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) "Food resources" means all commodities and products, simple, mixed or compound, or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being eaten or drunk, by either human beings or animals' irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be. put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. For the purposes of this order the term "food resources" shall also include all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal fats and oils, cotton, tobacco, wool, mohair, hemp, flax fiber, and naval stores, but shall not include any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.
(c) Priorities and allocations. Develop priorities, allocations and distribution control systems and related plans to insure that available food resources are properly apportioned among and distributed to civilian, military and foreign claimants in an emergency and develop priorities, allocations and distribution control systems and related plans for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer.
2) protective measures, treatment and handling of livestock, including poultry, agricultural commodities on farms or ranches, agricultural lands, forest lands, and water for agricultural purposes, any of which have been exposed to or affected by radiation. Plans shall be developed for a national program and direction of Federal activities to assure the safety and wholesomeness and to minimize losses from biological and chemical warfare radiological effects, and other emergency hazards of livestock, meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products in establishments under the continuous inspection of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and agricultural commodities and products owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation or by the Secretary.
originally posted by: DantesPeak
a reply to: rickymouse
Haha. The power shouldn't be affected... but if we did get hit with a big enough flare to take out the grid, I don't think 16 cans of salmon is going to sustain you for months/years.
I heard recently that cars wouldn't be effected at all.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: cloaked4u
How nice for you. But a loss of TV (cable or antenna) has nothing to do with the recent solar activity. The effects of the most recent flare subsided hours ago.
Everyones t.v's are not working over here, But the INTERNET IS.
In the US the government is limited in what it can do but the power industry is not sitting on its hands. Just ordering a pile of backup transformers (some are made in the US) is not really a proactive or practical approach when a geomagnetic storm capable of doing widespread damage may occur once in a timespan of more than 100 years. Other contingencies may make more sense but the problem is, there is not a lot of information about what can be expected to happen. Sure, you can plan for a worst case scenario but who pays the preparation? The consumer. It may be a good idea but it will cost money.
A few million for preparedness and infrastructure shoring up doesn't seem unreasonable... but unreasonable seems popular in governance these days.