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31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted – And Why That Is About To End

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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Get ready folks because it's gonna be a rough one.

I have been warning of this for awhile now and for reasons many don't want to hear. I will say it again...this is not about drought but rather control of our water and food...about control of us.

A thread I wrote not too long ago:
17 California Towns Will Run Out of Water in the Next 60 to 120 days

This is about the drought that is going to effect not only Californians but the Nation and unfortunately the entire Globe. It is also about this strange weather we're having and it's impact on our planet. If you believe that 100% of the droughts in the US food belt is natural you need not read any further because you will find nothing of interest I'm guessing. But then again if it is truly just nature screwing with us we have a bigger problem on our hands.

So on to my theory before the facts. How to control an entire Nation and perhaps even an entire World:

Step 1...Control the weather to the point of creating drought conditions.

Step 2...Cut off water from the farmers and basically force them to stop farming and lose their farms.

Step 3. Large Ag Corporations swoop in and buy the millions of acres for pennies on the dollar.

Step 4. Turn the water back on and start cloud seeding to fill the reservoirs (This can already be done BTW).

Conclusion: Govt. and Corporations now control ALL your food and ALL the prices. Supply and demand right?

Nice plan huh?

As one sick individual has stated: "

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” Henry Kissinger
www.globalresearch.ca...

He then adds: “If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”

Take this for what it is. A statement from a very warped individual but also remember one thing...he is by no means an idiot.

So to begin:

www.activistpost.com... to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted. We are probably the most wasteful society in the history of the planet, and we are also one of the most gluttonous. More than 35 percent of all Americans are considered to be officially "obese" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This era of gluttony and taking food for granted will soon be coming to an end.

Thanks to crippling drought in key growing areas and other extremely bizarre weather patterns, a massive food crisis is beginning to emerge all over the planet. If you don't think that this is going to affect you, then you simply are not paying attention.


But first let's take a look at the disgusting wastefulness of ourselves. We eat and waste food like it's always going to be there. We expect it to just magically be on the shelves and don't even stop to consider what would happen if it suddenly stopped appearing tomorrow.

Nearly a third of the 430 billion pounds of food produced for Americans to eat is wasted, a potential catastrophe for landfills and a wake-up call to officials scrambling to feed the hungry, according to a stunning new report from the Department of Agriculture. The just-issued report revealed that in 2010, 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of food produced for Americans to eat was wasted, either molded or improperly cooked, suffered “natural shrinkage” due to moisture loss, or because people became disinterested in what they purchased.

And yet we have this piece of crap, I mean legislation. How is this NOT controlling the people and their right to eat?

Feeding the homeless is about to get harder as a new policy is set to begin this Saturday, Feb. 15, in Columbia, SC. Charities and non-profits will be required to pay a fee and obtain a permit 15 days in advance in order to feed the homeless in parks. One impacted charity that was interviewed by the Free Times, Food Not Bombs, has been serving food to the homeless in Finlay Park every Sunday for 12 years. The group’s organizer, Judith Turnipseed, noted that the group has an impeccable track record and always tidies up after the meal. But with the new crackdown, Food Not Bombs will have to pay at least $120 per week for the right to feed the homeless.

And now we have the following, The Govt. is cutting off YOUR water like it owns it. Think I'm wrong? Want 30 days in jail for collecting rain water on your own land?

An excerpt from a recent article by Holly Deyo...

Government has lost its mind. It is no more evident than their decision last week to cut off water to America's food basket. Squeezed by the worst-ever drought in the state's history, California is dying of thirst. Crushing news was delivered to farmer's that no water would be coming from the Federal government. This dreaded decision was compounded by the Sierra Mountains getting just 25% of normal snowpack. There is no water to replenish already dangerously low reservoirs, so no water for farmers.


Just to reinforce:

So what are we going to see in the coming year? Water shortages to farmers, less crops, less meats, insane food inflation and a hell of a lot of hungry people which will not bode well for any of us.

