How Many People Died for Your Green Consumer Fix
January 23, 2013 • 11:57AM

In January 2011, the Obama Administration unveiled its new ecolabel, "USDA Certified Biobased Product," with a logo of a rising sun over sloping fields, to go on various qualified consumer products, along with a figure giving the percent of the inputs which came from agriculture, instead of that farm output going into food for people. This advance will now aid you to figure exactly how many lives have been terminated, to provide you with green products. Such bioproducts range from disposable plastic plates (corn), to paint (soy), ink (soy), glue (milk), and construction materials (various crops)— all made from food or other farm biomass.

For example, if you use a home floor cleaner, with the ecologo listing an agri-green percent of 50%, that means that by using this product, you can feel glad you helped get rid of, maybe, one or two people somewhere, who died for lack of food. Thus you do your bit to help relieve the Earth of too many eaters.

A really high agri-green input percentage, e.g., on large items, such as soybean oil candles — at 80% — for a cathedral at Christmas, might, for example, knock off 12 Ethiopians. You can then feel really good and green, the way Sir David Attenborough does.

In the 1970s, the environmentalist movement was fostered internationally, cooked up in the social-manipulation labs of the neo-British Empire, to promote the lie that people pollute, and the world must be de-populated. Go green.

In the 2000s, this began to be insinuated into U.S. agriculture law. In the 2002 five-year farm law, a program called "BioPreferred" was started, to push bioproducts in the US Department of Agriculture's in-house Federal purchasing program. This was expanded in the 2008 law (Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008).

But when Obama came into office in 2009, this green operation was ramped up to real killer levels. In fact, the USDA ecolabel is not even required for ethanol, because it is so extensive; corn-ethanol now takes over 42% of the entire yearly corn harvest, whose loss for food accounts for millions of deaths. Nor is the ecolabel required for biodiesel, which takes 26% of annual U.S. soybean oil. The Obama Administration is also pushing sorghum-for-biofuels.

Some final details, FYI. Cotton tee shirts and similar traditional bio-products, in use as of 1972, are grandfathered in, and don't qualify for the "USDA Certified Biobased Product." But 900 biobased product certifications are now valid, as of December 31, 2012. They include cosmetics, packaging, vehicle maintenance — so many ways you can take food away from people. The USDA offers a catalog of bioproducts. Go on line for green death: www.biopreferred.gov