Jeremy Clarkson: Global Food Crisis Will Eventually Lead to Cannibalism

The famous British broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson - who is known for being a former Top Gear presenter - said that the ongoing global food crisis caused by Ukraine's war with Russia could lead to cannibalism further down the line in a Sunday Times article.

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Jeremy Clarkson fears that the world is “hurtling down a well-watered slide into the pit of hunger, misery and death,” and he says that he was not sleeping at night and had “a few chin-scratching moments of despair,” due to the situation caused by Ukraine’s war with Russia.

Clarkson is also a farmer and owns a farm; which was the main feature of his Amazon Prime Series entitled: Clarkson’s Farm, he says that surging fertilizer costs are forcing many farmers to let their field lie fallow.

“The problem is that next year many farmers will decide that, because of the costs involved, they’ll use less fertilizer,” he explained. “Some will doubtless try to use none at all. Others will try to use cardboard or lawn clippings or feces instead. Either way they will produce less food. Some farmers — I know of three in my area alone — have already decided to fallow their fields next year and grow nothing at all.”

“And this is not just happening in the UK. It’s a global phenomenon and it could well result in there being maybe 20 per cent less food in the shops than is necessary. That’s bad. And then it gets worse because, between them, Russia and Ukraine grow more than a quarter of global wheat exports.”

He then continued by criticizing the government’s complete failure to deal with to the cost of living crisis that is causing fuel and food poverty, and he warned that people can “live without heat or clothing or even sex,” but “they cannot live without food.”