Wednesday, April 20, 2011

20 Reasons That You Need to Prepare And Store Food

The following are 20 signs that you need to prepare and store food.
#1 According to the World Bank, 44 million people around the globe have been pushed into extreme poverty since last June because of rising food prices.
#2 The world is losing topsoil at an astounding rate.  The National Academy of Sciences has determined that cropland in the U.S. is being eroded at least 10 times faster than the time it takes for lost soil to be replaced.  The U.S. is losing topsoil faster than during the dustbowl of the 1930s.
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The primary causes are deforestation, overexploitation for fuel wood, overgrazing, agricultural activities and industrialization.
#3 Due to U.S. ethanol subsidies, almost a third of all corn grown in the United States is now used for fuel.  This is causing an increase in the price of corn.
#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.
#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 grown 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?
#6 In the United States, the systematic depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer could eventually turn “America’s Breadbasket” back into the “Dust Bowl”.
#7 Diseases such as UG99 wheat rust are wiping out increasingly large segments of the world food supply.


  1. Bill Kottke's The Final Empire said this twenty years ago and he was labeled a "nut" by those who supposedly knew better. Simple question - Since the current 'leadership' (I always tell the politicians that I don't want to be led, only represented) is chiefly responsible for our current situation, would anyone trust them to provide solutions which actually respond to our crises?

  2. Things are getting biblical...IE:

    "Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

    "Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field."

    It's amazing how technologically advanced we are yet we continue to make the same mistakes of:

    1. Famine
    2. War
    3. Pestilence
    4. Death

    We invade the host, reproduce at an incredible ate, waste and spoil and destroy the host...We humans are nothing but a highly intelligent virus.

    No other animal does what we do which is use and waste...All others from worms to bats to bees to wolves have a place in the cycle to keep things at a balance...We just fuck shit up.

    Oh well deaf ears and all that...Back to my coffee and toast.


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