World War II – Was It All About The Food?

Food (Policy) For Thought

Hey hey! Just checking in after my first day of work – it’s going to be an exciting time for sure! I am sure to learn loads about climate change and sustainable development policies, and share it all with you – as well as some of my thoughts on my last placement! For now, though, let me share something I watched over dinner:

This is a really brilliant take on World War II history, breaking it down over a war for resources – namely, the possibility of achieving food independence. It also takes on a long-ignored issue, namely that of starvation in the colonies (I already once mentioned this in my post on famines). And shines a thoughtful light onto the possibility of future conflict, especially as we are heading into a time of resource scarcity and calls for ‘food independence’ and ‘autarky’ are appearing again in the speeches…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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