20 Facts About The Emerging Global Food Shortage That Should Chill You To The Core

by | Apr 5, 2022 | Headline News | 23 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

    A very alarming global food shortage has already begun, and it is only going to get worse in the months ahead.  I realize that this is not good news, but I would encourage you to share the information in this article with everyone that you can.  People deserve to understand what is happening, and they deserve an opportunity to get prepared.

    The pace at which things are changing around the globe right now is absolutely breathtaking, but most people assume that life will just continue to carry on as it normally does.  Unfortunately, the truth is that a very real planetary emergency is developing right in front of our eyes.  The following are 20 facts about the emerging global food shortage that should chill you to the core…

    #1 One of France’s most important government officials is telling us that we should brace ourselves for an “extremely serious” global food crisis…

    France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the EU must get to grips with the prospect that the war in Ukraine could prompt an “extremely serious” global food crisis.

    #2 Joe Biden recently admitted that food shortages are “going to be real”, and his administration is now openly using the word “famine” to describe what is coming…

    The Biden administration is worried Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause famine in parts of the world, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse told CNBC on Friday.

    #3 It is being reported that food prices at German supermarkets will soon go up between 20 and 50 percent

    Just days after Germany reported the highest inflation in generation (with February headline CPI soaring at a 7.6% annual pace and blowing away all expectations), giving locals a distinctly unpleasant deja vu feeling even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke what few supply chains remained and sent prices even higher into the stratosphere…

    … on Monday, Germany will take one step toward a return of the dreaded Weimar hyperinflation, when according to the German Retail Association (HDE), consumers should prepare for another wave of price hikes for everyday goods and groceries with Reuters reporting that prices at German retail chains will explode between 20 and 50%

    #4 Rationing has already begun in Spain

    In Spain, the country started experiencing sporadic shortages of different products like eggs, milk and other dairy products almost immediately following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In early March, major supermarkets like Mercadona and Makro began rationing sunflower oil.

    #5 Rationing has also already started in Greece

    In Greece, at least four national supermarket chains have started rationing food products like flour and sunflower oil due to critically low supplies caused by the crippled supply chains coming out of Russia and Ukraine.

    #6 The head of BlackRock is warning that this will be the very first time this generation “is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want”

    On Tuesday, BlackRock Inc. President Rob Kapito told an audience in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, that an entire younger generation is quickly finding out what it means to suffer from shortages, according to Bloomberg.

    “For the first time, this generation is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want,” Kapito said. “And we have a very entitled generation that has never had to sacrifice.”

    #7 Since this time last year, some fertilizer prices have gone up by as much as 300 percent.

    #8 Many farmers in Africa will not be able to afford fertilizer at all this year, and it is being projected that this will reduce agricultural production by an amount capable of feeding “100 million people”

    With prices tripling over the past 18 months, many farmers are considering whether to forgo purchases of fertilizers this year. That leaves a market long touted for its growth potential set to shrink by almost a third, according to Sebastian Nduva, program manager at researcher group AfricaFertilizer.Org.

    That could potentially curb cereals output by 30 million tons, enough to feed 100 million people, he said.

    #9 Russia is normally one of the biggest global exporters of fertilizer

    Russia is a key global player in natural gas, a major input to fertilizer production. Higher gas prices, and supply cuts, will further drive fertilizer prices higher. Russia is one of the biggest exporters of the three major groups of fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). Physical supply cuts could further inflate fertilizer prices.

    #10 In a typical year, Russia and Ukraine collectively account for approximately 30 percent of all global wheat exports.

    #11 Half of Africa’s wheat imports usually come from either Russia or Ukraine.

    #12 Other nations rely on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine even more than Africa does

    Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Eritrea have imported virtually all of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine and must find new sources. But they are competing against much larger buyers, including Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and Iran, which have obtained more than 60 percent of their wheat from the two warring countries.

    #13 One Russian official is warning that his nation may soon only export food to “friendly nations”

    A Russian government official has threatened that Russia will limit its vital food exports to only nations it considers “friendly”.

    Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Russian security official who previously served as the nation’s president, has threatened that Russia may soon cut off the West from food exports.

    #14 On Friday, it was announced that another 5 million egg-laying chickens in Iowa would have to be put down because of the bird flu.

