The Coming Food Shortage: How Bad Will it Get?

By | October 1, 2022

Our world’s food supply is increasingly Under the strain of multiple factors we Have inflation war and drought just to Name a few but should we be panicking About food scarcity in the future will It impact you directly depending on who You listen to you might think the Doom And Gloom famine are right around the Corner but is it really before every Storm that impacts an area we see empty Store shelves every hint at a reason to Panic or have a concern and you see People stoking the fear by posting Pictures of this store’s one aisle with Empty shelves food scarcity it’s really Become a popular talking point to whip Up views but is there any truth to it This video will try to examine this Issue from a logical evidence-based Approach and not a fear-based Perspective I will tell you up front That yes there is room to be concerned If you follow my channel for any length Of time you know that I try to approach Material from a level-headed perspective And I’m not out to scare people but you Need to pay attention to what’s Happening we’re going to cover the Reasons for concern in this video but Even more importantly we’re going to Cover the Solutions in the second half Of this video so you’re definitely going To want to stick around for that so Let’s jump in download the start

Preparing Survival Guide to help you Prepare for any disaster I’ll post a Link in the description and comments Section below or visit cityprepping.com Forward slash get started for a free Guide to help you get started on your Journey of preparedness Yes there is a coming food shortage The facts are out there the cost to Operate farmer ranches or input costs Are way up because of low fee grain Supplies high fertilizer prices and even Fuel costs to operate all the heavy and Light Machinery many Ranchers have taken Advantage of the current high prices and Sold off many of their herds this will Challenge supplies in 14 to 15 months as I mentioned in other videos natural gas Is used to make fertilizer the cost of Natural gas has been way up since the Start of the Russian Ukrainian war and It will likely climb even higher still Owing to the sabotage of the Nordstrom Pipeline even though they were offline And the increased demands of winter Fertilizer production takes a back seat To people’s essential heat the grain Production and exporting normally done By Russia and Ukraine have also been Significantly reduced due to the Conflict Russia and Ukraine account for Nearly a third of global wheat supplies Alone after this the sunflower seeds and Oil Ukraine is the highest volume

Producer of this oil seed Russia is the Second largest Beyond just green these Two countries are also significant Exporters of iron steel and Wood Products all of which are needed for a Global economy to grow even this is Related to food scarcity in some ways if You can’t build an economy it falls into A prolonged recession this leads to Massive inflationary pressures that in Turn leads to what the experts call the Food Mirage where categories of food may Be plentiful but prices are beyond the Means of low-income households you might See this phenomenon now if you’ve cut Back on your beef purchases or stocked Up on flour finally as I covered in Another video grain hoarding activities Of India and China make rain more Expensive in global supplies tighter the Fact remains that most countries don’t Produce everything they need to feed Their population even countries with Ample land and water for food production Favor cheaper exports when they can There are very few banana plantations in The contiguous United States for Instance and though we grow plenty of Fruits like grapes and avocados we Import even more though California Produces 90 percent of the tomatoes in The United States it is also 35 percent Of world production likewise while the United States accounts for less than two

Percent of global rice production it Ships almost five percent of global Exports and is currently the fifth Largest exporter so you may pass by on Your morning commute a crop of something Thriving in the field but there’s a Solid chance at what is growing there Will never reach your dinner table a Supply chain may see food shipped off to Cheaper manufacturers overseas before Making its way back to the United States Via Supply chains that have at least in The last year proven incredibly fragile At best all these human-made challenges Aside a natural crisis is a occurring at A rate we haven’t seen in a while I Won’t put it anywhere on par with the Dust Bowl as some would have you believe But there’s no denying similar Conditions or foam inning the whole Western part of the United States is in A multi-decade drought it’s drier and Hotter than it has been in hundreds of Years some heat waves are so prolonged That they have disrupted fruits sitting On the vine this was the case with the California tomato harvests that are down To their lowest levels in decades and Here we are talking hundreds of Thousands of metric tons lower I don’t Want to cherry pick the fruits and Vegetables here if you do the research And you talk to Farmers you will know That challenges from weather drought

