(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Continuing what has been an ongoing destruction of food production plants around the globe, including upwards of at least 700 in the United States since President Joe Biden took office, a seafood processing factory in Canada burned to the ground over the weekend, followed on Monday by the destruction of the largest egg farm in New Zealand.
The W.E. Acres Crabmeal plant in New Brunswick suffered what the company’s owner declared as a “total loss” from the blaze, reported the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Although a cause for the fire has not been officially determined, and despite suspect circumstances surrounding the inferno, authorities insisted that it was not arson. The building’s owner, while also denying any theory of arson, told CTV News that an explosion of unknown origin in an oil drum ignited the blaze inside the plant, which produces seafood, fertilizer and animal feed as a major disturber in Canada, the United States and globally.
“WTF is going on? It’s one of many similar ‘accidents’ recently,” tweeted one concerned Canadian. “Are we supposed to starve to death?”
The question took on added urgency when the incident was followed internationally on Monday by a fire at New Zealand’s largest egg producer that killed at least 75,000 hens, according to Zero Hedge.
“Egg supplies are tight, so this will not assist in any way,” said Michael Brooks, executive director of the Egg Producers Federation.
The dual blazes mirror the destruction of myriad other food processing plants, a disturbing trend that prompted the FBI to issue a warning last spring.
“Ransomware actors may be more likely to attack agricultural cooperatives during critical planting and harvest seasons, disrupting operations, causing financial loss, and negatively impacting the food supply chain,” the bureau advised.
Last September it was reported that nearly 700 food processing plants had been destroyed since Biden took office. The wreckage has impacted not only the United States, but also other countries and global supply chains.
“If I had any doubts about this being on purpose, that is completely gone at this point,” an independent researcher told the Gateway Pundit at the time. “It’s almost terrifying seeing what is going on and the majority of people have no idea. Every day something else happens to add to this list.”
Subsequent events have added to concerns. The incidents of food processing facilities being burned to cinders in the U.S. alone have included a flour mill in Oregon that went up in flames; the giant JBS USA meat-processing plant in Nebraska that caught fire, costing the U.S. about 5% of it beef supply; a fire that forced Taylor Farms Food in California to stop production and Azure Standard, one of the country’s largest organic food producers burned to the ground.
Preceding the New Zealand fire, the United State’s third-largest egg-producing plant burned down last month amidst a national egg shortage. The fire at Connecticut’s Hillandale Farms destroyed thousands of hens and has yet to be explained.
How did one of the largest egg production plants burn down during a national egg shortage? pic.twitter.com/WhmHmsHzcu
— E (@ElijahSchaffer) January 29, 2023