(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) According to a chef who worked in the White House during the Obama administration, foods such as rice, coffee, chocolate and wine could become scarce over the next few decades.
Sam Kass, who also served as White House senior policy advisor for nutrition, made these statements at a dinner to encourage investments in regenerative agriculture, the Daily Wire reported.
“A number of foods that we hold very dear to our hearts and largely take for granted are under a real threat,” Kass said. “And you’re seeing in the future, we’re on track for a lot of those to become quite scarce and some really to be largely unavailable to most people and others just significantly increased in cost.”
In collaboration with food brand Knorr, the dinner menu focused on many of the staple foods Kass stated to be at risk.
The theme of the evening was “$500 Dinner.” Kass explained that even though the meal served at the event—a mixed rice dish with seafood and truffles—would cost $72 with current prices, it might cost $566 in 2050 when “the ingredients we rely on become even more scarce.”
Kass currently works with Acre Venture Partners, a company that invests in other companies to “create fundamental change[s] in food and agriculture.”
World Economic Forum selected Kass as a Young Global Leader in 2017. The WEF is notorious for fostering narratives that pave the way for a future when the elites get to munch normal food, but the general masses are expected to eat bugs and other regime-approved fare.
At the event, Kass spent much of the time discussing the importance of rice, as it is one of the most popular foods in the world and emits a large amount of greenhouse gasses.
“Food and agriculture is the number two driver of greenhouse gas emissions globally and uses about 70% of the world’s waters. It’s the number one driver of deforestation, land use change,” Kass explained. “It’s really at the center of a lot of these environmental issues.”