Henry Kissinger said it plainly back in 1974. “If you control the food supply you control the people.” Stalin used food warfare to destroy his enemies and kill millions of Ukrainians in the process. Floods both last fall and this spring have left the soil “saturated and unable to absorb water.”[i] What does this mean?
Michael Snyder lays out the deal in no uncertain terms. “The worst flooding disaster in the history of the Midwest is just getting started, and as this crisis unfolds we are all going to be feeling the pain..” The Midwest is the breadbasket of America. This is NOT a good thing for food supplies in America….so it’s NOT a good thing for food prices in America either! Millions of acres of farmland are flooded. Pigs and livestock have been swept away or drowned. Hundreds of billions of bushels of grain have been ruined. One county has 1.2 million bushels under water. One farmer was only able to save 14 out of 700 livestock. Add to that, the growing season has been significantly shortened.[ii] [But other than that, Mrs Lincoln….]
So what does all this mean? Here’s a headline that spell is out. “Catastrophic Flooding In The Midwest Could Last “For Months”, And That Is Going To Mean A Dramatic Drop In U.S. Food Production” OK, what do you think that means? How about a giant rise in food prices. Get prepared! Shortages in livestock means shortages in meat. Shortages in grain means shortages in a whole lot of stuff….Get prepared!
[i] Briigit Katz, Flooding in Midwest May Reach ‘Historic and Catastrophic’ Levels, Smithsonian Magazine, March 21, 2019
[ii] Michael Snyder, Catastrophic Flooding In The Midwest Could Last “For Months”, End of the American Dream, March 20, 2019