As a cooking aficionado and a "conspiracy
theorist", this piece caught the attention of your amateur chef / "paranoid" reporter here for those two reasons.
Several years have passed since we abandoned the use of pine nuts for our pesto sauce recipe. You see, just like the cost
of coffee, chocolate, laundry detergent, cereal, ice cream, butter etc. have all risen steadily; so too has the cost
of pine nuts. Because the nuts were already a bit on the expensive side to start with, the price increases are really noticeable.
Pesto recipes today consist of pistachios instead - although at the rate they are also rising in cost, peanuts may soon
take their place!
As anyone with even a basic understanding of the counterfeiting operation known as The Federal Reserve knows by now,
it is the incessant creation of debt-based currency that is causing food prices to rise and rise and rise - and store packages
to shrink and shrink and shrink. Not to worry, dear reader. The evil geniuses at the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been
good enough to remove food prices from the Consumer Price Index. You're fine!
Food inflation is rising far faster than wages!
2- BANCAROTTA! by
M S King (due out soon) will explain why.
From the point of view of a Globalist criminal, this piece is deceptive on three
levels. First, it completely ignores the true "How" and "Why" of pine nut inflation. Secondly, the
writer, Jonathan Slaght, uses the piece to promote goofy unscientific environmentalism. And finally; well, we'll leave that
as the not-so-hard-to-predict surprise.
A few excerpts, each followed by truthful analysis:
Slaght: The tiny, delectable pine nut is often viewed as essential to a classic pesto “alla
Genovese,” but it is the most vexing ingredient — for the high cost of even a small packet or jar of them.
Analysis: You got that right Slaght. As previously stated, we at The Anti-New York Times have switched to
pistachio pesto sauce.
They also come at another kind of price: The pine nut industry may be contributing to the crash of an ecosystem.
Analysis: Oh please! Pine trees are as abundant as blades
of grass (well, not quite). What are you trying to accomplish by peddling this nonsense about "the crash of
Slaght: According to the International
Union for Conservation of Nature..
The IUCN is a Globalist organization founded by Julian Huxley -- an "evolutionary humanist", Fabian
Socialist, and an outspoken proponent of One World Government. Thanks for the clue, Slaght.
Huxley's Globalist IUCN couldn't care a rat's rear-end about polar bears or pine nuts.
Slaght: ... a majority of pine nuts imported
into the United States come from the Korean pine tree, a keystone species found primarily
in the southern parts of the Russian far east.
So, the IUCN, an NWO "environmentalist" front if there ever
was one, is calling attention to America's Russian imports of pine nuts. Where are we going with this, Mr. Slaght?
The temperate rain forest of this wild corner of Russia represents a mere 1 percent of the country’s territory yet contains about a quarter of its endangered vertebrate species.
Analysis: So many "endangered species" now
barely holding up in Putin's Russia, eh Slaght? The astute readers of The Anti-New York Times are on to you
Slaght: As a biologist, ...
Analysis: "As a biologist" -- Self promoting sophist! Sleazy Slaght is expecting that we all bow down to his "scientific credentials"
and accept everything he says at face value.
spent much of the last 20 years exploring the region’s forests ...
Analysis: Oh yeah? And your humble reporter here, speaking "as
a historian", has "spent much of the last 20 years" studying and exposing the Globalist bullshit of folks like you, Sulzberger
and the IUCN. How's that for "credentials", Slaght?
An ever-expanding road network, driven by
selective logging, is exposing more and
more of the region to the covetous reach of pine nut harvesters. Once collected, the cones are shucked and the nuts, still
in their shells, are sold to Chinese merchants, who haul truckloads across the border to China. From there, they are shipped
to overseas markets.
Analysis: Oh the bloody drama! Slaght's ominous description of
"covetous pine nut harvesters" and "Chinese merchants" hauling their loot "across the border"
sounds like he is describing African poachers trafficking in elephant tusks or rhino horns. They are just frickin' pine cones!
Oh those naughty, naughty Russian pine
cone harvesters. They are as bad as ivory poachers -- shipping pine cones "with the nuts still in their shells".
Slaght: The global
demand is making this harvest unsustainable. The entire Korean pine ecosystem (located in Russia) could collapse
if it continues.
exactly what observable scientific evidence of this "ecosystem collapse" can you provide for us,
Slaght: We are already seeing the cracks appearing: The
shortage of pine nuts in the forests may have contributed to recent incidents of starving bears roaming the streets — and even attacking residents
— in Luchegorsk, a Russian town near the Chinese border.
Analysis: Lions and tigers and "starving bears in the streets" -- Oh my! Mamma Mia! Ban pesto
Slaght: The Korean (Russian)
pine nut pesto you eat today thus carries with it an unseen cost that could shatter an ecosystem bottom to top, seedling to
tree, and chipmunk to tiger.
Analysis: Oh no! Not the chipmunks too! This is really serious.
Even the chipmunks and Tony the Tiger are not safe from Putin's pesto poachers!
Have you no sense of decency, Mr. Putin?
Slaght: For those who feel that
it’s the combination of roasted nuts and fresh basil that gives pesto its unique flavor and texture, walnuts, cashews,
pistachios and even almonds are all palate-pleasing alternatives. Or if you must have pine nuts, then one option is to buy
Analysis: In other words, pine nuts are still
OK to eat, just not the ecosystem-busting ones that come from Russia. Cue up Church Lady in 3...2...1...
The other possibility is simply to leave the pine nuts out.
Cookbooks and websites are rife with pine-nut-free recipes. Ask yourself: Is a nutty pesto really worth
risking a priceless ecosystem?
Save the planet. Boycott Russia.
Closing line: Jonathan C. Slaght is the projects manager for
the Russia program of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Analysis: From the website of Slaght's Wildlife Conservation Society:
"We apply our science to discover how best to limit the impacts of climate change
on ecosystems, wildlife, and people, increasing resilience and providing insurance against a rapidly changing world."
Pardon the corny pun, but Sulzberger's anti-Russian obsession is getting "nuttier" by the day. It's
time for this cook to switch back to pine nut based pesto sauce-- regardless of the cost!