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Jeremy Clarkson Is Worried People Will Turn To Cannibalism Amid Food Shortages

Jayden Collins

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Jeremy Clarkson Is Worried People Will Turn To Cannibalism Amid Food Shortages

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is imagining a bleak cannibalistic future amid the global food crisis.

The world is facing surging inflation as Ukraine is unable to ship wheat and cooking oils out of its main ports due to Russia’s blockade.

Supply chain issues caused by lockdowns in China are also a massive cause for concern. 

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, warned that the world should brace for grave food price rises.

He said on Tuesday (May 17): “That is a major worry, and it is not just a major worry for this country, it is a major worry for the developing world as well. Sorry for being apocalyptic, but that is a major concern.”

In a column for The Sunday Times, Clarkson outlined his fears that we could be heading for a Hunger Games-esque future because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The British broadcast presenter said: “I don’t pretend to be an expert in geopolitics any more than I pretend to be a farmer, but I really think the world has slipped into a pair of margarine trousers and is now hurtling down a well-watered slide into the pit of hunger, misery and death.”

Global prices of grains, cooking oils, fuels and fertiliser are rising the fastest, with Ukraine a major exporter of corn, barley, sunflower oil, and rapeseed oil, while Russia and Belarus account for more than 40 per cent of the world’s crop nutrient potash.

This means farmers will be facing a future with a lot less fertiliser and, in turn, produce a lot less food. 

That fact is leaving Clarkson terrified.

He continued in his column: “Politicians say they are ‘monitoring the situation’, which means they aren’t doing anything at all, but one day they will have to because while people can live without heat or clothing or even sex, they cannot live without food. 

“Hunger makes people eat their neighbours.”

Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy
Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Sheesh, Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm neighbours may want to think about moving out.

He isn’t half wrong in predicting a catastrophic situation.

Countries such as Lebanon and Egypt have already been thrown into social and political turmoil due to their reliance on Ukrainian crops.

The Guardian reports almost 40 countries rely on Russia and Ukraine for more than half of their wheat imports, with some of those countries, such as Syria, Yemen, and Somalia among the most vulnerable in the world. 

It certainly is looking desolate. 

Might move to some abandoned cottage out in Greenland just in case Clarkson’s dystopian prediction becomes reality.

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Morgan 04 / Alamy. Simone Hogan / Alamy.

Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, Food And Drink, Ukraine, Russia

Jayden Collins
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