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Originally posted by Clarion36
reply to post by silent thunder
Our global food shortage is a growing and continuing problem. We will see more revolutions in countries with food shorages in the months and years to come. Food prices in the U.S. are rising also with an increasing rate. So far most of the food companies have either absorbed the increased costs or reduced package sizes to keep prices at their current levels. This will not be sustainable however and look for sticker shock in the months to come.
Originally posted by WeBrooklyn
The other day my husband and I were looking for Corn Beef, couldnt find it anywhere, then I realized, it comes from Brazil, checked online and sure enough shipments are grounded. Not seeing that anytime soon (actually wondered if I already tasted Corn Beef for the last time without knowing it )
Something so small like corn beef made me actually realize that its only going to be much bigger and worse and WILL hit closer to home.
I see an increase in canned food, meats, milk, even cheap cleaning products
Both the English and Irish have been corning beef (brining beef) for centuries. Salt kernels used to look a lot like corn kernels, hence the name "corned beef." This technique is used to transform a tough piece of beef into a melt-in-your-mouth delicacy we now associate with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day and everything Irish.
You will have to make your own corned beef. It's time consuming, but probably even better than buying it. www.ehow.com... www.life123.com... Both the English and Irish have been corning beef (brining beef) for centuries. Salt kernels used to look a lot like corn kernels, hence the name "corned beef." This technique is used to transform a tough piece of beef into a melt-in-your-mouth delicacy we now associate with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day and everything Irish.
The Global Revolution Is Accelerating - Mike Krieger Explains
The Global Revolution: Welcome to Phase Two
When first I mentioned the food riots in Tunisia and Algeria in my note two weeks ago the former authoritarian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali had yet to flee to Saudi Arabia with much of his nation’s gold. What I find so amazing about this whole situation is why someone in their right mind would take the time to take some shiny little element that is in a bubble and that you can’t eat in the chaos surrounding one’s escape to another nation. Surely he has hidden foreign bank accounts and since gold is just another “fiat” currency according to a Wall Street strategist, why bother? He must be some right-wing radical that likes the Constitution and is therefore anti-American. Isn’t that right Mr. Potok?
So back to the food situation. When I say that we are in Phase Two I am actually not referring to the simple fact that a leader with a 23 year rule under his belt was deposed in weeks seemingly out of nowhere, I am referring to the actions that are being taken and will be taken all over the world in response. As I have said time and time again, government’s today throughout the world could care less about their citizens. When they show signs of caring it is merely to satiate the people back to sleep so that they can stay in control. - Continues
Originally posted by Shenon
Dont forget the Situations in the Middle East which seems to spread faster and faster (Now Yemen is about to explode) If this spreads further,which is likeley,the Oil Price will shoot up very quickly...and you know what that will mean for the Food Prices
It seems to me that the catalyst for the huge amount of unrest in the region of the world was the surge in food prices. One of the things that the wheat market has been watching and anticipating has been Egyptian wheat purchases. They are one of our largest buyers of wheat and there was talk that began last week and continued earlier this week that Egypt was going to be forced into buying a good deal more US wheat in an attempt to make sure that there was sufficient supply for one thing and that they could snag it before its price moved even higher. Their leaders no doubt saw what happened to the government of Tunisia and wanted to nip any potential problem in the bud. Apparently things moved too quickly for them. Regardless, we have been warning that this outbreak of the inflation virus, a virus I might add which has been fed, nourished, propagated and even lovingly caressed by the US Federal Reserve, was going to result in global instability as its effects were primarily being seen in the cost of food. Rising food prices in the undeveloped world are NOT INGREDIENTS for peaceful society.
A question for Ben and the boyz at the Fed, (Governor Hoenig exempted), “How do you like your handiwork now?”
I will repeat – the Federal Reserve of the US is exporting runaway inflation across the entire globe with its reckless policy of QE. Bernanke has hubristically asserted in his interview on “60 minutes” late last year that “this fear of inflation is overstated”. We need to record this for history to make certain that it is not forgotten or dismissed. Try telling that to the leaders of the nations across the globe who are now dealing with riots and anarchy in their streets. I am sure that they will take comfort from Ben’s words. - Full Text
Originally posted by silent thunder
Hello people, thought I'd start a thread to consolidate information on rising food prices and food shortages in 2011, as the issue starts to hit the news with renewed impact. I encourage anyone to post commentary and links to related articles throughout the year, if you'd like to play along.
To kick the thread off, a few recent tales of woe:
Wheat Futures At 29 Month High As Developing Country Demand Surges In Aftermath Of Tunisia Revolution
All Evidence Points To A Dramatic Increase In Food Prices Worldwide, Possible Shortages
Global Food Prices in 2011 Face Perilous Rise
Argentina drought causes sharp spike in corn prices
World Risks Food Riots as Grains Climb, Economist Chalmin Says
Obama and Sarkozy to address rocketing Global food prices at talks
UN warns record food prices put millions at risk
Global wheat reserves drop to 175.2 million tons
World Food Prices Surge to Record, Passing Levels That Sparked 2008 Riots
China Province Faces Worst Drought in a Century
Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by jrmcleod
The sources I trust indicate that there is no absolute shortage of food on the globe right now, so the capacity to feed everyone exists. There are long-term concerns about the ability of the earth to feed everyone, but that is basically a separate issue from the price hikes this year. I started this thread with the intention of focusing on the more immediate shortages. These are and will be a matter of life a death for millions in the less developed nations. In the advanced nations, it won't be an issue of starvation, but it can seriously impact the economy on many levels. Also, the destabilizing effects among the worlds poorest could damage all sorts of global systems, paving the way for more serious shocks in the developed world.
I see the most obvious cause of the current conditions in the insane amounts of credit creation that the worlds central banks have been pumping out, amplified through the leveraging that takes place on commodities markets. All tha hot money is seeking a home in commodities, jacking prices skyward.
"In this book we assemble a range of evidence from a range of sources with a view to developing an improved understanding of recent trends in agricultural productivity around the world. The fundamental purpose is to better understand the nature of the long-term growth in the supply of food and its principal determinants. We pursue this purpose from two perspectives. One is from a general interest in the world food situation in the long run. The other is from an interest in the implications of U.S. and global productivity patterns for U.S. agriculture..."