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In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis. 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. Crazy weather and horrifying natural disasters have played havoc with agricultural production in many areas of the globe over the past couple of years. Meanwhile, the price of oil has begun to skyrocket. The entire global economy is predicated on the ability to use massive amounts of inexpensive oil to cheaply produce food and other goods and transport them over vast distances. Without cheap oil the whole game changes. Topsoil is being depleted at a staggering rate and key aquifers all over the world are being drained at an alarming pace. Global food prices are already at an all-time high and they continue to move up aggressively. So what is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions more people cannot afford to feed themselves?

Most Americans are so accustomed to supermarkets that are absolutely packed to the gills with massive amounts of really inexpensive food that they cannot even imagine that life could be any other way. Unfortunately, that era is ending.

There are all kinds of indications that we are now entering a time when there will not be nearly enough food for everyone in the world. As competition for food supplies increases, food prices are going to go up. In fact, at some point they are going to go way up.

Let's look at some of the key reasons why an increasing number of people believe that a massive food crisis is on the horizon.

The following are 20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming....

#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. 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".

#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 putting a lot of stress on 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 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.

#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.

#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...

Would have to agree for the most part.
It does look bleak. There will be a period when some people may starve; alot of people. There are also some positive things that have been devolped that may help get off the dependance of Oil for transportation. There is currently two new vehicles that have had models displayed;
1. operates on compressed air. It holds several tanks of compressed air. When one is depleted, it switches over to another tank. The motion of the car replenishes the empty tank. It isn't prepetual, but can go about 1000 miles.
2. Water powered car. Exhaust is water also.

There are so many people that aren't aware let alone prepared. During the last Congressional possible government shut down, I got a call from my Daughter because they may not get a paycheck ( Husband in Air Force). She said she only buys food for 3 or 4 days at a time, "need money". She was one of the family members that thought I was crazy stocking food. Maybe she's a little more awake now! I hope so.
This isn't going to help either. Just hit the news. Guess rev Williams was correct. Saudis annouces cutting oil output.
We were talking about this the other day. The price of diesel fuel around here right ow is $3.99 a gallon. and I am sure that the farmers are really paying a ton for their tractors to be run in the fields. It will all start proving itself this fall when we see the prices at the stores.

Right now is the best time to be buying stuff up. I personally have been buying up loads of canned goods. Its been on sale the past week 2 cans for 79 cents. I figured I had better buy, buy, buy. While it's cheap.

Lately, I don't buy things unless if its on sale or if I have a coupon for it. But with the pries going up for food lately. I try and buy it on sale and use a coupon at the same time. Coffee this past week was on sale for $7.99. Last month it was $5.99. So I bought one and used a $2 off coupon so I paid what I would have last month.

When I see the coffee going up $2 a can its a bit much. But everything is going up. In fact I saw the cheap water for $1.59 a gallon on sale. Where you normally pay $1.19 a gallon. We will continue to see the prices going up. I am sure of that.
(04-18-2011 07:08 AM)ohoh7 Wrote: [ -> ]Right now is the best time to be buying stuff up. I personally have been buying up loads of canned goods. Its been on sale the past week 2 cans for 79 cents. I figured I had better buy, buy, buy. While it's cheap.

I agree with you, this is the time to reap! check this out.... its a long one... from 4 months ago
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Radiation fallout from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant poses a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and the ocean.

The Keiser Report that Food Riots are A Mathematical Certainty "Even though prices went down prices have shot up again. That's pushed us above the level of our threshold or in the range in which we begin to be worried about social unrest, food riots and revolutions. Based on our mathematical model prices are going to continue to increase. A lot of it is due to commodity speculation. That is going to put us even higher than the previous two peaks. This isn't going to take much time, a few weeks or a few months. Then on the response side how do countries buffer their citizens, the poor from stresses in food systems. There are big policy options, but also country-based options in terms of interventions to protect its populace"

Where is the Food? The tinfoil crew could have diminished the supply of MH. Not a huge company.
Not sure who the government ordered from. Mountain House is not an MRE.
Now, planting an organic garden is an act of defiance. It is time for some outdated, unconstitutional laws to be scrapped. Informally sharing seed with a neighbor who gardens down the street is illegal in multiple states in the US. The penalty for violating this ridiculous law is a fine of up to $7,500 a day. Like so many other senseless laws, this rule needs to be put to rest.

You can’t even give away seeds to someone in your own neighborhood under certain laws. For example, in Minnesota, where seed laws on the books are so laughable that unless you buy an annual permit and submit each lot of seeds for germination testing, you are defying the law. You even have to attach an appropriate label, even if you aren’t sharing the seeds with a local seed sharing library and just want to give them to your daughter-in-law for her new garden.

Even the 300 seed libraries throughout the US can’t give away seeds or facilitate the exchange of seeds between organic gardeners unless they purchase a permit.
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