So think twice about scraping off good food from your plate and maybe wrap it for the fridge. Next time you buy a small bag of rice check the price of a larger one for the storage closet. Instead of a name brand can of whatever try a case of the less popular at the same price...just in case. I know these are simple baby steps but it seems that that's the only pace most can absorb today.

If you have the space for a garden this year, learn simple canning? It's really not that difficult. For the more adventurous couch potato (pun intended):

For the more involved, they harvest 3 tons of organic food annually from their 1/10 acre garden


So many will see this as another Doom Porn thread and that's ok. I always say " If I'm wrong, no harm done...but if I'm right?"

Peace



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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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Aquaponic gardening.

Fish in large tank, pumps, few hundred in parts you can start your own fish hatchery/ garden.

Meat and veggies from a relatively small investment in funds and space.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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benrl
Aquaponic gardening.

Fish in large tank, pumps, few hundred in parts you can start your own fish hatchery/ garden.

Meat and veggies from a relatively small investment in funds and space.


It is indeed an option that many should investigate and relatively simpler than most think.

Thanks

Peace



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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Absolutely Jude, food prices are gonna shake people down big time.
Grow a garden, raise chickens, goats, whatever you have room to raise.
Get started now because 90% of it will be corporate mega-farm food within a year.
The full force of government and regulation is being unleashed against small farms to run them out of business.


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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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So what are we going to see in the coming year? Water shortages to farmers, less crops, less meats,


How about we shut down some of those golf courses the pres is so fond of playing on? Those things use a ton of water. There's 1 -17% of the California problem solved. I'm sure nation wide we could conserve even more.

The 124 golf courses in the Coachella Valley consume roughly 17% of all water there, and one-quarter of the water pumped out of the region’s at-risk groundwater aquifer, according to the Coachella Valley Water District. Statewide, roughly 1% of water goes to keep golf courses green.
Obama Plays Water-Guzzling Desert Golf Courses Amid California Drought

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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Asktheanimals
Absolutely Jude, food prices are gonna shake people down big time.
Grow a garden, raise chickens, goats, whatever you have room to raise.
Get started now because 90% of it will be corporate mega-farm food within a year.
The full force of government and regulation is being unleashed against small farms to run them out of business.


When people start seeing $5 loaves of bread or more, it's going to hit home.

Think gas is expensive? Try breakfast.

Peace



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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Bassago
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So what are we going to see in the coming year? Water shortages to farmers, less crops, less meats,


How about we shut down some of those golf courses the pres is so fond of playing on? Those things use a ton of water. There's 1 -17% of the California problem solved. I'm sure nation wide we could conserve even more.

The 124 golf courses in the Coachella Valley consume roughly 17% of all water there, and one-quarter of the water pumped out of the region’s at-risk groundwater aquifer, according to the Coachella Valley Water District. Statewide, roughly 1% of water goes to keep golf courses green.
Obama Plays Water-Guzzling Desert Golf Courses Amid California Drought

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It's a start my friend but only that. Many reports that this is going to last for years.

Peace



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:39 PM
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31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of food produced for Americans to eat was wasted, either molded or improperly cooked

Must point out…


This is the most overused stat used in alternative news sites. When you actually look at the wastage though, it means things like, food that spoiled, regulations that do not allow food to be sold or served under certain conditions, etc.

Food waste does not mean people are actually wasting food. A better description would be, it's the choice not to get e-coli poisoning or have millions of people die form food borne illness like the developing world.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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We waste very little anymore, I have been trying to cut waste of all kinds...My wife is retiring in a few days, our income is dropping.

We have been working on this for a few years, learning to spend less. It seems to be working but with everything going up, we are not getting ahead at all. At least we aren't going backwards. We are going to try to budget so we don't run out of our money before we die. We're hoping to live twenty plus years yet, this is what all my studying is about. I'm learning to keep us healthy so we don't have to give the doctors and hospitals all our money.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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boncho

31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of food produced for Americans to eat was wasted, either molded or improperly cooked

Must point out…


This is the most overused stat used in alternative news sites. When you actually look at the wastage though, it means things like, food that spoiled, regulations that do not allow food to be sold or served under certain conditions, etc.

