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  • Demographic Cliff + Let It Rot = Collapse Of Global Growth: Plan Accordingly!

    11/23/2022 10:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 11/23/2022 | Charles Hughes Smith
    As workforces shrink and opting out becomes increasingly attractive, Global Growth implodes on both the production and consumption sides.A funny thing happened on the way to permanent global growth. Actually, three funny things happened. One is the cheap, easy-to-access materials that enabled a vast expansion of consumption have been pulled out of the ground and what's left will cost more going forward, meaning there will be less to squander on consumption.True Believers are confident that some Savior Technology will emerge and scale up globally to save us from any nasty reduction in consumption, but they overlook the inconvenient fact that...
  • This Thanksgiving, Supplies of Turkey, Eggs and Butter Will Be Extremely Tight in the United States

    10/11/2022 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    Red Wave ^ | September 25, 2022 | Michael Snyder
    If you love to cook, this upcoming Thanksgiving may be a real challenge for you. Thanks to a resurgence of the bird flu, supplies of turkey are getting tighter and tighter. Sadly, the same thing is true for eggs. And as you will see below, reduced milk production is sending the price of butter into the stratosphere. Thanks to soaring prices, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be out of reach for millions of American families this year, and that is extremely unfortunate. Of course all of this is happening in the context of a horrific global food crisis that is...
  • Energy Producers EU Director: Europe Will Have Gas Shortages until 2027 Even if it Boosts Alternatives

    09/10/2022 1:42:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During a portion of an interview with NPR aired on Friday’s broadcast of “Morning Edition,” Francois-Regis Mouton, who is the EU Affairs Director for the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, said that Europe won’t be able to supply its gas demand even if it boosts all other alternatives for the next four, five years. While speaking with NPR Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley, Mouton said, “Even if you boost any other alternatives from now on to 2026, 2027, Europe will not be able to supply its gas demand.” Beardsley added that this will mean that “some businesses won’t make it....
  • Food Security Top Concern for Majority of Americans-(70%)

    09/03/2022 4:38:12 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies
    business wire via yahoo ^ | August 24, 2022 | Business Wire
    As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, and supply-chain disruptions and production shortfalls threaten the flow of crops around the world, Americans are significantly concerned about global food security. According to a new Harris Poll commissioned by Bayer, a majority of Americans are concerned about food shortages (71%) and "food deserts," or regions of the country where people have limited access to nutritious and affordable food (69%). The poll of 2,010 adults, conducted in June of this year, was commissioned in an effort to chart the sentiment of Americans on food security at this historic time.
  • In Poland, Where Coal is King, Homeowners Queue for Days to Buy Fuel

    08/27/2022 9:19:54 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Reuters via VOA ^ | AUGUST 27, 2021
    WARSAW/BOGDANKA, POLAND — In Poland's late summer heat, dozens of cars and trucks line up at the Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka coal mine, as people fearful of winter shortages wait for days to stock up on heating fuel in queues reminiscent of communist times. Artur, 57, a pensioner, drove up from Swidnik, some 30 kilometers from the mine in eastern Poland on Tuesday, hoping to buy several tons of coal for himself and his family. "Toilets were put up today, but there's no running water," he said, after three nights of sleeping in his small red hatchback in a crawling queue...
  • Hershey warns of Halloween candy shortage

    07/28/2022 7:09:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2022 | Mehr Bedi
    Hershey Co (HSY.N)said on Thursday it would fall short of meeting demand for the all-important Halloween and Christmas holiday seasons this year, blaming a scarcity of raw ingredients and difficulties in securing suppliers. Pandemic-induced global supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine war have crunched supplies of cocoa, edible oil and other food ingredients, pinching production lines of packaged food companies around the world.
  • White House Is Quietly Modeling For $200 Oil “Shock”

    06/29/2022 11:24:19 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-29-2022
    While the Biden administration is hoping and praying that someone – anyone – will watch the comical “Jan 6” kangaroo hearsay court taking place in Congress and meant to somehow block Trump from running for president in 2024 while also making hundreds of millions of Americans forget that the current administration could very well be the worst in US history, it is quietly preparing for the worst. As none other than pro-Biden propaganda spinmaster CNN reports, when it comes to what really matters (at least according to Gallup), namely the economy, and specifically galloping gasoline prices, the White House is...
  • Video: Biden’s oil policies are collapsing US food production

