The U.S. Is Quickly Plumeting Towards a Food Crisis As Never Before Seen…Somebody Had to Tell You…Better Read This and Prepare

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Putin’s reckless follies are careening the world towards a food shortage and it’s a twofold issue. Russia and Ukraine produce 30% of the world’s wheat supply. Due to the exorbitant cost of natural gas, manufacture’s of fertilizer to grow the product have been forced to cut their production of ammonia and urea, two key ingredients, as much as 50%.

Svein Tore Holsether who owns Yara International, a leading supplier of fertilizer, said, “It’s not whether we are going to have a food crisis. It’s how large that crisis will be.” 

Merely two weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine wheat prices have hit an all-time record high, turning bread, a worldwide inexpensive staple, into quickly becoming a luxury item. 

As exports from Russia have come to a grinding halt, European wheat growers cannot possibly make up the difference due to slowed-down fertilizer production. Even when they can their hands on some they can’t afford it without risking losing everything. 

Wheat is taking the lead in turning up scarce but following closely behind is the production of vegetable oil, corn, and soybeans which are all three rapidly creeping up in price. 

Anticipating the impending food shortages many countries are working on ways to be more self-sustaining, but in turn, third world countries with limited internally grown produce are going to suffer the worse. 

Egypt has already banned its export of beans, lentils, wheat, and flour to protect its own food reserves, and Indonesia has begun limiting its exportation of palm oil which is a primary ingredient in cooking oil, cosmetics, and chocolate. Indonesia is the world leader in its production.

Ministers of the G7 are pleading with countries to “keep their food and agricultural markets open and to guard against any unjustified restrictive measures on exports.”

They further stated that “any further increase in food price levels and volatility in international markets could threaten security and nutrition at a global scale, especially among the most vulnerable living in environments of low food security.”

Western countries are by no means being left off the hook and have already experienced what promises to be only the beginning of emptier shelves at the supermarket and much higher sticker prices for what is still available.

Prior to Russia’s march into Ukraine, world food supplies were already being stretched out due to supply chain issues following the pandemic that left millions unemployed, including those who worked in any form of food production.

By all estimates, 27 million people were balancing on the brink of famine in 2019. Since that time this figure has dramatically risen to 44 million worldwide.

It’s getting close to time to plant wheat seeds but with bombs falling on their heads and fertilizer in short supply, don’t count on Ukraine being able to lend a hand in keeping bread on the world’s table.

If there was ever a time in the U.S. to Google gardening tips for planting a backyard garden, this is it. Not to be the bearer of bad news but somebody has to tell you. Food is about to get a whole lot more scarce before Piggly-Wiggly ever becomes an overflowing cornucopia again. If it ever does. And that second mortgage you’ve been contemplating? You may have to use it to keep your family fed.

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