In the midst of unprecedented inflation, skyrocketing commodity prices, and projected food shortages and supply chain issues arising as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an interesting story has started to surface: food processing plants globally appear to be catching fire and burning down at a notable rate.
For weeks, social media users and bloggers have been throwing around the story that dozens of food processing facilities have mysteriously burned down over the last few months.
It’s a phenomenon that has even caught the attention of top-rated cable TV news host Tucker Carlson, who spoke about it this week.
“This is the second time in a week something like this happened,” Carlson said about breaking news after a plane crashed into a food facility in Georgia.
“So industrial accidents happen, of course, but this is a lot of industrial accidents at food processing plants. At the same time, the president is warning us of food shortages. They’re getting hit by planes and catching on fire. What is going on here?” Carlson asked.
Carlson’s guest, Jason Rantz opined: “It could lead to some serious food shortages. That’s why people are wondering, well, number one, what’s going on? And you’ve got people speculating that this might be an intentional way to disrupt the food supply. Police are saying that these fires are due to faulty issues with equipment, so they’re not saying this was intentional.”
But Carlson admitted there was little in the way of evidence of a conspiracy: “The onus is on people who think this is a conspiracy theory to explain what is going on, what are the odds of that. I have no idea.”