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  • UK Economy Suffers Biggest Drop in 300 Years

    02/13/2021 8:28:04 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    NewsSmacks ^ | February 13, 2021
    The British economy suffered its biggest decline in more than 300 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic closed shops and restaurants, devastated the travel industry and curtailed manufacturing.The economy shrank 9.9% last year, more than twice the figure for 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. The drop is the largest since 1709, when a cold spell known as the Great Frost devastated what was then a largely agricultural economy.
  • Soaring Food Price Inflation Could Lead To More Global Unrest

    01/11/2021 6:48:28 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/11/21 | Tyler Durden
    s it time to worry about food inflation? The Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points last month versus 105.2 points in November. The benchmark, which tracks global food prices of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat, and sugar, averaged 97.9 points for 2020, a three-year high, and a 3.1% rise from 2019 levels. The global food index was still down 25% from its historical high reached in 2011. Vegetable oil prices saw the most significant jump, up...
  • Famine Is “Knocking On The Door”

    12/10/2020 9:55:34 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 75 replies
    eotad ^ | 12/7/20 | Michael Snyder
    Unless there is some sort of unforeseen miracle, millions of people could literally starve to death in 2021. We are facing a global food crisis that is unlike anything we have ever seen before in modern times, and 2021 is going to be the year when it starts to become extremely painful all over the globe. But don’t take my word for it. David Beasley is the head of the UN World Food Program, and so he is in a better position to assess the global hunger crisis than any of us. According to Beasley, 2021 “is literally going to...
  • China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash

    09/18/2010 6:24:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Caxin ^ | 09/17/10 | Yan Jiangning
    By staff reporter Yan Jiangning 09.17.2010 12:56 China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash Keeping Chinese farms supplied with fertilizer is the goal of a Zhongchuan Mining initiative at a Canadian mine (Beijing) -- Ever since the world's top mining concern BHP Billiton announced August 18 that it was bidding for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's largest potash producer, resource anxiety has been rising in China. Access to affordably priced potash that China needs to fertilize farm crops could become more challenging if BHP buys the Canadian company. China fears a new resource struggle similar to the battle it's waged...
  • Worst famine yet stalks millions as pandemic disrupts supply chains

    08/31/2020 9:17:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies ^ | 8/31/2020 | Megan Durisin, Elizabeth Rembert & Tatiana Freitas
    New York/London/São Paulo — The world is hurtling towards an unprecedented hunger crisis. As many as 132-million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is upending food supply chains, crippling economies and eroding consumer purchasing power. Some projections show that by year’s end, Covid-19 will cause more people to die each day from hunger than from virus infections. What makes the situation unmatched: The huge spike is happening amid enormous global food surpluses. And it’s happening in every part of the world,...
  • Return Of The Dust Bowl? The “Megadrought” In The Southwest Is Really Starting To Escalate

    08/31/2020 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 61 replies
    eotad ^ | 8/28/2020 | Michael Snyder
    Much of the southwestern portion of the United States has been gripped by a drought that never seems to end, and there is a tremendous amount of concern that patterns that we witnessed back during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s may be starting to repeat. In a previous article, I discussed the extreme heat that we have been seeing in the region lately. Phoenix has never had more days in a year when the high temperature has hit at least 115 degrees, and other southwestern cities have been smashing records as well. At the same time, precipitation levels...
  • Due to Recent Rains and Flooding, China’s Dams Have Been ‘Displaced’ and Its Food Supply Is In Danger

    07/27/2020 8:11:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/27/2020 | Joe Hoft
    China is facing major issues on many fronts and now may soon be facing a food shortage. With recent torrential rains and flooding, dams are being blasted and other dams, like the Three Gorges Dam, are at the brink. The following is from Geoffrey Quartermaine Bastin, CEO, FoodWorks Group of Companies: The Beijing Government is facing a crisis on many fronts. Not only has it been caught out with the Wuhan SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) virus, but its efforts to expand influence in the South China Sea (what the Vietnamese call the East Sea) have outraged its neighbors in ASEAN and...
  • Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy

    07/23/2020 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 66 replies
    watchers ^ | 7/22/2020 | Julie Celestial
    After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City alone, according to the Italian Journalist Agency (AGI). "When the locusts arrived in mid-May, my cabbages were small, it wasn't harvesting time yet, they were all still in the field. Then the swarm came through, started to devour all the leaves, leaving only the stem," a Sardinian farmer named Giovanni said....
  • FRIGHTENING: China Admits Three Gorges Dam Moved, Ignores Numerous Prior Reports and Says It Just Happened Last Weekend

    07/22/2020 5:45:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/22/2020 | Joe Hoft
    China finally admits Its Three Gorges Dam has ‘deformed slightly’ but claims it happened over the weekend, ignoring reports this happened long ago. The Asian Times reported yesterday: In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding.The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled. The dam was a pet project of the late Premier Li Peng and a monumental pride of the nation...
  • Now LOCUST swarm heads towards Brazil as the country struggles to cope with spiralling coronavirus infections

    07/02/2020 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies ^ | 6/29/2020 | Chris Pleasance
    A swarm of locusts is threatening to invade Brazil as the country also battles one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks. The swarm - thought to contain 40million insects - formed in Paraguay last month and has been eating its way through Argentina since May 21, damaging crops of cane, oats, wheat and corn. But nine days ago it made a turn to the east, and is now heading towards the border with Brazil and Uruguay. It also comes after two other locust swarms - in India and eastern Africa - also devastated crops in those countries. Two Brazilian states...
  • World on the brink of worst food crisis in 50 years, UN warns

