Okay I think I have my answer to his question, a bit more than where I went with it last night. Ten hours later!
To hold that production is more real than other entities is just relationism, or (in the Deleuzian vein and perhaps the Althusserian) new materialism. It must occupy positions 1 or 2 on my logic square. Which is why in the end it can't think apples, chimps and even spoons.
And global warming, whose amortization rate far exceeds the human and his/her production, so different, claims Marx, from spiders and bees.