UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013
California is going through one of the worst droughts in the history of the state. This is impacting the growing of crops which accounts for a good amount of the food the USA consumes.
Globally, food prices are near their historic peaks, and food price volatility is widely seen as the “new normal.”
Rising food prices led to the Arab Spring! One man who could no longer provide for his family set himself on fire and that single act of desperation led to riots across the Arab world which toppled the governments of three countries and led to the bloody civil war dragging on in Syria. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/feb/17/what-caused-egyptian-revolution
So we see that lack of food creates a climate where people can and will engage in behavior that is violent, and unpredictable. In certain sections of Philadelphia store shelves were picked clean during the recent snow storm which knocked out the power for 5 days.
Now consider this, if the California drought continues along with the other bizarre weather patterns and the bee die-offs, which are happening in different parts of the world, what will happen to food prices in the near future? Will the government step in and start rationing?
Our society is enforced by the law and our civility is but a thin veneer which seems to vanish at the slightest interruption. Think about the lawlessness that surrounded the city of New Orleans in the days after hurricane Katrina? Think about the panic recently in Philadlephia when people realized they didn’t have enough food in their pantries to keep their families fed for a week. Think about it!
We can either choose to prepare now or panic later. Why not stock pile some food and water, candles and lamp oil, blankets and sleeping bags, a tent, a portable gas stove? Last week at the Decoding the End Times Prophecy Conference, I was asked by Canary Cry Radio about what I do to prepare for an emergency. I told them that I have a root cellar with food and water and also have a large garden where we grow most of our vegetables.
In closing todays post: I’ve covered this before in older blogs, but with the continuing drought in California as well as the record flooding in other parts of the world I thought it prudent to bring it up again. A good book to add to your library that discusses in these issues in depth is Holly Deyo’s book, Dare to Prepare. Here’s the link!
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