    06/11/2020 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 76 replies
    WN ^ | 6/10/2020 | Julie Celestial
    The UN has warned that the world is on the verge of the worst food crisis in at least 50 years as the recession following the COVID-19 pandemic may put basic nutrition beyond impoverished people's reach. The organization has urged governments to take prompt action to prevent further disaster as 49 million more may fall into extreme poverty due to the outbreak. Food systems are failing and the pandemic is mitigating the situation, said UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, on June 9, 2020. "Unless immediate action is taken, it is increasingly clear that there is an impending global food emergency that...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Supporting our Nation’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Supply Chain

    05/19/2020 3:23:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | May 19, 2020 | White House
    Roosevelt Room 11:33 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  We’re here this morning to announce dramatic action to support our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and growers as we work to safely re-open America.  And it’s happening very fast — much faster and with much better numbers than anybody would have thought.I want to begin by expressing our profound gratitude to everyone here today, and the farmers and producers across the country, who have kept our nation fed and nourished as we have battled the invisible enemy.  It is an invisible enemy.  It’s tough, but we’re going to win, and we’re going to win...
  • How And Why America’s Food System Is Cracking

    05/14/2020 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Before government shut the nation down, Americans ate half their meals outside home. The farmers who served restaurants and cafeterias are dumping meat, veggies, and milk. And it's going to get worse. America’s food system is cracking.People are still eating, farmers are still farming, and grocery stores are still open, but in areas around the country, shoppers looking for meat, milk, and other products find empty shelves and limits on what they can purchase — all while farmers from coast to coast are forced to dump milk, plow up vegetables, and euthanize livestock. So what’s happening, and why?There isn’t a...
  • Diminishing food supply thanks to COVID-19 hoax

    05/09/2020 6:55:30 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 40 replies
    An American Homestead ^ | April 28th, 2020 | Cattle Rancher from TX
    How close are we really to nation-wide meat shortages?
  • 'We are 500% busier': Nurseries overwhelmed as everyone starts quarantine gardens

    05/09/2020 10:53:29 AM PDT · by thecodont · 103 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | May 9, 2020 Updated: May 9, 2020 10:09 a.m. | Madeline Wells
    Spring is always a busy time for garden centers. But during a nationwide lockdown, the season is a whole different animal. "We are 500% busier than we normally are this time of year," said Mario DiGrande, owner of Oakland's Thornhill Nursery. "I've already sold as much soil in six weeks that I do in an entire year. It's just crazy." Considered essential businesses by California's stay-at-home order, many garden centers have opted to stay open for the past few months - albeit with reduced staff and social-distancing measures such as curbside pickup or appointment-only shopping. [...] Herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus...
  • How China is buying up America's food supply

    05/05/2020 6:55:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Ziva Dahl
    A Sioux Falls meatpacking plant was forced to close when it became the epicenter of COVID-19 in South Dakota. Three weeks after executives from its Chinese owner, WH Group, visited the plant, a month after President Trump’s ban on travel from China, nearly 600 of Smithfield Foods’ 3700 employees tested positive for the virus, as have 135 additional people in close contact with employees. Smithfield Foods was started in 1936 by a family in Virginia. Today, the Chinese own Armour and the famous Smithfield hams, together with the most quintessential American brand of all -- Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, with...
  • Pandemic food crisis: Texas cattle ranch forced to euthanize livestock

    05/03/2020 2:45:48 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 94 replies
    U- Tub..... 3rd party- Also on Bitchute direct from author ^ | 4/28/2020 | Shad Sullivan North Texas Cattleman/Farmer
    "Hey, everybody- this is Shad Sullivan coming to you from the headwaters of Bitter Creek, Archer County, North Texas. We have to talk! "State officials will be assisting to help identify potential alternative markets, if a producer is unable to move animals, and if neccessary advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods." L&G.we are plowing under vegetable crops from coast to coast euthanizing millions of chickens. We are aborting sows and burying feeder pigs. We are dumping milk by the hundreds of thousands of gallons. Now they are preparing us to depopulate the fat cattle ready to harvest, because...
  • Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19

    04/29/2020 3:11:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing outbreaks of the disease COVID-19, has significantly disrupted the lives of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a...
  • Boneless chicken is first to go scarce as coronavirus hits U.S. meat supply

    04/29/2020 10:44:50 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 115 replies ^ | 4/28/20 | Jen Skerritt and Shelly Hagan
    Goodbye, boneless chicken. Food retailers across North America are swapping boneless chicken legs for less popular thighs and drumsticks as a wave of shutdowns at meatpacking plants has reduced supplies of sought-after cuts. Covid-19 infections among workers at some of the largest meat processing plants in the U.S. and Canada have reduced slaughter capacity, and in some cases the types of cuts available. Outbreaks have shut down almost a third of U.S. pork capacity and the growing wave of disruptions has spurred plans by President Donald Trump to order meat-processing plants to remain open. In Canada, Cargill Inc. has idled...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/28/2020

    04/28/2020 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Mainstream media journalists in Oregon including investigative reporter Rob Davis of the "Portland Oregonian/OregonLive" have been able to obtain detailed information about Covid-19 cases in the state including the race and ethnicity of those testing positive, the underlying conditions in reported deaths and details about reported cases at nursing homes and retirement communities.... President Trump issuing an executive order tonight to keep meat processing plants open in the United States..... Yesterday's ramming attack on two French police officers in a Paris suburb being investigated as a terrorist attack.... Rioting in northern Lebanon with one dead and dozens injured in the...