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Now That EVERYBODY Knows It, DC Finally Admits That Food Shortages are a Problem

By Jeff Thompson

It’s only a “conspiracy theory” until things become too blatant to ignore. Despite our being told for months now that our supply chain problems were actually all just a figment of our imagination, food shortages and the food infrastructure system have now gotten so bad that the truth can no longer be denied.

The United States of America is running out of food.

To long-time readers of The Organic Prepper, or to anybody who walks through the grocery store with their eyes open, this should come as no surprise.

We’ve witnessed massive disruptions within our logistics system nationwide. Workers have gone on strike over “public health” policies, leading to a lack of workers to run trains. Container ships have purposefully been left to sit off of the coast of California. We are not going to have enough fertilizer to produce the food that we need this coming summer. Meat prices are soaringinflation has hit, we’re running out of precious metals, and it seems as if our food infrastructure is under deliberate attack.

Things have become so blatant that now, even DC is weighing in on the matter.

It was on March 21, 2022, that Jen Psaki, who formerly criticized the idea of supply chain problems even existing or mattering, said, “We do anticipate that higher energy, fertilizer, wheat, and corn prices could impact the price of growing and purchasing critical food supplies for countries around the world.” She went on to add that this wasn’t anything we had to worry about here in the United States.

I don’t know about you, but I just paid a record price to fill my car with gas the other day. This, on top of routinely being unable to find the things I need at the store.

Just a few days after Psaki’s comments, on March 24, 2022, Biden said food shortages are indeed coming.

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But there’s more.

Despite the massive inflation we’re seeing in the US, despite the American’s growing struggle with putting food on the table, now, you’re going to be paying taxes to go overseas for the upcoming famines.

Yes, you read that right.

Your troubles with keeping your family fed, with keeping gas in your tank, and with keeping the lights on are not only going to get worse, but you’re going to be forced to pay for people overseas now as well. Global redistribution of wealth is taking place.

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It was in Biden’s speech about the impending food crisis that he said, “We are in the process of working out with our European friends what it should be, what it would take to help alleviate the concerns relative to food shortages.”

As soon as I heard this, I knew what was next.

Forced charity.

I was right.

Next up, Biden mentioned that Americans were going to make a “significant” investment in humanitarian aid throughout the world for the impending food crisis.

Let the individual decide whether he will send money to somewhere overseas. Let the churches band together and raise funds. The NPOs can collaborate, using willfully given dollars to pitch in if they so desire. The Constitution doesn’t permit forced charity. This is robbery for the redistribution of wealth on a global scale.

Yes, we are facing a food shortage problem. Yes, it is going to get worse as the war in Ukraine escalates. And yes, things are going to get worse for you because you are going to have less money to spend on the food you need because it is going to be taken from you and given away to somebody overseas. Will your money be given to somebody who burns American flags in their free time? Will it go to people who are actively engaged in acts of terrorism? Perhaps it will go to people who support policies you believe are evil?

Wherever it goes, it doesn’t matter. It is stolen money. To be charitable with somebody else’s things doesn’t make one generous – it makes them a thief.

There is a high probability that you will struggle to keep your family cared for to the level that they are used to over the course of the next year. The Thirdworldization of America is about to accelerate. Your children may complain that they are hungry. You may not be able to afford Christmas presents for your family. You may end up where you have to choose between eating lunch or eating dinner. And all this while, the money you earned that could have prevented all this suffering will have been taken from you and given away to somebody overseas.

It doesn’t matter where you look, everybody is now saying that the US is about to experience food shortages.

People think preppers are crazy until they need their stuff. Nobody thought about keeping spare toilet paper on hand until the lockdowns. It was then that the world went mad.

You’re going to see the same thing with food. What was once a part of the prepper movement is about to go mainstream. And when it does, just like during the toilet paper crisis, the world will go mad. We’ve seen people get into fistfights so that they can wipe their butt. What will they do when they are hungry?

I hope you have your food storage in order. You’re going to need it.

Thoughts on the matter? Weigh in below.

Source: The Organic Prepper

Russia To Ban Fertilizer Exports To “Not Friendly” Countries; China Warns US Against Retaliation

Russia’s war on Ukraine is continuing to boost food prices. While the US and European countries are engaged in economic warfare against Moscow, it appears Russia’s turn to strike back has emerged.

On Thursday, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said Russia decided to suspend fertilizer exports. This comes when global food prices are at record highs and European fertilizer makers are struggling to produce nutrients ahead of the spring growing season, increasing global food inflation risks.

President Vladimir Putin said the fertilizer export ban was a move to ensure stable domestic food prices. This is another sign of growing protectionism worldwide as countries grapple with soaring food prices. Putin said fertilizer markets are deteriorating, making food a lot more expensive.

Notably, Putin added that Russia has agreements with “friendly countries” on fertilizers.

Making matters worse, Interfax, an independent Russian news agency, reported earlier that Moscow is considering retaliatory economic measures to ban exports of certain agricultural products to countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union.

Interfax said Moscow could temporarily ban grain exports to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and ban sugar exports beyond the EEU. This may result in declining food supplies for those countries and soaring food costs.

Add this to the fertilizer ban and Europe and maybe the West is headed for a major food crisis. 

Possible Russian retaliatory measures follow a series of Western sanctions on Russia, which have collapsed the ruble, locked the central bank out of a large chunk of its foreign-currency savings, and crushed its ability to trade with the outside world by removing certain Russian banks from SWIFT.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been quoted well before the invasion of Ukraine of the need to strengthen an emerging multipolar world order.

“It is important to maintain and boost mutually respectful, constructive and effective cooperation globally, as well as to strengthen the emerging multipolar world order that consists of independent centers of economic growth and political influence, which certainly includes BRICS,” Putin emphasized.

It’s early to declare if Western sanctions will paralyze Russia, but what appears to be happening is that the global economy is becoming more fractured than ever as a great power struggle between the West and East flourishes.

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Earlier this week, Russian banks that were cut off from SWIFT turned to China’s state-owned UnionPay system. Also, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday its oil and gas firms have other buyers as many Western nations halt or wind down purchases for energy products.

The global economy is splintering, and Russia could be inclined to unleash retaliatory economic measures outside the Eurasian Economic Union. This area in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Central Asia, is also home to some of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, also known as One Belt One Road… and likely includes numerous so-called “friendly countries” including China.

Meanwhile, China FM Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, was quoted earlier today as saying Beijing will retaliate with a “serious response” if the US hits sanctions on China over Ukraine. 

Things are getting a little bit out of control.

Source: ZeroHedge