Be careful what you wish for is the message to give to those green zealots who want to go back to simple "chemical free" farming. it might sound attractive to many of the public who have been fed a constant diet of how wonderful organic farming is. So, before you go out and glue yourself to some "evil" chemical works read this:
The anarchic scenes in Sri Lanka are a lesson for all governments, says MARK ALMOND | Daily Mail Online
Its a common practice to blame a country's problems on something that wasn't the real cause.ReplyDelete
Sri Lanka now imports $3bn (£2.3bn) more than it exports every year, and that is why it has run out of foreign currency. At the end of 2019, Sri Lanka had $7.6bn (£5.8bn) in foreign currency reserves, which have dropped to around $250m (£210m).
Sri Lanka: Why is the country in an economic crisis? - BBC
It is true that there were several contributory causes, but one of the main ones was the reduction in crop yields due to the government mandating a ban on fertiliser, as stated in the article highlighted above. Yes, the country was poor and vulnerable and then this tipped it over the edge. Holland is also facing massive protests as a result of government pressure on farmers to reduce fertiliser use - see //www.farminguk.com/news/dutch-farmers-protest-against-government-plans-to-cut-emissions_60719.htmlReplyDelete