It Has Begun: Wise Up and Stock up as Food shortages and Price Hikes Are Coming Before the Years End

 

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Stop for a moment and think about what’s happening weatherwise around the world.

California is in the middle of a drought so severe that domestic supplies may be cut in a matter of weeks. California produces a massive amount of the food consumed in the United States.

Extreme cold in the United States has killed livestock in the hundreds of thousands.

Florida farmers are  looking at massive losses from cold weather not just ruining citrus crops, but squash, cucumbers and herbs.

Wheat growth in Texas is stunted by continuing cold weather.

The fishing industry in Indonesia has taken a hit because of bad weather.

Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia have experienced rainfall heavy enough to flood fields and rot crops where they stand. Volcanic eruptions in Ecuador are also creating problems due to cattle ingesting ash with their feed leading to a slow and painful death.

Parts of Australia have been in drought for years affecting cattle and agricultural production.

Rice production in China has been affected by record low temperatures.

Large parts of the UK are underwater, and much of that water is sea water which is poisoning the soil. So wet is the UK that groundwater is so high it is actually coming out of the ground and adding to the water from rivers and the sea. With the official assessment being that groundwater flooding will continue until MAY, and that’s if it doesn’t rain again between now and then. The River Thames is 65 feet higher than normal in some areas, flooding town after town as it heads to the sea.

 

 Shepperton in Surrey

Even the boreholes that keep an eye on groundwater levels can’t cope, this one blew its cap off yesterday.

Crops are going to be severely affected with some farmers saying they will not be able to plant at all this year due to salt pollution from sea water inundation.

It’s time to ramp up your food prepping. Weather around the world is causing problems with food production and there is no reason to think these problems are just going to go away.

Although I personally don’t buy into the global warming hype there is no doubt that last years weather was bad enough around the globe to affect food security. The issues I’ve listed above are a few amongst many and we are only six weeks into the new year,

As I typed that last paragraph news alerts have gone out warning of 100mph winds, another few inches of rain and a further 23 flood warning issued to join the 300 plus already in force in the UK.

One geographical region having weather bad enough to damage food production usually results in higher prices because you have to import it from other countries. What happens though when those other countries don’t have food to sell you because they have barely enough to feed their own people?

It’s time we all woke up to what is happening. It’s highly likely that certain foodstuffs will be in short supply by the end of this year. What is available is going to be a good deal more expensive than it is now. Many will not be able to afford the prices asked for basic commodities.

Vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition and disease outbreaks always occur when any form of an economic shift takes place. There is no reason to think that our situation a few months down the line will be any different.  Food shortages and high prices are often a tipping point for wider unrest.

It has begun. Urge those whom you know are unprepared to wise up and stock up, time may be shorter than they think.

Take Care

Liz

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  3. Ken, Somerset friend. says:

    Hi Liz. I got totally disillusioned with Daily Sheeple, SHTF, Infowars, Prison Planet and Natural News. And it should come as no surprise why. Us 2 commenting on Gun Control and the Constitution is as far fetched as suggesting where the Russians are going wrong with their vodka recipies LOL.
    Infact my complaints about Facebook were MAGNIFIED when not just the commenters but most of the article writers on the DS are just taking up space on an already overcrowded digital world. My own comments mirrored this thrust instead of giving a genuine and helpful opinion and I am sorry.
    I have de-activated both my casual and best FB accounts and been several weeks without the silly games played by all despite the best will in the World.
    My question is Why take care of America’s problems when your own back yard is a garbage tip?
    So help me get over this.
    Thankyou.

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      You sound like a decent Citizen my dear, concerns echo’ed by all. My policy is just to get a little free’er and perhaps full of the obvious eg sow the dress not throw the fabric away. I believe that the perfect fortune that we have enjoyed for the last few decades is not going on forever so the imperative is to get organised and I had dreams I really did which show me the way. I also work yet live a ‘lie’ weekends.
      So help me please.

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  12. Shaken says:

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  14. Arizona says:

    LISTEN,I know you guys are expecting trouble later in the year,BUT I don’t think you’ve got that long,and heres why,I was talking to a RUSSIA ARMY CAPTAIN in walmart about two months ago,HE TOLD ME THEY ARE GETTING PAID $500.00 a day to be here,YOU HAVE 2.5 million foreign troops,from 6 differant nations here, collecting 500 bucks a day to hang out waiting for orders to attack us,he laughed,I can tell you, he wouldn’t have been laughing very long if it weren’t for the three sheriffs with him,to protect him,THE USA IS FLAT BROKE,when the money is cut off, THEY WILL ATTACK AMERICA,and everyone had better be ready…………

  15. iguana green says:

    Right. And it’s funny that the media is silent. The US is quiet as well. All is well. Matt Damon has a new movie.
    The beer is cold and the cable TV is still working.

    • Michael says:

      Of which nothing will get more expensive after this all. Catabolic collapse is here. Who cares about vitamins?

  16. Arizona says:

    WELL I certainly hate to throw a wet blanket on anyones party,BUT you got some really serious problems coming,DHS,has teams going around to ALL the nations food warehouses,BUYING everything there,AND THEY ARE THEN TAKING IT TO LANDFILS and BURNING IT,THIS will be the worst FAMINE americas ever seen,and you will have to go to the FEMA CAMPS for FOOD,and you won’t get anything till they put the MARK OF THE BEAST into you,its not about food,its about forcing you to take the mark,and so many will be caught off guard,SO WARN EVERYONE,A MAN MADE “FAMINE”….IS COMING……

  17. SWIFT says:

    Better get down on your knees and pray. You will not avoid the chaos and total breakdown of society, no matter where you live. Trouble will find you.

  18. John says:

    Every family should have at a minimum:
    1. Three to six months of Food.
    2. First Aid Kit.
    3. Water Filter.
    4. Sleeping Bag for each family member.
    5. Gun to protect your family.
    Do this and you will be better off then 90% of Americans.
    This will get you through most emergencies & disasters!

    • George says:

      John,

      Your information is wrong.

      You’ll be better off than 99% of Americans!

      Good luck and keep prepping!

  19. D says:

    JFYI – To wise up, successfully, one has to be wise. A wise person is not now wising up as they were wise enough to have already done so…

    We might as well face it, if you’re a real dumas with your head in the sand and can’t see what’s coming by now – well…good luck.

  20. laura m. says:

    America is down the abyss/sewers and there are too few savvy patriots to really matter as things continue to slide into decline. Not a good time to breed kids or go on spending sprees buying more junk. Prepare your family and stick with small groups of people you can trust for bartering and protection.

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