Updated: Sep 30
Here is something I don't know if we ever thought we would face in America- impending food shortages.
Now it may seem like something so far off but I want to share some articles that we should all be paying attention to and then also I'll share the steps we are taking to prepare as best as we can.
Whether you choose to believe it's climate change, or purposeful destruction to our climate (HAARP, geoengineered weather, etc- more on that to come) we have to start paying attention to the fact that all of these disasters are affecting our food supply.
Coronavirus is also being used as a fall back of issues on the food supply.
I'm linking important articles and sources below.
As always, I will once again tell you to do your own research. My red flags are up, and I'm also sharing some of the things we are stocking up on at our house.
1)Farm production as a whole has bottlenecked
Farm production has been affected by bottlenecks for inputs, most notably labor. Some farm sectors are more dependent on (seasonal) labor than others: fruits and vegetables are more labor-intensive, while cereals and oilseeds typically require less labor. Limits on the mobility of people have reduced the availability of seasonal workers for planting and harvesting in the fruit and vegetable sector in many countries.
In addition to farm labor, other important inputs are seed, pesticides, fertilizers, and energy. While seed shortages have not been a major problem to date, there is a risk of disruption in the coming months. The seed sector is highly globalized, and seed can travel through several countries for multiplication, production, processing and packaging. Most seed needed for the March, April and May sowing period (spring crops in the northern hemisphere, such as maize, soybean, and spring wheat; and autumn crops in the southern hemisphere) had arrived before travel restrictions were put in place. But it remains to be seen whether seed for the next growing seasons will arrive in time.
Seed is also often transported by air, a mode of transport which has been severely disrupted. Concerns were also initially voiced regarding the availability of pesticides, for which China is a major supplier. Global availability of fertilizers is not a bottleneck, although local disruptions have occurred because of transport difficulties.
1)There's an obvious war on beef
In this article from Foreignpolicy.com they are blaming the food crisis on climate change, and also targeting red meat. Drawing conclusions that beef is a primary problem for the climate change. I mean really? We can measure "cow farts" C02 emission yet we can't track down pedophiles... another conversation for another day. Anyways, back to the stats! They then talk about increased taxation on red meat. You have to start thinking how this will hurt small farms. Most farmers are struggling to begin with, add in the current disruption in restaurant supply and the fact they won't be able to afford these increases and then imagine what can escalate from there.
2)Crops are being destroyed at a rapid rate
The derecho in Iowa which destroyed half a million acres of corn, and millions of pounds of stored grain burst open during the storm
California has had over 2 million acres burned from these fires. That affects pork farms, cattle, wine, and so much more
the Hurricanes hitting the gulf coasts. All of these are areas that are big time agricultural producers.
3)Livestock is being sickened on purpose and even affected by "Freakish" weather
Deadly lightnight killing flocks- https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/08/15/deadly-lightning-kills-over-30-sheep-a-cow-and-a-ram-in-rural-spain/
Lightning kills 500 sheep in Nepal https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/lightning-kills-500-sheep-in-western-nepal/
Increased TB amongst herds- https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/health-welfare/livestock-diseases/bovine-tb/irish-cattle-farmers-to-get-bovine-tb-herd-history-reports
4)Coronavirus is being used as a guise to ban us from importing international foods
As of April 24, 14 countries had food export bans in place for 20 different products. This could be worrisome; in 2007, such trade restrictions were a major contributor to the doubling of world food prices. Analysts have made it very clear that, given ample global food supplies, export bans are the wrongway for governments to cope with economic uncertainty stemming from the pandemic. (Countries are taking many other measures to assist the vulnerable right now—more on that here.)
There will be more and more happening...
5)The huge push on "impossible" meat, etc
Let's take two seconds to guess who is the big investor here.... Did Bill Gates come to mind?
6)The Live Action "Food Chain Drill" that was held in 2015
Let's not forget how these government associations love to run these "stimulations" oh... much like Event 201 which just so happened a few months right before Coronavirus.
"Climate, hunger, civil unrest and spiking food prices came together at the Food Chain Reaction game in Washington DC this week"
So... what should you do?
Well I'll never tell you what you should do- I hope you know that by now. But I'll share some of the things we are starting to stockpile in my house. We have six people so that's a lot to prepare for!
Here's a link to my Amazon shelf stable food list of things I have been compiling- click HERE
It's also a good idea to make sure when you look for canned goods to see that they have a BPA free liner.
Gather 55 gallon food safe drums and fill with water as needed- Here's a good youtube video on the howto : click HERE
One of the my goals to learn this year is how to can veggies and fruits myself so keep your eyes peeled for updates on my journey with that!