20 facts about the emerging global food shortage

A very alarming global food shortage has already begun, and it will only get worse in the months to come.

I realize this is not good news, but I encourage you to share the information in this article with everyone you can. People deserve to understand what is happening and they deserve the opportunity to prepare. The rate at which things are changing in the world right now is absolutely breathtaking, but most people assume that life will continue to go on as it normally does. Unfortunately, the truth is that a real planetary emergency is unfolding before our eyes.

Here are 20 facts about the emerging global food shortage that should chill you to the core…

#1 One of the most important French government officials tells us that we should prepare for an “extremely serious” world food crisis…

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the EU must face the prospect that the war in Ukraine could trigger 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 “starvation” to describe what’s to come…

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

#3 It is reported that food prices in German supermarkets will soon increase by 20-50%…

Just days after Germany recorded the highest inflation of its generation (with headline February CPI climbing at an annual rate of 7.6% and dashing all expectations), giving residents a sense of already -seen markedly unpalatable even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine shattered the few remaining supply chains and sent prices even higher into the stratosphere…

… On Monday, Germany will take a step towards a return to the dreaded Weimar hyperinflation, when, according to the German Retail Association (HDE), consumers should prepare for a new wave of price hikes for consumer staples and groceries, with Reuters reporting that prices at German retail chains will soar between 20-50%

#4 Rationing has already started in Spain…

In Spain, the country began to experience sporadic shortages of different products like eggs, milk and other dairy products almost immediately after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. In early March, large 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 items like flour and sunflower oil due to extremely low supplies caused by crippled supply chains from Russia and Ukraine.

#6 BlackRock boss warns this will be the first time this generation is “going to walk into a store and not be able to get what they want”…

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

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

#7 Since this time last year, some fertilizer prices have gone up 300%.

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

With prices having tripled in the past 18 months, many farmers are considering foregoing fertilizer purchases this year. That leaves a market long touted for its growth potential that is set to shrink by nearly a third, according to Sebastian Nduva, program manager at research group AfricaFertilizer.Org.

This could potentially reduce grain production by 30 million tonnes, enough to feed 100 million people, he said.

#9 Russia is normally one of the world’s largest fertilizer exporters…

Russia is a key global player in the field of natural gas, a major input for the production of fertilizers. Rising gasoline prices and supply cuts will further increase fertilizer prices. Russia is one of the largest exporters of the three main groups of fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). Physical reductions in supply could further inflate fertilizer prices.

#ten In a typical year, Russia and Ukraine collectively account for about 30% of all world wheat exports.

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

#12 Other countries depend on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine even more than Africa…

Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Eritrea have imported almost all of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine and need to find new sources. But they compete with much larger buyers, including Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and Iran, which got more than 60% of their wheat from the two warring countries.

#13 A Russian official warns that his country may soon only export food to “friendly nations”…

A Russian government official has threatened Russia to 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, threatened that Russia could soon cut off food exports from the West.

#14 On Friday, it was announced that 5 million more laying hens in Iowa are set to be culled due to bird flu.

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

#16 Overall, this is what the total national death toll from bird flu currently looks like: “22 million laying hens, 1.8 million broiler chickens, 1.9 million pullets and other commercial chickens and 1 .9 million turkeys”.

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

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

#19 During a recent interview, a prominent American farmer said that most Americans don’t like that “your grocery bill goes up by $1,000.00 a month”.

#20 The head of the United Nations World Food Program says what the planet now faces is unlike anything we’ve seen since World War II…

“Ukraine has only made more disaster worse than disaster,” said David M. Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme, 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 will come, and now it is here.

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

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

A truly nightmarish global food crisis is upon us, and hundreds of millions of innocent people will suffer deeply.

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(TLB) published this article by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com

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