Friday, January 7, 2011

7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis

Food inflation is here and it's here to stay.  We can see it getting worse every time we buy groceries. Basic food commodities like wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice have been skyrocketing since July, 2010 to record highs.  These sustained price increases are only expected to continue as food production shortfalls really begin to take their toll this year and beyond.
Dehydrated Food
This summer Russia banned exports of wheat to ensure their nation's supply, which sparked complaints of protectionism.  The U.S. agriculture community is already talking about rationing corn over ethanol mandates versus supply concerns. We've seen nothing yet in terms of food protectionism.

Global food shortages have forced emergency meetings at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization where they claim "urgent action" is needed.  They point to extreme weather as the main contributing factor to the growing food shortages.  However, commodity speculation has also been targeted as one of the culprits.

It seems that the crisis would also present the perfect opportunity and the justification for the large GMO food companies to force their products into skeptical markets like in Europe and Japan, as recently leaked cables suggest.  One thing is for sure; food shortages will likely continue to get worse and eventually become a full-scale global food crisis.

Here are seven reasons why food shortages are here to stay on a worldwide scale:


  1. Owing to the inability to create real profits in america,speculators are using counterfeit near cost free US dollars supplied by the fed to speculate on food commodity futures throughout the world .
    This is one part of the currency wars .the last ditch stand of the dollar hegemony in world trade and finance
    This all jacks up food prices for the poor of the world who have to pay the price in order to eat.
    But as we are dealing in monopolising world food prices ,the inflationary/speculators effect on world food prices will be also soon be felt by american debt peons and on their geneticaly modified corn syrup based diets in their own supermarkets soon.

    Thats the food security of "competitive" free trade!
    Printing excess US money eats away and destroys its own paper value and higher prices inevitably result as it must all compete in the markets for a profit.

  2. Doom Despair and agony on me

    Deep dark depression, excessive misery

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all;

    Doom , despair and agony on me !

    Cost of one packet ( approx. 250 ct.) lettuce seeds = $1.50 - grow it on your windowsill
    Cost of one whole Chicken = $4.50 ea.
    Cost of one Lb. pasta = $.65
    Cost of one packet of Roma tomato seeds ( approx.
    125 per packet) = 2.25 - grow 'em wherever you want; the damn things will grow damn near anywhere!

    I will feed you well on the above ingredients and some water.

    What the fuck are we talking about here? Idiot people whom have no clue and are of modern, progressive, welfare mentality.

    Until that changes, nothing will change.

    Simple as that

  3. So ,america can still put a chicken in every pot?

  4. people need to start to do their own research - at least a little bit - before shooting their mouths off. The above poster is correct on the chicken as in my area you can buy a whole, small fryer for under 5 bucks as well. Alot of people don't buy them 'cause thy're too damn lazy to further process the bird.

    Right now it's a consumers market for pork as well - it costs me almost 265 dollars to bring a hog to a dressed weight of 150# - at a buck forty a pound; well you do the math and tell me why I am behind on my bills.

    I'm tired of these dumb assed taliking heads spouting off about subject matter that they've no idea about, having never done it themselves.
    When we decide to pull such brilliant manuevers
    like take 20% of our corn production and move it to ethanol mfg. that saves us nothing and ends up costing everybody more in the end

    How in the hell do you compete with that - you don't

  5. Amazing, 1 in 6, 1 in 7, wow, yet its like 7 to 1 with cell phones, 7 to 1 with high speed ISP, 5 to 1 with new Ipads, and I see no let up on the traffic or the lines at restaurants.

    Looks like things are going along fine out there with damned near every driver I see on the road has a damned cell phone glued to their ear and yappin away, even in the check out line at WallMart I watched some with a cell to the ear all the way through the line and the paying process, unreal, and this is wallmart, a low cost retailer.

    I never owned a cell phone, use dialup ISP, still have my 35 year old 19" TV, and still can't deal with the cost of dental care or these no inflation no need for a COLA ever increasing food prices.

    I just want that Bernakapart to get off the low rates and get the damned banks to start paying better rates again with all that free money.

  6. Catholic Blogger Paul Melanson has an interesting piece on a prophecy from St. Nilus having to do with the dying birds and fish.

  7. i live neer area with meny of corn-bean feelds pluus lots of cowsand hog ferms so we dont has the foood problem heres so wyy all the gollom and doom pleas?

  8. 10:55 if you're serious and not just a bad typer, no offense, I can help clear up the confusion that may persist.

    There is no food shortage, you are definitely right. People who claim it to be a food shortage are inaccurate. There is plenty of food in this world, even though things that we may have had more of in the last 20 years, or even 20th century might dwindle, others might even grow more.

    There is going to be massive food price inflation, and most likely a cost for gas that will leave Americans unable to drive anywhere. Food will be hitting prices that nobody except billionaires will afford. At that point everything becomes irrelevant... even a trillion dollars.

    Bernanke knows it's over, that's why he figures he'll just print out money for his friends so they can grab what they need and take off to shelter. Most politicians are clueless though. The only ones who are getting ready to escape are the big time bastards, probably only the billionaires or uber elite insiders. Everyone else better hope they have good neighbors.

    And if you are rich you probably want to lay low. Not saying I'm against rich people, but there are many people that will follow their bestial impulses and try looking for scapegoats or people to blame.

    I wouldn't carry any flags either. Just be bare naked, well rather in a plain manner. Be neutral in everything, that way everybody can be a friend and no one will be out to get you.

    Planet Earth is about to get really FUN!

  9. If in doubt about the sensible way out and hungry ,just "eat the Rich" before they starve you to death.

  10. This is in response to Jennifer Goguen.

    Isn't there to be a chastisement first followed by the age of peace as per the revelations given to us by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. "In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph and a period of peace will be granted to mankind". Also the messages of Our Lady of Good Success indicate that the after the corruption of this age the Church will undergo a complete renewal. I think this prophecy of St. Nilus pertains to the very end of the world. Of course that doesn't cancel out the fact the we are witnessing a huge corruption of morals in our own day. However this is not the end of the world and the man of sin has yet to be born at some future date.

  11. 4:57 and non thinkers like you; please put on your caps just for a moment.

    Please guard heavily against lumping the stupid assed masses of the cities, inner cities and suburbs against their rural counterparts who have been preparing for this for 20 years and more.

    My neighbor raises boar goats and is 100% energy efficient; that is to say he purchases zero energy from any source. This man has it all wind, solar and natural gas - I mean, we're talking about a farm that raises well over 10,000 goats a year!

    Just for you city slickers who know next to nothing about how this really works; it goes something like this:

    You have 500 acres; you till the earth with your tractor which is fueled. by natural gas. Your fertilizing the soil with goat poop and their bedding which is straw, hay and grasses.
    Said goats are watered by natural springs which run into a cistern and pumped to solar heated and cooled barns via 2 large windmills, which when not called upon to pump water; pump electricity to a series of battery packs in case the solar panels do not recieve enough sunlight that day/s.

    The herd is naturally sustainable and let to breed and have young on a natural cycle; all the while; the 3 years olds are taken to market.

    This farm can live in virtual perpetuaty with no influences from some stupid fuck with either 5 bucks or 5 billion.

    And the best part of it all? He makes enough just in hide sales to cover all his taxes

    This is just ONE example of I'm sure the thousands out here in rural USA where we've learned to count on ourselves and our neighbors

    Not the Gubmint

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