The world has only ten weeks of wheat left.

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There is 'more than enough' wheat stored around the planet at this point in time.

It's just either in the wrong place, like Ukraine or Russia, or it exists on a mythical Chinese balance sheet. We've had 20 years of the USDA telling us that * "half the worlds available wheat is in China, prices must go down, blah blah blah".

* In the words of Warren Buffet, "its only when the tide goes out that you find out who's been swimming naked".
In 12 months time we're going to find out if the USDA's reports are as many have suspected: a load of cock and balls.
 
Partly.

And partly because over privileged nations governments (probably including ours) don’t really give a toss about famine on the other side of the world, as long as they’re alright and can pull the ladder up.
hit the nail on the heat there, the entitlement of the West is sometimes beyond belief (I am also thinking about us importing trained doctors/nurses from third world countries who I guess really need them to stay where they were trained)
 

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hit the nail on the heat there, the entitlement of the West is sometimes beyond belief (I am also thinking about us importing trained doctors/nurses from third world countries who I guess really need them to stay where they were trained)
But those foreign nurses and doctors also send home billions of £ and $ to their families in their home nations every year, which will be aided and abetted by their home governments as it strengthens their own economies. And those who do return also take world class cutting edge skills with them (pun intended).

There is one doctor who many in his country wished had never returned home, an ophthalmic surgeon who worked in Londons Western Eye Hospital before going back to Syria, to eventually become president: Bashar Al-Assad.
 
hit the nail on the heat there, the entitlement of the West is sometimes beyond belief (I am also thinking about us importing trained doctors/nurses from third world countries who I guess really need them to stay where they were trained)

That's not fair. Plenty of countries do themselves a mischief and corruption without it being "the west" fault
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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