Skip to comments.Egg Shortage In America As Bird Flu Has Already Killed 45 MILLION Chickens And Turkeys
Posted on 06/06/2015 4:44:00 AM PDT by HomerBohn
Did you know that 25 percent of all egg production in the United States has already been taken offline due to the bird flu crisis? You arent hearing much about this in the mainstream media, but at this point bird flu has claimed the lives of 45 million chickens and turkeys in America. When I wrote about this a month ago, the number of dead birds was sitting at about 20 million. In just 30 days, the death toll has risen by an astounding 20 million. This is a major crisis and it is already causing egg shortages around the country, and yet very few people seem alarmed about this? Why is that?
And it isnt just one strain of the bird flu virus that we are talking about. Right now, there are two strains which are spreading like wildfire.
So far, the H5N2 strain has hit the states of Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. It has also been identified in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
The H5N8 strain has not been doing quite as much damage yet, but it has been killing birds in California, Idaho, Indiana, Oregon and Washington.
In addition, Canadian officials have discovered that the H5N1 strain is spreading in British Columbia.
This is the worst bird flu outbreak in the history of North America, and it continues to spiral out of control. Things have already gotten so bad that some manufacturers are considering switching to eggless eggs
America is facing a major egg crisis due to bird flu, experts have warned.
They say 25 percent of the countrys egg production is already offline due to the virus, with more producers expecting to be hit.
To replace eggs, manufacturers are increasingly turning a hi-tech San Francisco firm that makes an eggless egg using a secret blend of plants.
With egg production down 25 percent at this point, and the worst probably still to come, some fast food chains are already cutting back. For instance, Whataburger has announced that it is going to be limiting the number of hours that it serves breakfast
Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages due to the Midwest bird flu crisis.
The fast-food chain will serve breakfast 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends. It previously was available 12 hours a day. Whataburger says in a statement that the changes will allow it to supply all of its locations.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says confirmed outbreaks in the Midwest have cost chicken and turkey producers more than 44 million birds. Egg prices have soared.
Major chains such as Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts and IHOP say theyre monitoring the situation but havent yet been affected.
I hope that people start waking up and taking this more seriously, because this is a really big deal.
But of course of even greater concern is what would happen if the bird flu started spreading among the human population.
At this point, the CDC says that there are no human cases, but they are urging caution
While these recently identified HPAI H5 viruses are not known to have caused disease in humans, their appearance in North American birds may increase the likelihood of human infection in the United States, the CDC said.
In fact, the CDC has issued a special alert to medical professionals instructing them to watch for any signs that this virus has crossed over
Clinicians should consider the possibility of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 virus infection in persons showing signs or symptoms of respiratory illness who have relevant exposure history, the CDC said in a health alert issued to doctors.
This includes persons who have had contact with potentially infected birds (e.g., handling, slaughtering, defeathering, butchering, culling, preparation for consumption); direct contact with surfaces contaminated with feces or parts (carcasses, internal organs, etc.) of potentially-infected birds; and persons who have had prolonged exposure to potentially-infected birds in a confined space.
I know that we have had some false alarms with swine flu and ebola in the past few years.
But without a doubt, a major pandemic is one of the greatest potential threats that we face. Throughout history, there have been massive pandemics that have killed millions upon millions of people, and scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before the next one strikes.
Just the other day, Bill Gates spoke about his belief that a future pandemic could come along at any time and kill tens of millions of us
One of the worlds richest men, who spoke in 2010 about how vaccines (which he heavily pushes throughout the world) are helping to cull the worlds population, is now predicting that as many as 33 million people could soon die from a modern-day pandemic similar to the 1918-1919 Spanish flu.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates hasnt said how such an event will culminate, but hes sure it will, and hes actually spent a pretty penny working on predictive models to show what sort of event will kill the most people in the near future. It wont be a big volcanic explosion, a gigantic earthquake, an asteroid, or even impending world war, according to Gates at least not in his lifetime. Instead, it will be an outbreak of some horrific disease like Ebola.
Of course for many in the scientific community, a major pandemic like that would be a perfect solution to the overpopulation problem that they believe the world is facing. For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled 46 Population Control Quotes That Show How Badly The Elite Want To Wipe Us All Out.