Food waste does not mean people are actually wasting food. A better description would be, it's the choice not to get e-coli poisoning or have millions of people die form food borne illness like the developing world.


And I made sure I included those points:

"wasted, either molded or improperly cooked, suffered “natural shrinkage” due to moisture loss, or because people became disinterested in what they purchased."

Quite correct that the entire number does not mean thrown off the plate because that would be impossible to track. But you have to admit that what we actually wipe off our plates could feed Nations.

The thread is actually more about what's coming tho...we can't take back our waste but we can see what's coming and the more we get that news out there, the more people can be prepared. Or not.

Because it really is happening.

Peace



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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This is truly frightening. I know what its like to go hungry and hate wasting food (always wrap leftovers). If you grow up that way it becomes ingrained. I'm also shocked at the amount of overweight people in America. I feel this must be due to too many carbs, which can only get worse if fresh fruits and veggies aren't growing. If you live in a cold region it is nearly impossible to grow enough fruits and veggies for a year so I guess learn how to can stuff. I can live on one meal a day so I'll be fine. It's my kids I worry about.

People have been made to not think for themselves (the government will take care of you). There is a book I can't recall the name of at this moment but it's about how a large portion of those who grow up oppressed think differently - and this can only strengthen the plight of those trying to control. Their reasoning is simply altered due to the powerlessness. I know Johnson did not intend for this to happen with the war on poverty but it has. We need to find another way fast - and pull people out of their condition because there aren't many left who feel powerful enough to do anything. I would go in on land with others, and it may come to that. Small pieces here and there may not be achievable for most but if people pull together they can buy up with the rich would. And then share.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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hey thats mine mcdonalds dumpster go find your own



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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Maybe mother nature has simply just grown weary, of humanity.






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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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Quite correct that the entire number does not mean thrown off the plate because that would be impossible to track. But you have to admit that what we actually wipe off our plates could feed Nations.


Yes, and the amount of heat lost in ICE engines could probably heat every home the world over. This is an interesting read - Garbage did not exist in the 1800s, instead it was scraps. And scrap material would be bartered by pedlars to be reused in creating new items. Food scraps were used to feed livestock, pets and wandering animals used to be the garbage collectors.

I actually like the angle of this thread, I just wanted to throw in the point I was making earlier. Since we do now make major waste, part of that is tied to production, distribution and of course consumerism. While one could get angry about all this waste it is actually these 3 things that allow us to produce so much, to be able to waste so much.

If we did not have the production capacity, nor the transportation ability, people would be left to purchase food from local producers for the majority of their food stuffs. The farms would be smaller and production capacity much smaller as well. So… It's a catch 22. Without the new methods the current population would have trouble sustaining itself.

Now, to address the thread. There is no way the west is going to go back to reduced production. Sure the free market has pushed for organic, grain fed, etc. And did get some smaller producers with better quality control as a result, but not enough to change the landscape.

So the thread posits the question, do our cheery overlords wish to see the same production capacity as the 1800s to reduce the number of people since population growth is nicely tied in with food and energy production?

Hmm…

Who knows, sounds like a good saturday night film. Whether its the weather or simply control of a global food supply I suppose one day we will have the answer.



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 07:06 AM
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I see lots of people in supermarkets with full trolleys and I think to myself they won't eat all of that. I only purchase food that my body needs not what I want which has cut down on my wastage. People need to use their brain and think what they need not want. Soon it'll be the rich taking all the food due to the price rises and leaving us poor people scraps.



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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i think they need HATFIELD THE RAINMAKER down there he did it after a drought in 1904 brought so much rain it washed briges and dams away dig him up



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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This is going to be a big issue for people, for the next few years at least. Look at last year and the the hay shortage. All the farmers were selling off their cattle, because they couldn't feed them.

Now we have no rain out west. And I believe we are suppose to have a hot summer, at least where I am.

