going to eat?

    If you wanted to ban meat why not start with getting rid of all these pointless planet resource munching pets?

    While we are on the subject of pointless use of the planets resources, the major rural crop in countless acres of my neck of the woods appears to be Horses!

    • Jbw permalink
      March 4, 2021 10:57 pm

      Hang on a bit. The way things are going you will need a horse to get to work and back! Just think of all that great manure for putting on your allotment…

      • David V permalink
        March 5, 2021 11:24 am

        But you will need to grow hay on the allotment to feed the horse…

  13. StephenP permalink
    March 4, 2021 11:40 pm

    There seems to be a misconception about the insignificant effect eliminating cattle in the UK would have on the world population of cattle and their methane production.
    At present the UK has under 10 million cattle, 0.67% of the world population of cattle.
    Brazil has 211 million cattle, India 189 million, China 113 million, USA 89 million and Ethiopia 54 million. ( I can’t see India getting rid of their sacred cows.) We are 33rd in the world rankings.
    Its a bit like the development of coal fired power stations in China and India swamping our closures.
    As regards methane, the level from cattle in the UK is at a steady state with yearly emissions balanced by the breakdown over 8 years in the atmosphere.
    Cattle in the UK are to a large extent grass-fed on land that is unsuitable for arable crops. Replacing meat and milk products in the national diet would not be as easy as made out by activists.

    • Up2snuff permalink
      March 5, 2021 11:49 am

      Quite right, Stephen. And then a vegan diet is intensive on grains and vegetables. How are they harvested … oh, by fossil fuel vehicles. Oooops!

      • StephenP permalink
        March 5, 2021 2:12 pm

        I think the growing and harvesting is intended to be part of the highly paid, unionised green jobs that are to be created.
        Pure drudgery, but not for the elite!

      • StephenP permalink
        March 5, 2021 2:17 pm

        No machinery involved as it uses fossil fuel, just horse and human power.
        Electric tractors will have half their weight in batteries, not good for soil compaction, and run out of juice after a couple of hours heavy duty such as soil cultivation and combine harvesting.

    • MikeHig permalink
      March 8, 2021 11:54 pm

      It’s my understanding that the effect of methane is heavily overstated because:
      Methane’s absorption spectrum comprises a couple of narrow bands.
      Water vapour’s spectrum is very broad and covers those bands almost completely.
      Water vapour’s atmospheric concentration is about 10,000 times that of methane.
      Therefore methane cannot have any discernible impact as a greenhouse gas – any effect it would have is nullified by water vapour swamping its spectrum.

  14. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    March 5, 2021 4:36 am

    There is a song from the USA that is appropriate to this post:

    Oak Ridge Boys – “American Made” {1983}

    YouTube has a version with this URL ending: /watch?v=JZZUzIJh2pQ

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