Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 285

Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 10: Preparing the Ideal Environment Centering on the Providence of the Ocean and Latin America
Chapter 2: The Ocean Providence and Development of Marine Resources
Section 4: Addressing the World’s Food Shortage, Paragraph 23-37

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23   We have to make fish farms. To seed them, we will incubate fish eggs and raise the hatchlings for several months. Then we will place the fish in vinyl bags, punch holes in each one, and ship them by airplane to the fish farms. Once at the fish farm we can drop each bag of live fish into a tank of water. This is how in the future we can start up fish farms everywhere in the world. 

In Alaska there are more than three million lakes larger than 16 acres in area. If we farm fish in these lakes, each one can sustain 200 or even 300 households. If we could farm fish in all three million lakes, it would be enough for 600 million people. Likewise, if we could create fish farms in the many lakes in Africa, we could feed 650 million people. In this way we would be able to solve humanity's food shortage.

24   We cannot solve the food shortage problem by just using the land. We must develop the ocean, too. When God created the world, He created all types of fish fit for the water and temperature of each region and for each of the four seasons. We have to farm fish in consideration of all these factors. 

This will not be possible as long as people act only out of self-interest. They can do all of this only if they act for God's Will and the public good.

25   I went to Alaska and studied the king salmon. The king salmon is one of the five species of the salmon family. I personally consider the king salmon to be the number one of all fish. This salmon dies soon after it lays its eggs. I think God created it this way for its posterity, but now the time has come when we can use artificial means to enable the mother salmon to live, without having to sacrifice itself as food for its spawn. 

If the salmon goes out to the ocean, makes it back to its birthplace, lays its eggs, and can be preserved alive, it will be the simplest and best way to produce food for human beings. If you went to a fish farm that cultivated such salmon, you would not have any problem finding something to eat for lunch. You would experience a lunch more delicious than anything you had ever tasted. Tuna sashimi is nothing compared to this. That is how delicious king salmon is.

These days the pollution problem is becoming severe. If everyone has to use fire to cook food in order to eat it, eventually the pollution from all that burning will create a serious problem. So, we need to guide people to eat as much raw fish as possible. This will become a pressing issue in the future.

 The destruction of the ozone layer at the South Pole is also becoming a serious problem. Seeing all these problems arising, we come to the conclusion that fish are the best way to solve humanity's food shortage problem. Fish come from eggs, and eggs are in virtually unlimited supply.

26   During my decades in the seafood business, I have been concerned with addressing the problem of humanity's food shortage. As a result of this concern, I developed fish powder which is a high-protein food, full of nutrients that cannot be found in any animal meat. I made it in the form of a powder that is easy to store and transport. Ninety-eight percent of the end product is protein. The developed nations are supposed to find solutions to the food shortage problem. What they have not been able to do, I am doing.

27   Canada, Russia, America, Japan and Germany are all interested in the oceanic enterprises that we are now undertaking. When fish are caught, a substantial part of the catch is not consumed. It is discarded, even though it is edible and nutritious. We began collecting this part of the catch and processing it into a nutritional supplement that we hoped we could send for use in developing nations. Word got around, and now people from those nations have taken a great interest in what the Unificationists are doing.

28   Famine is one of the most serious problems we face in the world today. Hence, it is urgent for us to secure food. The solution cannot even be found in the United States, only in South America. Here in South America, all you need is a hectare of land somewhere and you can plant crops. If you clear a hectare of land and plant crops on it, no one says anything. If you travel along the borders between countries, you will find a lot of empty, idle land. If you cultivate that land, you will not starve. But after that comes an environmental issue. That is why I encourage fish farming. We just cannot get enough quality protein from the food on land. For this reason, I am strongly promoting fish farming, and eating fish rather than meat.

29   People in the third world understand that I am going through hardships in order to save them. They know that for this purpose I made a farm in Jardim, and also that I am preparing to build a fish powder factory there. People living in difficult circumstances in the third world are on my side. What if the fish powder that we supply them saves the lives of the many refugees around the world and manages to solve the food shortage problem? When that happens, I am sure that a large portion of humanity will work together with us. 

Then True Parents' legacy will remain forever, even if the earth sinks under the sea and the heavens collapse. By so doing, I want the descendants of today's Unification Church members to be able to praise and glorify God with confidence. They will see the people of the world making pilgrimages to Jardim and appreciating it as the foundation of the great achievements we have made and particularly of our efforts to save humanity by fish farming.

 30   The time has arrived when we can go to the oceans near the South Pole, catch krill, and utilize it to solve the world's food shortage. This will make a real impact on humanity. That is why two-thirds of the people of the world are keeping an eye on our oceanic enterprises. With the teachings of the Unification Church and the ocean providence, our church members are making comprehensive preparations to solve the world's food shortage. With this, the entire world can find hope. We are past the daybreak; now the time has come when the sun of hope is rising and no one can stop it.