    06/29/2022 9:23:57 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 66 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 6.26.2022 | OAN
    Joe Biden’s disastrous oil and gas policies in America are creating massive food shortages across the country, putting Americans at risk of famine. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more.Video Link
  • Activity In Tropics Emerges As Next Big Hurricane Could Send Gas Prices To “Apocalyptic” Levels

    06/27/2022 4:27:16 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-27-2022
    Three tropical disturbances are being closely monitored for development in the Atlantic as fears mount that above-average storms could wreak havoc on oil/gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and send gas prices at the pump to “apocalyptic” heights. “The lull in the tropics has come to an end as we’re now watching three different areas for development from the Gulf of Mexico to the central Atlantic,” The Weather Channel reports. The first system is an area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to track westward early this week and could dump heavy rains...
  • 'We are not pollution producers': Dutch farmers block roads in protest against emissions targets

    06/24/2022 11:23:17 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    euronews via msn ^ | 6/23/2022 | euronews
    Thousands of farmers gathered in the central Netherlands on Wednesday to protest the Dutch government’s plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia. They drove their tractors across the country, blocking traffic on major highways in their wake. The protest was organised earlier this month after the government published nationwide targets for reducing emissions, sparking anger from farmers who claim their livelihoods — and those of thousands of people who work in the agricultural service industry — are on the line. Calling it an “unavoidable transition,” the government mandated reductions in emissions of up to 70 per cent...
  • A Mustard Shortage Could Be Hitting the U.S. Soon — Here’s What You Need to Know

    06/23/2022 7:39:30 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 167 replies
    Kitchn blog ^ | June 20, 2022 | Cheyl Fenton
    Apparently the world’s supply of a favorite hot dog condiment doesn’t cut the … err … mustard. And, as a result, we may be looking at an international mustard shortage sooner than we think. According to Business Insider, a year of poor mustard seed production is the cause of what may result in a lack of mustard on American grocery store shelves in the near future. Experts say you can thank climate change for the large drop in mustard seed production, with Canada (the world’s second largest producer) and France watching the most recent growing season’s yields fall 28 percent...
  • Operation Fly Formula flops as White House intervention fails to fill store shelves

    06/21/2022 12:15:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-20-22 | Susan Ferrechio and Tom Howell Jr.
    A month after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to import emergency supplies of infant formula, store shelves are still half empty and brands shipped on U.S. military planes from other countries are not yet helping many families struggling to find critical specialty brands. The U.S. government began importing infant formula from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and elsewhere one month ago. It launched Operation Fly Formula to address a shortage that was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a major formula recall and a decision by the FDA to shutter one of the nation’s top formula-producing plants for several months...
  • Why Food Inflation Is Only Getting Started

    06/19/2022 2:22:09 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Why Food Inflation Is Only Getting StartedTake a look at this: Chart of Food Production vs Food Prices The US has just experienced an 8.8% increase in food prices. The problem (and there are many, actually) is that this doesn’t take into account the spiraling costs farmers are now experiencing. It’s worth remembering that because farmers pay upfront and only recoup their expenses at the point of sale/harvest months later, all the opex they’ve experienced has a lag. This lag is dependent on produce but certainly, we’re looking at a tsunami of food inflation 12 to 18 months out. Then...
  • Goldman Sachs: Lack of Investment in American Oil Creating ‘Revenge of the Old Economy’

    06/16/2022 6:17:06 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-16-2022 | Wendell Husebø
    American energy is suffering from a lack of longterm investment, which temporary fixes cannot alleviate, global head of commodities at Goldman Sachs Jeff Currie said on Thursday. Downplaying the Ukrainian war’s impact on oil prices, Currie said soaring energy prices are due to a lack of U.S. investment in the fossil fuel sector. “The global slowdown, let’s say it’s FED induced,” Currie said about the Federal Reserve increasing rates to combat inflation, “it may create a pullback in [oil] prices, but it’s not a longterm fix.” “I want to emphasize demand destruction or demand slowdowns is not a fix to...
  • Starving Sri Lanka Shortens Work Week to Give People Time to Grow Food

