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The following are 20 facts about the emerging global food shortage that should chill you to the core…
#1 One of France’s most important government officials is telling us that we should brace ourselves for an “extremely serious” global food crisis…
France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the EU must get to grips with the prospect that the war in Ukraine could prompt an “extremely serious” global food crisis.
#2 Joe Biden recently admitted that food shortages are “going to be real”, and his administration is now openly using the word “famine” to describe what is coming…
The Biden administration is worried Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause famine in parts of the world, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse told CNBC on Friday.
#3 It is being reported that food prices at German supermarkets will soon go up between 20 and 50 percent…
Just days after Germany reported the highest inflation in generation (with February headline CPI soaring at a 7.6% annual pace and blowing away all expectations), giving locals a distinctly unpleasant deja vu feeling even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke what few supply chains remained and sent prices even higher into the stratosphere…
… on Monday, Germany will take one step toward a return of the dreaded Weimar hyperinflation, when according to the German Retail Association (HDE), consumers should prepare for another wave of price hikes for everyday goods and groceries with Reuters reporting that prices at German retail chains will explode between 20 and 50%
#4 Rationing has already begun in Spain…
In Spain, the country started experiencing sporadic shortages of different products like eggs, milk and other dairy products almost immediately following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In early March, major supermarkets like Mercadona and Makro began rationing sunflower oil.
#5 Rationing has also already started in Greece…
In Greece, at least four national supermarket chains have started rationing food products like flour and sunflower oil due to critically low supplies caused by the crippled supply chains coming out of Russia and Ukraine.
#6 The head of BlackRock is warning that this will be the very first time this generation “is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want”…
On Tuesday, BlackRock Inc. President Rob Kapito told an audience in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, that an entire younger generation is quickly finding out what it means to suffer from shortages, according to Bloomberg.
“For the first time, this generation is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want,” Kapito said. “And we have a very entitled generation that has never had to sacrifice.”
#7 Since this time last year, some fertilizer prices have gone up by as much as 300 percent.
#8 Many farmers in Africa will not be able to afford fertilizer at all this year, and it is being projected that this will reduce agricultural production by an amount capable of feeding “100 million people”…
With prices tripling over the past 18 months, many farmers are considering whether to forgo purchases of fertilizers this year. That leaves a market long touted for its growth potential set to shrink by almost a third, according to Sebastian Nduva, program manager at researcher group AfricaFertilizer.Org.
That could potentially curb cereals output by 30 million tons, enough to feed 100 million people, he said.
#9 Russia is normally one of the biggest global exporters of fertilizer…
Russia is a key global player in natural gas, a major input to fertilizer production. Higher gas prices, and supply cuts, will further drive fertilizer prices higher. Russia is one of the biggest exporters of the three major groups of fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). Physical supply cuts could further inflate fertilizer prices.
#10 In a typical year, Russia and Ukraine collectively account for approximately 30 percent of all global wheat exports.
#11 Half of Africa’s wheat imports usually come from either Russia or Ukraine.
#12 Other nations rely on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine even more than Africa does…
Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Eritrea have imported virtually all of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine and must find new sources. But they are competing against much larger buyers, including Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and Iran, which have obtained more than 60 percent of their wheat from the two warring countries.
#13 One Russian official is warning that his nation may soon only export food to “friendly nations”…
A Russian government official has threatened that Russia will limit its vital food exports to only nations it considers “friendly”.
Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Russian security official who previously served as the nation’s president, has threatened that Russia may soon cut off the West from food exports.
#14 On Friday, it was announced that another 5 million egg-laying chickens in Iowa would have to be put down because of the bird flu.
#15 The death toll from the bird flu in Iowa alone will be pushed beyond 13 million as a result of this latest incident.
#16 Overall, this is what the total national death toll from the bird flu currently looks like: “22 million egg-laying chickens, 1.8 million broiler chickens, 1.9 million pullet and other commercial chickens, and 1.9 million turkeys”.
#18 We are being warned that the winter wheat harvest in the United States will be “disastrous” due to severe drought.
#19 During a recent interview, one prominent U.S. farmer stated that most Americans won’t like it when “your grocery bill is up $1,000.00 a month”.
#20 The head of the UN World Food program says that what the planet is now facing is unlike anything that we have seen since World War II…
“Ukraine has only compounded a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe,” said David M. Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, the United Nations agency that feeds 125 million people a day. “There is no precedent even close to this since World War II.”
We have been warned over and over again that this day was coming, and now it is here.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, I hope that you will share this information with as many people as possible, because this crisis really is going to affect every man, woman and child on the entire planet.
In my entire lifetime, I have never seen anything like this, and conditions are getting worse with each passing day.
A truly nightmarish global food crisis really is upon us, and hundreds of millions of innocent people are going to deeply suffer as a result
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IMO, their dial of proportionality is stuck on high.
Specifically that piece and useful list, was written by this guy https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Snyder/e/B01DUPOJL2/
I never heard of him or read any of his books.
Just to elaborate-that McDonald’s picture (not taken by me) is from a South Dublin branch on Sunday last. It literally contains the phrase “shortage in our supply.” How are people still dismissing this as paranoia?
Not paranoia at all.
There will be effects. Question is to what degree?
This issue of China losing it’s arable farming land has been discussed for many years.
If you search youtube for “michael schneider rapture” you can see where he’s coming from.
It makes good copy in the market place for peoples attention.
We are right at the top of the global food security tables. Economist had us at the top of the list last year, although IT reported us as number two (perhaps a different list)?
State mandated organic farming causes agricultural production collapse and famine conditions.
It took Mugabe 10 years to cause famine in Zimbabwe by stealing the farms. Looks like organic farming only takes two.
Reversing the gains of the “green revolution” which has been widely credited in preventing food shortages while the global population doubled, would be foolhardy at best.
But tweaking it to avoids the risks caused by over-reliance on monoculture & excessive use of pesticides would be desired.
The problem is most excessive use of pesticides / etc per unit output are the marginal small farmers. Bigger is better. Mono-couture farming tends to the result of market price distortions by national / internationals governments / bodies. Lots of examples of that. Starting with palm-oil, soy beans, and corn.
“Organic farming” is an affluent middle class fad that is the classic free-rider on current high yield / high effigy modern farming. Does not scale. You want early 19’th century yields then wide scale “Organic Farming” is the way to go. And the agricultural output that feeds several billion people disappears very quickly.
But there again, for type of people who vote Green (and eat “organic”), that would be considered a win. As long as they are not the ones doing the starving.
Now if an individual farmer want to produce “organic produce” that they can sell at a large mark-up to the credulous and gormless affluent urban types then I say go for it. Pure conspicuous consumption and class marker activity and if suckers want to pay a premium for a purely imaginary improvement which actual has the same nutritional value as standard produce then let them pay through the nose for the luxury.
I’m all for increasing agricultural income.
This is grim and may ruin your weekend…
Things are getting spicier in Sri Lanka
“We’ve run out of fuel in this country and food prices have gone up by three or four times, there’s been a total lack of government attention,” said Rajiva Witharana. His IT office, which employs 150 people, faces closure due to the 13-hour nationwide power cuts that are being enforced by the government, he said
We need to reach out to these people and offer them safe haven. Any other countries there now in trouble - we place no limits when it comes to asylum, no none whatsoever.
Absolutely. Realistically Ireland can accommodate 25+ million people.