Sunday, April 17, 2011

Global Food Crisis Is Coming: 20 Signs That A Horrific Food Crisis Is Coming

With much of the World's attention still focused on the crisis in Japan, and the rush to new wars in the Middle East and North Africa, few people are paying attention to some disturbing events that are happening right here at home.  One of these major events is the sudden skyrocketing prices of food.  

It was just the other day that I did my weekly ritual of going to the local supermarket for purchasing foodstuffs for my own family.  What I noticed when walking down the aisles is absolutely alarming.  Many of the necessary staples for our own daily needs have jumped tremendously in the last few weeks, and there seems to be no end to the rise in sight.

For this article, I want to focus on the following information that comes from the website: Black Listed News, at, from an article entitled: "20 Signs That A Horrific Food Crisis Is Coming", and the findings in this article are indeed disturbing.  I have that entire article right here for my own readers to view, with a few comments of my own to follow:

20 Signs That A Horrific Global Food Crisis Is Coming

April 15, 2011

By Michael Snyder - BLN Contributing Writer

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 Aquifercould 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 beuninhabitable.  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 .

#11 Food inflation is already devastating many economies around the globe.  For example, India is dealing with an annual food inflation rate of 18 percent.

#12 According to the United Nations, the global price of food reached a new all-time high in February.

#13 According to the World Bank, the global price of food has risen 36% over the past 12 months.

#14 The commodity price of wheat has approximately doubled since last summer.

#15 The commodity price of corn has also about doubled since last summer.

#16 The commodity price of soybeans is up about 50% since last June.

#17 The commodity price of orange juice has doubled since 2009.

#18 There are about 3 billion people around the globe that live on the equivalent of 2 dollars a day or less and the world was already on the verge ofeconomic disaster before this year even began.

#19 2011 has already been one of the craziest years since World War 2.  Revolutions have swept across the Middle East, the United States has gotten involved in the civil war in Libya, Europe is on the verge of a financial meltdown and the U.S. dollar is dying.  None of this is good news for global food production.

#20 There have been persistent rumors of shortages at some of the biggest suppliers of emergency food in the United States.  The following is an excerpt from a recent “special alert” posted on Raiders News Network….
Look around you. Read the headlines. See the largest factories of food, potassium iodide, and other emergency product manufacturers literally closing their online stores and putting up signs like those on Mountain House’s Official Website and Thyrosafe’s Factory Webpage that explain, due to overwhelming demand, they are shutting down sales for the time being and hope to reopen someday.
So what does all of this mean?

It means that time is short.

For years, many “doom and gloomers” have been yelling and screaming that a food crisis is coming.
Well, up to this point there hasn’t been much to get alarmed about.  Food prices have started to rise, but the truth is that our stores are still packed to the rafters will gigantic amounts of relatively cheap food.

However, you would have to be an idiot not to see the warning signs.  Just look at what happened in Japan after March 11th.  Store shelves were cleared out almost instantly.

It isn’t going to happen today, and it probably isn’t going to happen tomorrow, but at some point a major league food crisis is going to strike.

So what are you and your family going to do then?

You might want to start thinking about that.

NTS Notes:  Readers, these facts are easily verifiable with just a little bit of research.  The fact is that our controlled media is avoiding this disturbing trend, and keeping most people in the dark to the fact that a world wide food crisis is indeed at hand. 

There are several solutions that could help to ease this crisis.  The simplest and logical idea is for the immediate cessation of funding for wars abroad, and to instead divert that money into proper development and research of essential food staples to maximize their output. Of course one of the most important steps for increasing food production is to immediately end the production of corn for ethanol, and to divert it back into corn as a food staple.  Another necessity is to find better ways of shipment and distribution, due to the fact that so much of the foods that are produced are wasted and never reach the public.

Yes there is a food crisis looming.  It is up to us to push our governments to stop their push for needless wars and to focus properly on averting famine at home!

More to come



Franklin Ryckaert said...

There may be all kinds of natural and human causes for this looming global food crisis,but I think one crucial factor has been overlooked: food is traded on auctions which are controled by banks which are controled by...Jews! This little Tribe has never shown any mercy for others whom they consider not even to be human.I have read that this "food crisis" like so many economic crises before is artificially created by this group.I surely think this is at least part of the problem. And it might very well not only be a matter of ruthless greed.Have you ever heard of the "depopulation agenda"of the New World Order?Have you heard of Kissinger saying that food should be used as a weapon?

Anonymous said...

The food crisis is real, but to blame one people group for it namely "The Jews," is just appaling. Instead of spreading hate Franklin, do something to help the poor.

Franklin Ryckaert said...

@ anonymous:I do not blame ALL Jews for the food crisis,nor do I blame SOME Jews for ALL of the food crisis.A small group of unscrupulous Jewish bankers and politicians is certainly part of a lot of problems on our planet.To call criticism of Jewish criminal behaviour "hate" is a typical ADL-like reaction. To immediately defend Jews even if their criminal behaviour is evident,is the typical neurotic protect-the-tribe reaction of most Jews.See how the majority of the Jews in the diaspora DEFENDED the criminal "Cast Lead" operation in Gaza.This is how it works:a small group of Jews commits a crime,but the majority of them DEFENDS them!This and this mainly is the cause of much of what is called "anti-semitism" in the world.
BTW,appaling is written appalling.But perhaps you don't learn that in Tel Aviv.

Northerntruthseeker said...

Sorry, but when you consider that all the major food corporations are controlled by the ultra-zionists like George Soros, I find it difficult NOT to blame Jewish interests for the food difficulties that we are going through...

Is this by design? Hard to say... But definitely hard times are coming!