The United Nations wields an enormous amount of power, so much that it should make anyone nervous, or at the very least critical. The sheer size and scope of the organization is immense along with its not-so-subtle agenda and supporters.
Agriculture, being the lynchpin of every civilized society, is among one of the first industries to be caught in the UN’s crosshairs for global reformation. To put this into clear perspective, let’s examine how it gets caught up in the infamous 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What Are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The 2030 agenda as we know it today was formally adopted by the UN in 2015. According to the UN, it “provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” The core infrastructure revolves around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call all countries to act. These goals encompass a total of 169 targets, 3,110 events, 1,307 publications, and 5,489 actions.
Some of these goals seem commendable, for example, goals like “zero hunger,” “no poverty,” and “affordable and clean energy.” However, further examination shows a different view.