U.S careening toward food crisis as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts supplies
The media is refusing to report that America is heading for major food shortages as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts global supply chains, an expert is warning.
The world is rapidly moving toward a food crisis that could affect millions of people.
Major shortages are already being reported by farmers and spillover of the crisis could soon spark agricultural mayhem in the United States.
Russia and Ukraine are known as the “breadbasket of the world” for their farming exports.
Both countries are responsible for a quarter of the international wheat trade, about a fifth of corn, and 12% of all calories traded globally.
The curtailment of agricultural exports from Russia and Ukraine will have significant knock-on effects on global food supplies.
Another major problem is access to fertilizers, as Russia has banned exports of the nutrients, according to ZeroHedge.
It’s not whether or not there will be a food crisis, however, it’s how big that crisis will be.
The Russian invasion is choking off grain exports to emerging market countries and causing prices to rise, which may result in social unrest.
Even in the Western world, agricultural markets have not been immune, and higher prices have stung consumers.
A tweet from Douglas Karr, the founder of the businesses blog Martech Zone, made the point the “media isn’t even warning you” a food crisis in America is emerging.
Karr said he spoke with numerous folks in the food industry who said farmers in the South and Midwest are having trouble procuring fertilizer to grow crops ahead of planting season.
He said farmers in the “Midwest are switching,” likely referring to crops that need fewer nutrients because they “can’t get nitrogen nor fertilizer.”
Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, the global food system was strained.
Snarled supply chains and adverse weather conditions in top growing regions of the world resulted in low crop yields and rising prices.
The supply shock of Ukraine will amplify the crisis as the UN warned global food prices could jump 8%-20% from here (prices are already at record highs).
Responding to Karr’s viral tweet, some people said they were buying a freezer to panic hoard food supplies as the worst food crisis has yet to come.
“Likely getting a 2nd chest freezer soon and stuffing it with meats/frozen vegetables/etc,” one person said on Twitter.
Now Prepare For The Next Natural Disaster And Emergency.
“Also, it looks like ‘preppers’ who were dismissed or made fun of last decade are about to be set on being right.”
Another person said, “Read this and then understand why in the last 6 months several publications have been grooming us to accept eating bugs.
“All of this was planned. Buy a 2nd freezer, and stock it. Soon.”
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