Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, America was experiencing skyrocketing food prices as were 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 pretty 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 (just in time inventory) 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.
I believe, Americans got a taste of what a food shortage might look like in the coronavirus pandemic. Although there remained some supplies, it was sometimes difficult finding fresh foods, meat products, canned goods, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper. There were reports of food production facilities temporarily shutting down due to Covid-19 outbreaks. In the U.S., some 25-30 percent of beef processing is disrupted to to shutdowns. Tyson Foods closed its pork factory in Waterloo, Iowa, as coronavirus cases among workers continue to grow
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.
America could be approaching the greatest disaster in this country’s history, and many Americans are starting to prepare. Some experts suggest continued coronavirus outbreaks in the future that could be even more disruptive than the first wave. 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.