I'm grateful I had a poor upbringing. I learned to can everything. Even though now it is just hubby and I at home, I still can a ridiculous amount of food. You save so much money, and with little to no waste. I grow a huge garden every year as well.

Can't wait to get the chicken coop up and running. If the snow ever goes away.

Has anyone else noticed that milk is already on it's way up again? It's going to be hard for everyone, when they can't even afford the staples.



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 09:00 AM
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boncho
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Quite correct that the entire number does not mean thrown off the plate because that would be impossible to track. But you have to admit that what we actually wipe off our plates could feed Nations.


Yes, and the amount of heat lost in ICE engines could probably heat every home the world over. This is an interesting read - Garbage did not exist in the 1800s, instead it was scraps. And scrap material would be bartered by pedlars to be reused in creating new items. Food scraps were used to feed livestock, pets and wandering animals used to be the garbage collectors.

I actually like the angle of this thread, I just wanted to throw in the point I was making earlier. Since we do now make major waste, part of that is tied to production, distribution and of course consumerism. While one could get angry about all this waste it is actually these 3 things that allow us to produce so much, to be able to waste so much.

If we did not have the production capacity, nor the transportation ability, people would be left to purchase food from local producers for the majority of their food stuffs. The farms would be smaller and production capacity much smaller as well. So… It's a catch 22. Without the new methods the current population would have trouble sustaining itself.

Now, to address the thread. There is no way the west is going to go back to reduced production. Sure the free market has pushed for organic, grain fed, etc. And did get some smaller producers with better quality control as a result, but not enough to change the landscape.

So the thread posits the question, do our cheery overlords wish to see the same production capacity as the 1800s to reduce the number of people since population growth is nicely tied in with food and energy production?

Hmm…

Who knows, sounds like a good saturday night film. Whether its the weather or simply control of a global food supply I suppose one day we will have the answer.


Many would assume that because of the drought situation (and some doom porn thrown in) that we will see people chasing and eating bugs in the streets. Not the direction of this thread at all.

The points I wanted to make are as follows:

1. The drought IS happening and could very well last for years.

2. I fully believe that a part if not all of the drought is man made with an agenda of larger profits.

3. You may still buy that loaf of bread but the grain stores globally are going to be taxed and therefore prices are going to sky rocket.

4. Beef is going to be at a premium which will in turn raise chicken, pork etc.

5. This is only the beginning and people should start taking responsibility for producing veggies, maybe rabbits, chickens...whatever. Because we cannot sustain what we are ruining.

Much more but that's the gist of it.

As always Boncho my friend...

Peace



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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Right now it's raining so much in California they are worried about landslides. It's always the same they complain when they get no rain now that they get it they complain. There is just no pleasing some people.



posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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boncho
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Quite correct that the entire number does not mean thrown off the plate because that would be impossible to track. But you have to admit that what we actually wipe off our plates could feed Nations.


Yes, and the amount of heat lost in ICE engines could probably heat every home the world over. This is an interesting read - Garbage did not exist in the 1800s, instead it was scraps. And scrap material would be bartered by pedlars to be reused in creating new items. Food scraps were used to feed livestock, pets and wandering animals used to be the garbage collectors.


I know families who still live like that - all the food would be scraped from the plates and dropped in into the cat or dog bowl. The inhouse joke was "if you don't behave, you'll get the leftovers that the cat doesn't want".

Going back 90 years, all food was sourced locally. Farmers delivered direct to the greengrocer, fishmonger, butcher, baker, delicatessen, cake-makers, and they all had their own delivery people who would ride tricycles to deliver goods straight to the lady of the house. She could call in her order by telephone and put the purchase on the monthly tab. All meats and cheeses would be wrapped in waxed paper - glossy on one side, so it could be rinsed off. The wax paper could be recycled. Milk came in glass bottles, which would be delivered and collected to be washed out and reused. There weren't refrigerators, but large homes had ice-rooms which were huge blocks of ice in a sheltered space.

Absolutely nothing was wasted - clothes would be taken up, taken down, refashioned, repurposed by the local seamstress. Even socks would be darned and mended.



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