Are These the 20 Signs That Point to a Global Food Crisis?
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If you will recall last week I posted on the World Bank issuing a report saying that we were just one crisis away from a world food shortage. I ranted on in my way about our President’s and his cronies using (and subsidizing!) 40% of our corn crop for ethanol production. Of stupid and wasteful and possibly tragic government programs Obama’s Ethanol kick is outstanding!
In this article are a few more reason the world’s poor will soon erupt into maddened mobs and the United States will experience high food inflation. That our own government programs are responsible for much of this is reason enough for the people of the world to hate us and to work towards our downfall which will mean more terrorists attacks, so be prepared for this too. BB
Are These the 20 Signs That Point to a Global Food Crisis?
- Posted on April 22, 2011 at 7:09am by Jonathon M. Seidl
On Sunday we heard the head of the World Bank say that he’s “concerned” about food prices, and that we’re “one shock away from a full-grown crisis.” Heavy stuff. But get ready, it’s about to get cinder-block-around-your-feet-in-a-lake heavy.
“In case you haven’t noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis,” writes Michael Snyder over at Zero Hedge. “At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family. It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen.”
In order to prove his case, Snyder provides “20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming.” The first seven are below:
#2 The world is losing topsoil at an astounding rate. In fact, according to Lester Brown, “one third of the world’s cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming through natural processes”.
#4 Due to a lack of water, some countries in the Middle East find themselves forced to almost totally rely on other nations for basic food staples. For example, it is being projected that there will be no more wheat production in Saudi Arabia by the year 2012. (Israel has been using desalination plants for 60 years to provide fresh water for their nation. Israel is a garden in the desert! Why have all the oil rich Arab/Muslim nations not followed suit? the Mediterranean Sea is a big pond of water and the Indian Ocean is even bigger. BB)
#5 Water tables all over the globe are being depleted at an alarming rate due to “overpumping”. According to the World Bank, there are 130 million people in China and 175 million people in India that are being fed with grain with water that is being pumped out of aquifers faster than it can be replaced. So what happens once all of that water is gone?
#8 The tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan have rendered vast agricultural areas in that nation unusable. In fact, there are many that believe that eventually a significant portion of northern Japan will be considered to be uninhabitable. Not only that, many are now convinced that the Japanese economy, the third largest economy in the world, is likely to totally collapse as a result of all this.
#9 The price of oil may be the biggest factor on this list. The way that we produce our food is very heavily dependent on oil. The way that we transport our food is very heavily dependent on oil. When you have skyrocketing oil prices, our entire food production system becomes much more expensive. If the price of oil continues to stay high, we are going to see much higher food prices and some forms of food production will no longer make economic sense at all. (And yet Obama refuses to allow Americans to drill for and use our own vast oil reserves while borrowing $2 billion from china to give to Brazil so that they can drill for oil. He has also given our tax dollars to Cuba and Mexico so that they can drill off of our coast in the Gulf of Mexico while American oil companies are held down under a moratorium. And if that doesn’t fry you then get this: China owns the Cuban companies and is heavily invested with Mexican companies! Which means we Americans are borrowing money from China AND THEN GIVING IT BACK TO THEM TO SUBSIDIZE THEIR OWN INVESTMENT IN OIL! bb)
#10 At some point the world could experience a very serious fertilizer shortage. According to scientists with the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative, the world is not going to have enough phosphorous to meet agricultural demand in just 30 to 40 years.
#17 The commodity price of orange juice has doubled since 2009. (Bad winters has almost wiped out the Florida orange groves so the United States orange production is now almost totally in California. The EPA Environmental Protection Agency has shut off the water supply to southern California farmers because of a minnow!
This minnow has absolutely no value anmd is not part of the food chains so if it goes extinct there is no real loss. But the lose of all the available great food producing land is a real loss. BB)
#19 2011 has already been one of the craziest years since World War 2. Revolutions have swept across the Middle East, the United States has gotten involved in the civil war in Libya, Europe is on the verge of a financial meltdown and the U.S. dollar is dying. None of this is good news for global food production.
#20 There have been persistent rumors of shortages at some of the biggest suppliers of emergency food in the United States. The following is an excerpt from a recent “special alert” posted on Raiders News Network….
Look around you. Read the headlines. See the largest factories of food, potassium iodide, and other emergency product manufacturers literally closing their online stores and putting up signs like those on Mountain House’s Official Website and Thyrosafe’s Factory Webpage that explain, due to overwhelming demand, they are shutting down sales for the time being and hope to reopen someday.
So what does all of this mean?
It means that time is short.
For years, many “doom and gloomers” have been yelling and screaming that a food crisis is coming.
Well, up to this point there hasn’t been much to get alarmed about. Food prices have started to rise, but the truth is that our stores are still packed to the rafters will gigantic amounts of relatively cheap food.
However, you would have to be an idiot not to see the warning signs. Just look at what happened in Japan after March 11th. Store shelves were cleared out almost instantly.
It isn’t going to happen today, and it probably isn’t going to happen tomorrow, but at some point a major league food crisis is going to strike.
So what are you and your family going to do then?
You might want to start thinking about that.
And just in case those facts aren’t heavy enough, CNBC opens its story on a potential U.S. “tipping point” like this:
The combination of rising gasoline prices and the steepest increase in the cost of food in a generation is threatening to push the US economy into a recession, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.