    #15 The death toll from the bird flu in Iowa alone will be pushed beyond 13 million as a result of this latest incident.

    #16 Overall, this is what the total national death toll from the bird flu currently looks like: “22 million egg-laying chickens, 1.8 million broiler chickens, 1.9 million pullet and other commercial chickens, and 1.9 million turkeys”.

    #17 China’s agricultural minister has announced that the winter wheat harvest in China could be “the worst in history”.

    #18 We are being warned that the winter wheat harvest in the United States will be “disastrous” due to severe drought.

    #19 During a recent interview, one prominent U.S. farmer stated that most Americans won’t like it when “your grocery bill is up $1,000.00 a month”.

    #20 The head of the UN World Food program says that what the planet is now facing is unlike anything that we have seen since World War II

    “Ukraine has only compounded a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe,” said David M. Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, the United Nations agency that feeds 125 million people a day. “There is no precedent even close to this since World War II.”

    We have been warned over and over again that this day was coming, and now it is here.

    Like I said at the beginning of this article, I hope that you will share this information with as many people as possible, because this crisis really is going to affect every man, woman and child on the entire planet.

    In my entire lifetime, I have never seen anything like this, and conditions are getting worse with each passing day.

    A truly nightmarish global food crisis really is upon us, and hundreds of millions of innocent people are going to deeply suffer as a result.

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      1. Read the back of the book if you want to know what else is coming.

        Oar just sit on the sideline and exclaim “how could this happen, how could anyone have foreseen it!” as it takes place and catches you by surprise.

        • worst part is you will go thru it, no matter how well you prepared. by money, food or medicine, there will be something you need urgently or over the long term that will not be available anymore. best of luck to everyone making it thru.

          • Yep. I hope they take silver as payment…

            • There is no payment for something that is no longer available.

              Like medicine and such.

              Do you now need any medications to remain functional, or to stay alive?

              Or do you think you may in the near future?

              Keep in mind that before we had the modern pharmaceuticals people relied on natural herbs and such, and most of them died in their late 30’s and 40’s.

        • This is such a worn out piece of writer’s crap from M.Snyder. We know what is going on and get tired of hearing the sos from him.
          He is basically washed up since he shut down the comments section of his blogs.

          The parrot heads keep reverberating the same old fear porn and just like you say….”read the back of the book if you want to know what is coming”.

        • Well, blame all the ones that are treating the common cold like its, well, a pandemic…..the lockdowns and over reaction caused this. Do not buy into their excuses. They causes this. Period…..they need to pay the price. A big ugly price.

      2. The last two working orchards, here, were left in the care of a “secular” Iranian, afraid of my hat and boots, and a Walmart scooter lady, who broke her leg walking in disked soil. An Asian tourist fell in her outhouse. She was vocal about horses wearing diapers in what was recently a ranching community.

        Globalism and WEF, et al, would have been a giant abortion (failure) if held to Christian patriarchy.

        • In my humble opinion, the several lines of text above, could use some sort of translation to make sense to me. Wow. It read like something the Imposter-In-Chief would spew.

          • Totally agree. I was a regular on the ECB for over a decade, and msnyder has lost his way.

            His readership got so bad, that the majority of regulars only used his blog to argue or parrot head the sos, day in and day out.

            MSnyder shut his comment section down, and basically has nothing new to offer readers. Too bad, because at one time he was as good as mac slavo.

      3. ((( ?????????? )))

      4. It’s not Friday yet, therefore too early for Snyder doom porn!

      5. I guess this will be what they blame the mass vaccine deaths on?

      6. `
        peru and sri lanka already having riots over inflation, energy and food and europe hiking prices 20-50% on everything now and having shortages.
        the usa may try to whistle past the graveyard, but something is going to grab it and drag it under the dirt within six months.
        i’ve always been skeptical of sites like shtfplan, but you cannot deny 40 year high inflation, record gas prices and real incoming food shortages. planned or not, the collapse predicted is coming and its going to be a nightmare.

      7. Read on if you dare…

        What we are seeing is the revival and rise of the Roman empire as spoken of in the word of God….its only going to grow worse for the world must have one leader come on the scene….

        The Antichrist

        Now for those who care to take a deep dive in the spiritual and Divine world of the Lord God Almighty…. Open your bible and I would point you to the book below.

