America is now experiencing skyrocketing food prices as are countries around the world. It’s the world’s poorest countries with the largest populations that are at the highest risk as food supplies become more scarce.
Worldwide hunger is nothing new. How many times have you heard over the years the calls to eliminate world hunger? Despite these humanitarian messages, hungry populations in Africa and Bangladesh are dying at an alarming rate. Food riots have broken out in Mexico, Haiti, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America. It has been estimated that at least 33 nations are at risk of conflict and social unrest because of food shortages.
Most Americans are complacent when it comes to food supplies because they are so accustomed to having full shelves at the grocery store. Most do not realize the store shelves only contain about a three-day supply of food and should there be a disruption in the food supply chain, Americans could easily find themselves without the necessary nutrition to keep them alive.
Those people who are paying attention to the rising trend of a worldwide food crisis understand that America could soon experience what much of the rest of the world has. The U.S. dollar is quickly losing value and the U.S. is more dependent on foreign food production than ever.
One strategic terrorist attack in America could literally empty grocery store shelves in hours and could last for months. What would you do if that unthinkable event happens? Sadly, most Americans are not prepared. They will demand that the government “do something.”
But the truth is… The Government Won’t Help You In This Crisis!
Food shortages are not just about a physical shortage either. It is also related to food affordability. Grocery shoppers are seeing their grocery bills rising faster than incomes. Wheat, corn, soybeans, bread, apples, beef, chicken, eggs, and milk: prices for these items are shooting up by double-digit percentages. Combined with rising energy prices, more and more Americans are feeling the pinch which now includes food shortages.
We have seen a tremendous growth in the past three years of the number of Americans using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps. In 2008, about 28.2 million people used food stamps compared to about 33.5 million in 2009 and 40.3 million in 2010. Food stamp usage hit an all-time high in 2011 with nearly 15 percent of U.S. residents using food stamps.
America could be approaching the greatest disaster in this country’s history, and many Americans are starting to prepare. There is still time for you to prepare, but you have to get started with a survival food strategy as soon as possible. When the crisis hits, it will be too late.