Skip to comments.Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?
Posted on 04/20/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Nachum
It's not just beef, pork, shrimp, eggs, and orange juice...
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,
Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn't just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices. Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year. And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply. A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs. Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future. But what if something does happen? In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.
A professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University named Timothy Richards has calculated what the drought in California is going to do to produce prices at our supermarkets in the near future. His projections are quite sobering...
(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...
UN Agenda 21 at work to make life so expensive for the peasants that the give up and die.
A recent thread indicated that we should all get used to eating insects. Very affordable and “sustainable”.
And to what extent are US government policies increasing prices, causing scarcities and driving up energy costs? A great deal and the Marxists running the US want higher prices which cause dependency and privation which force more people on public assistance and tightens government control.
How will the entitlement crowd pay for their food?
Same way they do now - we will.
That’s not the goal in a 1st world country.
the goal in a 1st world country is to force others to pay for the entitlement crowds’ food so they keep breeding and so govt can take more and more out of the pockets of those they believe unfairly have too much.
This is a great time to pass the affordable food act. Find every critter endangered and cut off water supplies to farmers. Use all corn crops for ethanol. Federal agents will be unleashed on ranchers and cull herds. Obamafood for all.
let’s see the elite doing this every meal, every day for a few years. then i’ll be convinced of their sincerity.
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Central Valley farmers took a crippling blow Friday when U.S. officials made the unprecedented announcement that they would get no irrigation water from the federal government this year because of the drought.
A lot of the greenie/watermelons are vegan and vegetarian.
They will keep pushing their agenda (Gaia Religion) on everybody else. They might get some push-back from halal mohammedens.
It’s already almost doubled since Obama became pResident.
No reason to think his p1ss-poor policies won’t continue to have a negative effect for another 4-5 years.
The Preppers are right. Time to stock up on those price inflated freeze dried meals. And, it’s time to ban the word “gourmet” from the food lexicon.
So everyone should turn their yard into a garden starting today!
Putting 40% of the corn crop into ethanol raises grain prices and, indirectly, meat prices.
If we stopped burning food for fuel (and it doesn’t reduce dependance on foreign oil, but does waste water), food prices would come down.
Hey, let’s burn (corn) food for energy instead of coal!
According to my grocery shopping bills, it already has doubled in the last ten years. I'm not surprised if it does again, given the idiotic policies being implemented by the boy king and his merry band of court jesters.
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