    06/15/2022 8:54:59 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-15-2022 | Gabrielle Reyes
    Sri Lanka’s federal government on Monday approved a proposal that would shorten the work week of most public sector staff to four days so that workers will have time to farm their own crops, Reuters reported Tuesday, noting the measure aims to combat Sri Lanka’s worsening food shortages caused by a recent economic crisis. “Sri Lanka’s Cabinet late on Monday approved a proposal for public sector workers to be given leave every Friday for the next three months, partly because the fuel shortage made commuting difficult and also to encourage them to farm,” Reuters reported on June 14. “It seems...
  • Truck drivers parking their rigs as gas prices continue to climb

    06/15/2022 1:19:44 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 62 replies ^ | June 8, 2022 | Melissa Correa
    Diesel prices are setting records, nationwide, as a gallon of the fuel now averages $5.72 as of Wednesday. Drivers fueling up at a truck stop in east Houston said the pain at the pump is crippling as rising prices force some to park their rigs. Houstonian Raymond Mayberry said he’s been a truck driver since 2003. He’s a self-employed trucker. Even with the help of fuel-saving apps and a rewards program at the truck stop, Mayberry said he’s counting “every penny” because the almost-daily rise in diesel price affects his bottom line. “It comes out of our profit. If you...
  • Small Business Owners’ Expectations for the Future Fall to New 48-year Low

    06/14/2022 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06.13.2022 | John Carney
    Small business owners in America are feeling their gloomiest in nearly five decades, a survey released Tuesday morning showed. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its gauge of businesses expecting better business conditions over the next six months fell to the worst reading in the 48-year history of the survey. This measure’s previous all-time high was set in April. Inflation continues to be a problem for small businesses with 28 percent of owners reporting it is their single most important problem in operating their business. That is below the 32 percent recorded in April, the highest reading since...
  • Biden Supply Chain Crisis Leads to Tampon Shortages, Because A Baby Formula Shortage Wasn’t Bad Enough

    06/12/2022 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12 June 2022 | Leslie Eastman
    The supply chain crisis continues, and now women are finding it difficult to purchase tampons.On Twitter, #tamponshortage is trending, with some users calling it the latest “nightmare” for women after the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged widespread shortages of baby formula. Individuals and not-for-profit groups that collect donated feminine care products are also complaining of empty shelves where the monthly essentials are usually stocked.“I thought I was going crazy noticing empty shelves where tampons should be,” one Twitter user said.Members of an online forum for Washington, D.C.-area parents also reported problems sourcing tampons. One member said she had visited three...
  • Labor Union Threatens US Foods With “Work Stoppages,” Could Impact East Coast Restaurants

    06/12/2022 1:42:18 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Zyubu Brothers ^ | 6-12-2022
    Disruptions to US food supply chains could worsen if the Teamsters Warehouse Division and several Teamster locals walk off the job at foodservice distribution centers throughout the East Coast because of unresolved labor contracts. Teamsters released a statement revealing contract negotiations with US Foods are souring, and they “put the foodservice giant on notice that work stoppages are imminent.” This means that unresolved work contract negotiations between the labor union and the foodservice distributor could result in a strike that may disrupt the flow of food products to tens of thousands of restaurants. Teamsters point out US Foods is under...
  • UK Govt Launching ‘Grow for Britain’ Strategy as Food Crisis Looms

    06/11/2022 7:15:40 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-11-2022 | Jack Montgomery
    The British government is launching a ‘Grow for Britain’ initiative to try and boost domestic food production, a leaked document has revealed. Seen by The Telegraph, a notionally right-leaning newspaper close to Britain’s governing Conservative Party, warns that “the cost of food has real consequences for people across the country” and that members of the Boris Johnson administration are going to be working “to address poverty in the round as we learn to live with recent events and manage the impact of cost of living pressures”. The food strategy — the first developed by a British government in 75 years,...