Heat and other natural extremes have Drop production rates around the world For Rice wheat corn soybeans sorghum Barley and more I’ll put links to some Of these Farm reports in the comments Below so you don’t just have to take my Word for it I’ll be the first to tell You that hurricane Ian literally went Right across the citrus belt of Florida Some 375 000 Acres that state has Produced 70 percent of all all U.S Citrus over the last decade the Citrus Harvest began around the middle of September while it is still too early to Tell how much of it will be a loss it’s Safe to say that citrus trees Laden with Fruit don’t fare well to sustain Winds Of around 100 miles per hour right now Farmers can’t even get out to their Crops to assess and Report the damage But it would be wise to brace for a Citrus shortage in the high prices that Will come with it ongoing problems with Soil salinity will plague the most Impacted areas for years the man-made And natural challenges to our food Supply combined to give the supply side Of the equation a very dismal Outlook From economics to war to input costs to Lower Harvest to drought in some places And floods and others I’m not gonna lie The answer to the question of whether We’re facing a food crisis is an Emphatic yes still do you face a food

Crisis Here’s why the answer may be no Some countries worldwide are heading Right in the famine in the next year Possibly through the rest of this decade There’s no doubt about it they have Never produced the amount of food Required to sustain their populations The cell of other minerals chemicals and Industrial Commodities allow them to Purchase the needed food for their People those food resources are now Highly priced since straying these Countries economies to the point of Collapse or they aren’t available for Purchase and importation anymore Ukrainian grain exports are lower than They’ve ever been then some countries do Produce enough of a type of food for Their population but have long generated Income by exporting these countries are No longer exporting as much of any grain China and India are the best examples of This China in particular is hoarding Grain and suffering through some pretty Extreme weather events right now They’re not likely to tie up their Exports to save the world when they need The food in their own country producing Enough of a type of food to feed your Population however is becoming more of a Rarity these days the food produced However needs new distribution channels Establishing these new channels that

Turned to a country’s own population Does not happen overnight There’s a severe lack of food diversity That leaves many throughout the world Vulnerable our ancestors forged and ate An abundance and diversity of different Foods but modern agricultural processes Have specialized our food resources to a Handful of staple options these Forgotten Foods edible but rarely Commercially produced or harvested Compose around 200 000 plant species but They have been put aside in favor of Higher yielding or better consumer Appealing crops in a person at sunchoke Pumpkin or sweet potato leaves porcelain Moringa gooseberries a bag of Buckwheat Or amaranth or a handful of chocolate Berries and you’re probably going to get Some odd looks so in assessing your and Your area’s potential for food scarcity You must ask yourself a couple of Questions first how dependent upon External sources of food are you if all Your food comes from a grocery store you Will suffer worse than someone who grows Even a little bit of what they eat if All your food comes into your area on Trucks you’ll have more of a challenging Time with shortage so how removed from The soil are you if you live miles from Where the food comes from you are last On the list when shortages occur Second how dependent upon very specific

Staples are you if your diet relies on One or two grains like wheat and oats You’re probably not in a position to Pivot up and pay for quinoa amaranth or Almond flour some alternate grains might Not even be readily available where you Live third how close to the food are you And by this I mean do you cook it Yourself or do you rely upon restaurants And food processors it’s one thing to go To a store and buy an increasingly more Expensive can of minestrone or french Onion soup if your economy holds up and There isn’t another onion crop failure Or there’s wheat enough for the pasta in Your minestrone you might be okay Otherwise would you know how to cook Either of these soups where to Source The onions or how to make your own pasta If you answer that you can do that by Sourcing locally and cooking on your own If you had to you will suffer far less Than someone who responded that they Couldn’t so while I don’t think every Living plant will wither and die like in Some science fiction or fantasy movie Leaving a world’s population starving we Cannot deny that shortages will occur in The next few years you will hear more About shortages supply chain failures Crop failures and even famine and there Won’t be any shortage of Doom and Gloomers posting pictures of their local Grocery store shelves or lamenting about

How they can’t get this or that food Item in some cases this will lead to Runs on stores which will further impede Food supply issues Hal dependent upon The very narrow fixed systems of Production how specific your diet is and What you know about food and food Preparation and sourcing will be the Factors that determine the extent that The coming Global Food scarcity will Impact your life it’s undeniable that There will be less food in the system Therefore there will be diminished Options for most and challenges for Everyone is the coming food shortage Real yes will it impact you directly Let’s answer that with a maybe in a Country like the United States where There is food abundance you may be able To Pivot and change your diet pay the Higher prices and just have food as a More prominent line item in your budget Most people in the world however are not In that situation as they suffer it will Put upward pressure on prices and Supply So you will face the impact of the Coming food shortage even if it doesn’t Directly impact your daily caloric Intake What can you do So what can you do start by asking Yourself this question then work to Become more independent I think food Independence and not just storing food