        AW Pink – The Antichrist
        ht tps://www.ccel.org/ccel/p/pink/antichrist/cache/antichrist.pdf

        For those who know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, let this be a comfort to you knowing your Lord is standing at the door…

        For those who do not know Christ as Lord and Savior…know this, He is Lord of all and it is only if you have a saving faith by His blood and have been born again that you will be in glory. Otherwise you will perish and be cast in the lake of fire for eternal punishment.

        Proverbs 18:10-12

        10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it and are safe
        11- A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
        12- Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility [goes] before honor.

        • Ok so what about the multi billions that never heard of jeebus or the billions before he was supposedly born? Huh? Are they in Hell? Every “religion” says the same shit. Your “God” is the real deal and everyone else is a fake? There is no hell. Religion is just another form of government. Ya know what? I HATE GOVERNMENT! I follow natural law. Ever heard of that? I don’t need some man made horseshit fegget telling me what to do or how to live! Natural law is born in everyone, some just love making money off of adding their own shit and making it some kind of “spiritual” thing. But then the masses are quite stupid and gullible, look at where we are now.

          • The Bible based version of True Christianity does not teach that those ignorant of the Word / Jesus Christ, will be cast alive into hell.

            That is just some twisted ideology that comes from ignorant preachers / teachers / and hypocritical self-professing Christians.

            The truth of the Word, is that those that did NOT have a CHANCE at salvation because of NOT hearing the truth of the Word, will absolutely get that chance during the teaching period of 1000 years under Christ’s rule and reign.

            Don’t fall for the fearporn and doom and gloom tribulation talk from those that like to perceive themselves as holier than thou.

          • I doubt you really want an answer to that, but what do you think Jesus was doing while he was in Hell?

            FWIW, the Bible tells us that those who go before judgment, not those who are believers in Christ but those who have died without him and face judgment, will each be judged according to his works.

            Again I suggest you read the Bible and try to find answers there, you may find it makes a positive difference in your life when you read and genuinely try to understand it.

      8. No worries, when we run out of food the elites will be on the menu!

      9. Let’s explore the issue of global food supply and food supply systems. First off, the world produces WAY more food every year than there are people to eat it. Inequalities and starvation occur not because of a lack of food in the world, but because of social, economic, and political issues in each country.

        Let’s take the developed West. The West is very oversupplied with food and calories (look at how fat most Americans are!). Basically you could see a reduction in available foodstuffs in the West by 50% and still not see starvation etc. Because the West is so productive, we support the third world with food too. Africa, for example, couldn’t have its exploding population growth without free food from the West and Russia.

        So, what does a food crisis really look like? It would be a no brainer to cut off shipping so much food to Africa for starters. Instead, use the pain to force Africa to adopt sustainable development practices, ie: have fewer children and learn how to grow their own food, find water, etc.

        As for Europe, stop all inward migration from Africa and the Middle East and there would be plenty of food left. Same goes for the US.

        For Asia, there are a lot of them and they would much more productively use the land in Africa than the Africans. So let Asians land clear in Africa and go big in agribusiness.

        Do this and the ‘food crisis’ would disappear within two years.

      10. If you are saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ shed on the Cross for your sins, then praise the Lord every day for opening your eyes to the evil that is being perpetrated out there. We are nothing without Him. Before we were saved, we were a pile of ashes ready for hell. After He saved us, He exchanged those ashes for BEAUTY in HIM, Praise God!! So, we continue to attempt to reach as many people for Jesus that we can, by way of posting, tracting, billboarding, emailing, preaching, commenting, all to bring Just ONE MORE SOUL To HIM!

        Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



      11. I hope they are wrong, but the fact that even mainstream news is starting to talk about impending and actual food shortages says one of 2 things, 1) They are trying to scare you to control you OR
        2) They want to starve you into submission to the Great Reset or the UN’s Agenda 2030.
        Our Wal Mart Super store shelves have basically been out of or scant of pastas and wheat products for months. Many products are no longer affordable.
        In my opinion the cause of all of this is the Green’s or Climate Change Radicals who want to eliminate all carbon-based fuels, which we depend on for all aspects of our lives. They don’t care how much humans have to suffer while they achieve their goals.

      12. One thing is for sure, we are all gonna be a lot thinner!

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