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World faces the worst food crisis for at least 50 years

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posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 05:49 PM
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“Unless immediate action is taken, it is increasingly clear that there is an impending global food emergency that could have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults,” he said. “We need to act now to avoid the worst impacts of our efforts to control the pandemic.”



 “Even in countries with abundant food, we see risks of disruption in the food supply chain.”



Maximo Torero, the chief economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, said the world’s food systems were under threat as never before in recent times, as the pandemic and lockdowns hampered people’s ability to harvest and buy and sell food. “We need to be careful,” he said. “This is a very different food crisis than the ones we have seen.”


So far the predicted export bans and protectionist policies haven't been too bad , but what you've got here is a compounded problem , meaning it makes itself worse , exacerbates its own symptoms.

Food prices going up with incomes going down , that's the kind of thing that puts demand through the roof and supply on the floor. And round you go again.

Food isn't a basic easy thing to produce en masse like petrol or electricity. It needs time , various inputs obtained from multiple quarters and the right conditions . It needs physical transportation of many kinds to get to your face.

When food gets out of reach , riots and looting starts . Then the zombies start moaning . And believe or not , people die of famines they physically expire without sustainance of some kind. This is going to happen . The worst locust storm for decades is ravaging twenty-five countries as we write. No one can or will stop them eating millions of tons of food. This years harvest.
What world food reserves are there except what's on the vine this year ? It's suggested , there are none. Anyone know better ?
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posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:05 PM
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The US is the largest contributor of food aid in the world, of course they'll be disruptions.



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:08 PM
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Hmm...
Guess the good ole usa isn't so bad after all, eh?




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posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:11 PM
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Disruptions in the US will cascade to a lot of places, add in that massive locust swarm and millions are staring at starvation its going to be a brutal few years.



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:23 PM
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Some smart guy will figure out a way to feed people.

Might be a good time to get that lab grown meat into the market.



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Disruptions in the US will cascade to a lot of places, add in that massive locust swarm and millions are staring at starvation its going to be a brutal few years.

What "disruptions" specifically?
I live here
There are currently none



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:48 PM
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The trouble with that is that program and project food aid are divisive systems which tend to be donor driven and for the benefit of donor countries and multinational food companies.

Only direct emergency food aid is going to be relevant in this crisis , and the question is are there even the stocks for that , and when the us has just borrowed trillions to bail itself out , can the us afford to stop imminent starvation of hundreds of millions overseas either ? The answer has got to be no . The logistics make it impossible too .



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:51 PM
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Well, locusts are plentiful this year, completely edible, and basically a superfood. A few imaginative recipes and humanity simultaneously averts two disasters with a truly poetic solution.

I'm taking the credit for it right here and now.


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posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: odd1out
Well, locusts are plentiful this year, completely edible, and basically a superfood. A few imaginative recipes and humanity simultaneously averts two disasters with a truly poetic solution.

I'm taking the credit for it right here and now.



Why not? Hasn't the UN been telling us we all need to eat bugs?



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: odd1out
Well, locusts are plentiful this year, completely edible, and basically a superfood. A few imaginative recipes and humanity simultaneously averts two disasters with a truly poetic solution.

I'm taking the credit for it right here and now.



Why not? Hasn't the UN been telling us we all need to eat bugs?[/quote


Yes it's part of the anti- meat, climate change propaganda that's been picking up so much steam lately. Today I saw an anti- seafood article which basically hints at the same type of social engineering.

On another note, my army drill Sargent snatched up a grasshopper and ate it in front of us during rappel training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Guy was a real soldier.
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posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 07:14 PM
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Guterres was the prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and secretary-general of the Portuguese Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as president of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 07:31 PM
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when an incident happens rarely is it immediately seen, some of the grocery stores in south Georgia have seen minor disruptions.

Stands to reason if you get any disruption at local levels it will magnify the further you get form the source.



posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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So you have no specific examples?

Thanks




posted on Jun, 10 2020 @ 08:46 PM
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posted on Jun, 11 2020 @ 07:05 AM
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I've been following developments on this for a few months, even my own Government has told local producers to ramp things up warning that locals (we live on an island) will have to start getting used to less choice at the stores.

One channel that I've been following on YT in relation to projected food shortages is the Ice Age Farmer.

I don't necessarily agree with him on everything (he says 'plandemic' a lot, I don't know about that), but he spits out a lot of information and provides many sources, I believe Christian is a good egg.

Here's his latest upload;


Brutal cold temperatures damaged wheat in the main production area of China -- enough to send locals scurrying into stores to start hoarding supplies! But as they prepare for more crop losses in this deep Solar Minimum, we in the west are scuttling our food supply, and "activists" are moving from urban "protests" to attacks on rural communities and even directly on farms. Defend our farms and start growing food!




Link to his channel - Ica Age Farmer



Well, locusts are plentiful this year, completely edible, and basically a superfood. A few imaginative recipes and humanity simultaneously averts two disasters with a truly poetic solution.


Insects are often much higher in protein than even steak, there are communities (one who featured in the TV documentary clip below) who's main annual source of protein come in the form of 'fly burgers' (more info in video description);



Sounds nasty, but sustainance is sustainance,





On another note, my army drill Sargent snatched up a grasshopper and ate it in front of us during rappel training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Guy was a real soldier.


Lol, when I had my Asian Waterdragon I'd sometimes eat one or two of his locusts just to freak people out for laughs.

They're tasteless, although crunchy, and the only real off-putting thing was when a hind leg would get caught on the side of my mouth with their hooked legs and feet, but it was no biggie






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