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How long until the food chain breaks down and mass starvation begins in the US due to the lockdown?

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posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: chiefsmom
Ok, prime example of why NOT to watch the news.
Damn!

Milk.
They are not dumping milk, because they can't get it to market.

They are dumping milking, because despite the empty shelves you see in the store, they have too much. Schools aren't using it, bakery's aren't buying it, ect.

So no, there is no shortage of milk.
Plenty of dairy cows doing what they are supposed to be doing.


Yes this is correct & more. I'm here in the Dairy capital of the world (or at least the US)
They were talking about dairy problems for at least a year. The thing is people are realizing that
dairy is not healthy. People just don't drink it with every meal like they used to.
What you have seen with the dumping would have happened regardless of COVID or not.

Also most places in the US have so much food growing everywhere you can practically throw a rock and hit something edible.
Kudzu - edible
Hostas - edible
Dandelion - edible
Cattails - edible

I could go on and on. It's not that we don't have food, it's that people don't know what is all around them.


Why is their no flour on the shelves, or rice, and pasta is getting thinner every day.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: The2Billies

So the same nonsense alphabet soup news agencies you referred to only deal in facts and reality now?



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: The2Billies

originally posted by: face23785
The food supply isn't breaking down over this.

No more doom porn please. We've had enough.


Then why were there multiple story's on tonight's "nightly news" about it?

Sticking your head in the sand doesn't make reality go away.


It wasn't long ago there were multiple stories on the nightly news about Trump "obstructing Congress."

Your faith in the media is disturbing.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: The2Billies

As an internet expert on quarantines and food chain supplies, I can safely say that we have until next week Thursday before we become a nation of souless cannibals who prey on the weak and infirmed.


No fair. Some people around here got a head start.


Well, I see I erred in not putting the electrical tape over the web camera on my computer... I shall rectify that immediately and always wonder about you and how you knew. o_O


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posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: The2Billies


I'm a prepper an bought a lot of buckets from Rev. Jim. It's like cake!!! Wow!!! They even have enchiladas!!




Do you keep them next to your shotgun loaded with dimes that can "cut people in half" and the pink pistol you "just bought" for your wife 30 times?
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posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: The2Billies


I'm a prepper an bought a lot of buckets from Rev. Jim. It's like cake!!! Wow!!! They even have enchiladas!!




I'd like to argue with you about that sarcasm same I do with most of what you post, but I just can't. Bakker is a scourge and ought to be horse whipped (and forced to eat his own swill that he's trying to scare old Christians into buying.)



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: The2Billies

The crops in the fields, were due to not having any illegal immigrants to pick them.
I watched the same news show you did, were you not paying attention? Maybe you had the volume down?
edit on 14-4-2020 by chiefsmom because: My brain, and my hands are no longer communicating



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Dont..stop..



....the horror.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: DBCowboy
I can safely say that we have until next week Thursday before we become a nation of souless cannibals who prey on the weak and infirmed.


That's next Thursday!?!? Well, this is awkward... I mistakenly marked last Thursday down as the day and didn't say much because I assumed all of us left had done exactly the same thi... DAMMIT! I'm sure wearing the ass ears right now.


Awkward but a star for due diligence!




posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: face23785

You forgot to break out the smokes, man...






posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:40 PM
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As long as there is Monsanto based farms and GMO crops, everything will be fine in US.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Copy that...actually I am a preper of sorts with enough rice, beans and chili to last a year. And with a little more practice I can walk down by the Rio Grande and score a rabbit, or quail with a wrist rocket, most anytime.

Speaking of enchiladas....I sure miss Tammy!!



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:44 PM
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I have seen a few shortages here and there, but as for milk?
Plenty in every store I go into.


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posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: The2Billies

Our company moves food primarily. Nationwide were seeing very little slowdown. I just dropped 43,000 pounds of meat, and picked up 43,000 pounds of frozen produce. We're seeing some drop off in regional markets, but still not much.

I was just at our terminal in Laredo, which does cross border loads. We bring produce, pet food, chocolate and more up from Mexico, and send a lot of raw materials down. We have a small terminal and two satellite yards. The satellite yards hold about 50-60 trailers and the main yard probably 40-50 or so. All three were almost completely full.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:52 PM
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Why is their no flour on the shelves, or rice, and pasta is getting thinner every day.


I went to the store today, there was not a shortage of anything. I think it is regional, and more of an overbuying issue.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:52 PM
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It's a Domino effect.

Meat producers shutter for 2 or more weeks because their workforce is sick and then production falls. Sure we have stores but those stores have to be filled while we dip into them or at some point it can't keep up. You can only increase production (to make up for lost production) so much before you run out of hours in the day, have to increase prices because of double pay to employees and run out of sources.

Crops rotting in the field don't get sold for money used to purchase the good for the next crop. The farmer goes bankrupt and now no new crop for next season.

It's not as simple as thinking we have plenty now so why not dump the extra or just cut production. You won't starve now but it will have some ramifications down the line.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Identified

Those meat producers aren't producing for the entire country from one plant though. Smithfield and JBS have plants scattered through the country doing both beef and pork. A plant in Idaho isn't sending product to Georgia. They might send it to Mexico or Asia, but it's mostly sent regionally.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: The2Billies

The case of some goods not being on shelves is because rice and flour producers sell most of their stock in large quantities to restaurants, bakers, packaged food producers and institutions.

They simply don't have the equipment to keep up with the demand for 5 pounds of flour or rice that are being are being purchased in grocery stores at twice the rate.

We need stores to start selling the larger bags during this time.



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: The2Billies

As an internet expert on quarantines and food chain supplies, I can safely say that we have until next week Thursday before we become a nation of souless cannibals who prey on the weak and infirmed.


Lol glad I've lost weight or Id be a prime target



posted on Apr, 14 2020 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Please don't eat wild rabbits without snow on the ground for 24 hours. The parasites and Tularemia are a major problem in NM outside of the winter months. Most of those (especially Tularemia) will actually make pre-existing starvation issues a lot worse because you'll purge for days. Quail are fine, though... same as dove, rattlesnakes, I'd be amazed if you couldn't find some mule deer or antelope.



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