Most Americans seem to believe that there could never possibly be major food shortages in this country. But in my new book, my co-author and I discuss how incredibly fragile our food chain really is. We live at a time when the entire planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and we need to realize that it is not wise to be dependent on the system because the system is failing.
In the months ahead, we are likely to see significant shortages of eggs, chicken and turkey. And certainly prices for all of those items will never be lower than they are right now.
So now is the time to stock up and to add to your food storage supplies. Because once the general public starts freaking out about all of this, it will be far too late to do anything about it then.
Keep your powder dry...you gonna need it....
One of these is not like the others!
Only one is a real threat to America.
No shortage in rural Maine, must be because we have our own chickens. City dwelling welfare slaves should get use to being hungry.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
I went food shopping last night. At Shoppers Warehouse, 18 ex large eggs were $4.59 Huge price increase. I’ll cut somewhere else on the list.
Excuse me, how does a public health measure that saves millions of lives per year "help to cull the world's population"?
Of course for many in the scientific community, a major pandemic like that would be a perfect solution to the overpopulation problem that they believe the world is facing.
Most of us in the scientific community become members because we want to better the human condition, not because we want to kill people off.
There is a strong correlation between better health and number of children that people have, and in this case, correlation does mean causation (because there is a mechanism by which the one causes the other). When children are extremely likely to survive until adulthood, people have fewer children and devote their resources to those children. When children are unlikely to survive to adulthood, people devote their resources into having more children to increase the chance of having at lease one survive. Thus, we decrease overpopulation by making people healthier so they live longer.
A pandemic is probably of more concern to public health scientists than anyone else. While the public periodically gets all worked up about some outbreak, and then forget it a few months later when it turns out that some frivolous thing like the Kardashians is more interesting, there are scientists who spend their entire careers studying potentially pandemic diseases and trying to develop better ways to counter them.
For comparison, the US produces something like 10 billion chickens and 100 billion eggs per year.
The article says bird flu has killed the chickens. I hate to disagree with a reporter but the bird flu has actually killed some of them, the government then kills the rest of the entire flock to contain the virus.
So, technically, I guess it was BECAUSE of the bird flu they died, but it wasn’t the bird flu that killed them.
So America’s chickens are NOT coming home to roost, then?
Most likely brought in by an illegal immigrant chicken.
Can’t bring foreign produce or livestock in legally, without thorough inspections.
Call it the Dreamer Poultry Pandemic of 2015. A valid reason to impose martial law, you know.
You can freeze eggs up to one year also.
Bird flu is a major public health problem in China.
In 2013 the current administration approved the importation or poultry products into the US.
The chicken processing industry in the US employs many recent immigrants at low wages. These are unpleasant and demanding high labor content jobs fifth generation welfare recipient citizens are unwilling to perform.
The opening of imports of Chinese birds into the US will result in US chickens being sent to China for processing and ostensibly returned to the US. Having done business in China for decades it would not surprise me if uninfected US chickens are retained for the Chinese home market and infected Chinese chickens are sent to the US.
Ultimately, the poultry industry will become another lost American industry. The economics of sending chickens from the US to China for processing and returning them to the US adds significant transportation costs. Why not raise and process chickens in China and export them directly?
Globalization and free trade has resulted in the loss of major segments of US manufacturing. Globalists, multinational corporations, and the Chinese government are now working with the US government to take over major segments of US agriculture. With this move control of the US food supply moves outside US control. Pork will be next, the Chinese acquisition of Smithfield is the first step.
Free traders rejoice!
Chicken operations have concentrated high numbers of birds in small areas and hired scroungy illegals to take care of them. It’s not a surprise that diseases that were once more limited and local should now run wild.
I did not know that. Do they still taste the same?
Viva Paul Ehrlich???? /sarc
I haven’t tried it, but mixing up the eggs & yolk and freezing them in muffin tins before transferring them to an airtight container looks promising.
[To replace eggs, manufacturers are increasingly turning a hi-tech San Francisco firm that makes an eggless egg using a secret blend of plants.]
How timely - ‘eggless eggs’
It works for baking. Not so much for eating fresh.
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