Czech Republic is being raped

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Czech Republic is being raped. Please help us to stop that.

Have you ever seen those bright yellow fields in the countryside? Those neverending yellow carpets? Well… These were rape plants and there is a good reason for them to be called that way.

Czech Republic is the world’s leading country in Rape plant cultivation. According to data of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture, Rape is grown on 20% of the total area of our fields. In 2017 it was exactly 407 thousand hectares.

  1. Growing the Rape involves extensive release of nitrous oxide, which is about 300 times worse greenhouse gas than CO2. According to Crutzen’s study of biofuel cultivation, the amount of greenhouse gasses produced during this process is about 50-70% higher than if you used just fossil fuels instead.
  2. The amount of grain that has to be used to fill one tank of a larger sports car with biofuel, a Rape seed product, corresponds with the amount of food one person consumes per year.
  3. 2.5 thousand liters of water are needed for the production of one liter of Rape oil.

But.. these are just statistics. Now it’s gonna get really scary.

  1. Rape kills animals.  Including big mammals like does, deers, or horses. It first makes them blind … and within 24 hours … they are dead. Oh, btw. it causes many deceases to humans as well… like cancer for example.
  2. Ok. Who cares about a few wild animals, right. Much bigger problem though is that it also kills millions of bees and bees fertilise flowers. Without them, we won’t be able to grow our food.
  3. But you know what scares me the most? … In order to grow the the Rape plants, you need to use much more aggressive pesticides than you would use for any other plant. These pesticides get into the soil and eventually they reach the groundwater…. Now, there are some limits for how much of these pesticides can water contain so it’s safe for us to drink. These limits are exceeded on about 40% of Czech territory, in some places by 100 times.

Yes, my friends. We have poisoned our own water.  Czech Republic, is literally being raped by this plant.

Why do we grow so much of it, you may ask…. Well, let me tell you a little story.

This man (Andrej Babis)… is the second richest man in Czech Republic. He owns a company called Agrofert, which is by far the largest Czech agricultural, food and chemical holding. Most of the Rape plants are grown by his company. But it doesn’t end here. Agrofert has a complete closed cycle for Rape. It’s the only company in Czech Republic that produces and supplies  the other farmers with seeds, fertilizers and pesticides …  and then buy up the rape from them, because it’s also the only company that produces biofuel out of it.

So why do we need to grow so much Rape?

This man (Andrej Babis)… has filed in a law that says that every liter of diesel must contain 6% of this biofuel and every liter of gasoline 4.1%…. and guess what? The law has been approved by our parliament within 15 minutes.

How is that possible?

It’s simple. This man (Andrej Babis)… was at that time our minister of finance (the new minister is his friend anyway, so it’s not much of a difference). He is also chairman of the second biggest political party in Czech Republic. His party.. and I’m not exaggerating here, he basically owns that party … His party controls six ministries, like ministry of transportation … you know fuel … transportation … and, this is a good one, ministry of the environment.

But it doesn’t end here. He also owns 50% of Czech printed mass media… I don’t have to tell you what that means.

No, this is not a Hollywood movie theme. This in not Russia. This is the reality in the center of Europe.

How did we get ourselves into this mess…

Anyway … this video isn’t about politics. It’s about the rape plant.

As you can see, this is quite hopeless situation. I really don’t know how to stop the cultivation of the rape plant, other that informing the world about this issue.

I would ask you for a favor. Sign the petition to stop the use of the Rape plant in fuel. It would mean a lot for me, and every other living thing in Czech Republic, if you sign the petition and support us. It would also be great if you could share the video with your friends, so that as many people as possible can hear about this problem.

Thank you!