A global food crisis quietly looms as governments across the world push “green policies” that are forcing farmers out of business.
In an exclusive Epoch Original Documentary “No Farmers No Food: Will You Eat the Bugs?” Roman Balmakov exposes a decades-old master plan to disrupt the world’s food supply.
“This is the next global crisis that is being ignored by media across the world,” says Mr. Balmakov, host of EpochTV’s “Facts Matter.”
He takes you along on a journey that captures the real-life stories of farmers in the United States, The Netherlands, and Sri Lanka who are losing their land and livelihoods under the guise of climate change.
Film OverviewMr. Balmakov uncovers the history of the climate crisis and how it was conceived by world leaders during the United Nations Conferences on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit, in June 1992, shortly after the Cold War ended.
"All roads led to the U.N. [United Nations]," Mr. Balmakov, who also directed the film, told The Epoch Times during an interview before a special Red Carpet Premiere on Sept. 23, where the documentary was screened by about 200 attendees at the Stop 30x30 Summit in Irving, Texas.
The film dives into Agenda 30, previously known as Agenda 21, and how global policies set forth by the U.N. aim to end private farming and create dependence on a one-world government that will control the world's food supply.
World leaders are blaming climate change for continued increasing food prices across the globe.
"And their solution might surprise you," says Mr. Balmakov in the film. "According to the United Nations, [bugs] might actually be your future dinner.
"People in charge of some of the most powerful organizations on the planet have determined that agriculture, specifically animal agriculture, is to blame for global warming and global warming is to blame for the high prices of food and food shortages."
The film explores how governments are using the climate agenda—at home and abroad—to take control of private farmlands.
"You would assume the government would want to help the farmers," Mr. Balmakov said. "The biggest surprise to me was how far this has already gotten."
In the film, California ranchers explain to Mr. Balmakov how the state's water board introduced emergency drought regulations last year, citing protection for the Coho salmon, which the state claims is endangered.
Cattle rancher Theodora Johnson of Scott Valley says those regulations prevent property owners from accessing their own groundwater. She says without water, ranching is not sustainable.
"Water is what makes everything work," Ms. Johnson said in the film. "In Scott Valley, you can't do anything without water."
The Netherlands' 'Nitrogen Crisis'Mr. Balmakov also travels to the Netherlands, where farmers are being forced to reduce their herds by 50 to 90 percent in the name of climate change.
In 2019, the Dutch government declared a "nitrogen crisis" and began implementing regulations to drastically cut nitrogen emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
The small country, which has a rich history in animal farming, has been the biggest exporter of meat in Europe, but the landscape is changing, and centuries-old family farms are going out of business.
Several farmers and experts say the entire nitrogen crisis was created so that the government could take control of the land.
Martijn Vorkink, a fourth-generation farmer, says the land becomes worthless when it can no longer be farmed. Therefore, many farmers are selling their land to the government because they cannot afford to keep it if it no longer supports their families.
Starving in Sri LankaThe documentary will show you first-hand what happens when government regulations impose bans on chemical fertilizers that help farmers produce crops.
In 2021, the Sri Lankan government banned chemical fertilizers and pesticides, claiming it was to provide an organic diet for everyone in the country.
The move dramatically crippled rice crops, a food staple for the island nation of about 22 million people, and threw the country into an economic crisis and food shortage.
Reactions to the FilmThe documentary shines the spotlight on how some innocuous-sounding policies are harmful to the food supply.
"The thing that is most concerning is that they are positioning regulations that push small farmers out," Margaret Byfield, executive director of American Stewards of Liberty, told The Epoch Times after the screening. Ms. Byfield is also featured in the film.
Others said the film is a wake-up call to the deception hidden behind the global "green policies."
"Roman Balmakov did a phenomenal job in unveiling the harsh realities and the untold stories that needed to be brought to light," Stephaine Cross told The Epoch Times. Ms. Cross, owner of Tennessee Real Properties, LLC, attended the film premiere in Irving.
"I found it both sobering and horrifying! The [film] contents were both revealing and unsettling, shedding light on the aspects that have been meticulously and deceptively hidden from us."