Substantial Food Shortages for 2008The exploding population and rampant conversion of crop-land to bio-fuels is creating the inevitable - escalating food prices and shortages.
Earth can only supply so much food to feed the rapidly growing human population and the limit to the planet’s food production capacity has almost been reached.
As more of the population switches from a plant-based diet to a diet of meat, the amount of food available to humans decreases exponentially. It takes up to 12 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of hamburger.
In a sane world the price of meat would be reflected by its actual cost and people would eat less of it because of its high cost. However, meat and dairy industries are heavily subsidized in most countries and the cost to consumers is far below the real production cost while fruits and vegetables receive little or no subsidies and their cost remains high. In most countries, an artery clogging hamburger costs much less than a salad of vegetables or fruit.
The increased conversion of farm-land to the production of bio-fuels is also greatly reducing the amount of food available.
Grain supplies remain at the lowest levels ever and prices are rising rapidly. Wheat doubled in price in 2007 and will increase again as consumption continues to outstrip supply and more wheat fields are converted to corn and sunflowers for ethanol and bio-diesel. There are even some wheat crops being diverted to ethanol.
Bean mills report that many of their farmers are being paid to switch from beans to sunflowers and other crops for bio-fuels. As a result, the price of beans is rising rapidly in many areas.
The situation is being orchestrated by the ruling evil-elite as a population control measure and to increase profits for the agro-chemical mafia.
The evil-rich would rather control population by starvation than by education. Generally, it is the poorest people who have the most children. Starving the poor may reduce population growth for awhiole but it won’t resolve the population issue for the long-term.
As more families are forced to make the choice between education or food the level of education will decrease and the number of potential over-populaters will increase.
Now is a good time to plant a garden with non-genetically engineered fruits and vegetables. You can find a good source of seeds for delicious, nutritious and hardy plants at www.seedsavers.org and www.nativeseeds.org.
You may also want to consider stocking up on legumes and grains now before the price goes up any more.