31   There is an unlimited number of krill in the oceans near the South Pole. There is more than enough krill to feed all humanity, but much of it just dies without being utilized for this purpose. Our challenge is to find a way to catch the krill, quickly grind it into powder, and set up a distribution and marketing system in 185 nations to make it sell it at cost. I am making a plan to do just that. 

There is no better product for the national messiahs, who are the Abel leaders of their nations, to help their nations. Krill has all the necessary ingredients for feeding and saving their people. That is why I am directing them to create a system to distribute this product. Our purpose is not to make a profit; all we need is to cover our costs. So, the pending issue is how we can create an efficient marketing system in each nation to fulfill this objective.

32   We have to grind the krill we catch into powder. Ordinarily it is difficult to do this, and hence krill is only sold as an expensive health product. However, we will mass produce krill powder and deliver it at a minimal cost. The only reason we are doing this is to serve humanity. If all four of our ships catch krill and are operating at optimum capacity, we can make a great impact on the problem of world hunger. We can produce enough fish powder to help half the world's starving people. 

People in the third world and in developing nations already know I am doing these things for them. I have already invested a huge amount of money into research and development. We have now concluded all our experiments. To manufacture fish powder, we assembled a main factory in Uruguay and additional auxiliary facilities.

Our missions in 185 nations will cooperate with each national government, and with the help of the state's power the way will open to distribute and sell the krill powder. Because our purpose is to help the people of the world who are suffering from malnutrition, governments will support us. Once we can import the fish powder through our movement's networks, we will create a market to sell it in cooperation with the government of each nation.

33   I feel hope when I talk about fish powder. In order to create fish powder, I purchased four 7,000-ton ships and plan to deploy them to catch krill at the South Pole. This is my solution to the global food shortage. We have to do this quickly. The world is now watching what I am doing. In one year, they will all be able to catch up with us. Then we will have healthy competition. The well-endowed aid organizations will come with their global networks. That is why we must move quickly. Among the national messiahs in 185 nations, I will assemble teams of four and appoint one person as the team leader. I must begin seriously to educate and train them for this task.

34   We need to study how to use krill in making fish bait. Selling bait is a serious business, a global business. The fish powder we are making with krill contains many nutrients. It is extremely good for human beings. It is also excellent for making fish bait. We are researching this step by step, experimenting with more than 20 different processes for its manufacture. 

We can also make fish bait using fish that are about to die, at which point they start to smell. They generate an odor that attracts certain kinds of fish. The thousands of different types of fish in the world each have their own favorite bait. We can grind it into powder and make as much fish bait as we want. We can make dozens of different types.

Pacu, a fish native to South America, eat different things depending on the region where they live. In the Salobra River the pacu would not bite my crabs, but they would bite the fruit of the rubber tree. However, when I fished near the Americano Hotel in the Pantanal, the pacu would not bite the fruit of the rubber tree. Fish eat different foods depending on the region. So we should make dozens of different types of bait using high protein krill.

35   We have entered an era when people will be able to make as much bait for salt-water fish as they want by mixing various vitamins and ingredients from different types of fish. Some people prefer to dine on fish that ate a certain kind of food. So we have to make bait from a mix of fish powder according to their preference. 

International Oceanic Enterprises (IOE) has broken the record in making fish powder. The krill at the South Pole are small. I already developed a process that enables us to extract the nutrients and transform it into food. Until now, krill was not made into food because governments did not support it. Hence, 500 million tons of krill were perishing each year at the South Pole. Right now our facilities catch about 100 million tons, but still 400 million tons of krill are wasted each year. If we could only harvest all of it, we could feed as many people as we want. There is no greater resource on earth than this. It contains lots of nutrients that are extremely good for health. Krill is the reason many penguins, sea lions and seals live near the South Pole. Human beings can survive for a week eating it, even just having a small portion for one meal per day.

36  The foundation I have created through my ocean business is such that you can go anywhere—to the South Pole or to the North Pole. We are currently catching krill in the oceans near the South Pole. Developed nations tried to make it into food, but failed. However, with the support of our own research and continuing efforts, we succeeded. Hence, the krill operation that IOE has at the South Pole is at the cutting edge of the marine industry. We have reached the top of the world. We began with two 7,000-ton ships; now we have five. When we increase this in the future to 20 ships, we can go beyond competing with other nations and start supplying enough protein to solve the malnutrition problem of all people.

37  It seems like only yesterday that we did not have even a single boat. We worked so hard to acquire that first boat. Our fishing enterprise that began in Gloucester near Boston has now expanded beyond Alaska and South America to arrive at the South Pole. Under God's protection we pioneered the ocean, and despite opposition we have now reached the point where the world cannot ignore us. For this I am grateful to God.

We are not in the fishing business to make money. We did it to develop the ocean industry. We built five ships and caught krill that otherwise would have died for nothing, and now we stand on the cutting edge of solving the world's food shortage problem. Thereby, we have now gained the attention of companies and nations that also have been developing the world's marine industries. The fact that I built such a foundation beginning from Gloucester in the vicinity of Boston can only have been with God's support, as He followed me around wherever I went.

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