Is such a huge issue moving forward that I’m going to be making a significant Change here on this channel to more and More pivot to this discussion and Introducing practical ways to prepare Yourself for future food scarcity I believe and again based on the Evidence I laid out that there is food Scarcity coming but there are things you Can do to lessen or even negate the Impact that will have an impact on your Life first turn to locally sourcing your Resources shorten that supply chain so It doesn’t rely upon other countries Where’s the closest small-scale farming Operation to you second buy bulk and Then set aside to keep your food Reserves high buying a mega size two Pack of cereal right now might seem more Than you may need but you’ll be glad to Have the extra box set aside when the Farm reports are made public I know many People who formed their own little Family co-ops buy in bulk and then parse It out amongst themselves and that’s a Great solution you may not be able to Eat a bushel of apples but you could Certainly save money by buying in bulk Buying extra and then swapping them with Other members in your Co-op Apples by The way are one of the crops looking to Do well this year so there’s a glimmer Of good news in all of this information Third grow something figure out a way

Whether that’s sprouts and herbs on a Windowsill your own hydroponic system in Your garage or a container garden by Your balcony if it gets truly bad that Food production will be critical to you Though you may not be able to eat all The sweet potatoes you grow in a 40 Gallon container the Surplus Harvest can Be traded for other food resources you Just might not be able to eat the fruit Tree that you planted today for several Years still out but by planting it now It puts a long-term insurance policy on The future food insecurity Fourth cook and preserve every morsel of Food that you buy dehydrate freeze-dried Powder stew canned pickle or whatever Method that you choose to use and that’s Easiest for you by doing this this Builds up your inventory and teaches you Vital skills that can be applied to Existing and future food resources When the people that suffer through the Dust Bowl when they rain low on food They rendered some of the only vegetable Matters still available to them the Tumbleweed believe it or not and they Made it edible by pickling it that Brings up the final thing that you can Do here to lessen the impact of food Scarcity diversify your diet and cook For yourself that’s really two things But I put them together here because if You’ve ever sprouted a red amaranth you

Can get 40 000 seats for under six Dollars if you get a few Sprouts Sprinkled over your fish at your Favorite restaurant you’re gonna pay for It still you must know how to sprout This grain from seed you have to know in What ways you can eat it whether you Actually like the taste of it and Whether it agrees with your digestive System all of that has to come now Before the more extensive food crisis Strikes so there’s much you should be Doing now There is a looming food crisis and I Believe that it’s barreling down on us Right now as a prepper what you do now Will determine whether that will impact You and as I mentioned earlier we’re Working on several videos to roll out Over the next few months to teach you More about food Independence I want to Link to a couple of videos right now in The description section I’ll post some Links up in the cards above here in a Moment uh to some videos that I’ve done In the past on minimal basic starting Points that you should have in place When you’re starting out preparing food You know having food backed up a food Inventory on hand the first is how to Easily build a two-week food supply if You don’t have this in place you’re Going to be a victim of whatever Disaster Comes Your Way a lot of

Disasters natural otherwise usually Resolve within the first two to three Weeks and at least at a bare minimum Having that in place I believe puts you Far ahead so please let this be your Starting point and watch this video Starting out again I’ll link to it up in The cards the second video I suggest is Three months is all you need as a Prepper here’s why that’s the name of The title specific preps they can be Extended in rationed to last even longer Than you planned for them to a food Shortage may not require you to turn Solely to your stored food and if it Doesn’t knowing how you can stretch your Supply will be critical to your survival Finally watch and again I’ll post this Link up above a video called 16 pounds Of food to keep you alive crucial Prepper Pantry food items understanding The low-cost high-yield Foods you could Be eating now to offset shortages Elsewhere might soon mean the difference Between an empty bowl or food in your Belly Look we’re facing a food crisis for Reasons of our own making and reasons That are far beyond our individual Control and I’ll be honest with you here We may have reached the Apex in the Collective history of our food Production and supply and that doesn’t Mean that it’s all downhill from here us

Some would want you to believe in order To scare you but it does however mean That you will have to change your ways If you plan on thriving through this Long slow disaster of global proportions And I hope you take this seriously watch The other recommended videos and get Your food preps and Security in better Order as always stay safe out there Foreign