Food Shortages in China By John Steele

There are reports of a looming food shortage in China. Not to worry, for colonial outposts like Australia really don’t have much use for food, and hell, we have an obesity epidemic, so going without could be seen, from a cultural Marxist perspective, as golly good for our souls, if not hearts.

 

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/food-shortages-china/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-food-shortage-clean-plate/2020/10/02/578daa0e-0223-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html

“On the surface, China's campaign to encourage mealtime thrift has been a cheerful affair, with soldiers, factory workers and schoolchildren shown polishing their plates clean of food.

But behind the drive is a harsh reality. China does not have enough fresh food to go around — and neither does much of the world.

The pandemic and extreme weather have disrupted agricultural supply chains, leaving food prices sharply higher in countries as diverse as YemenSudanMexico and South Korea. The United Nations warned in June that the world is on the brink of its worst food crisis in 50 years.

“It’s scary and it’s overwhelming,” Arif Husain, chief economist of the United Nations World Food Program, said in an interview. “I don’t think we have seen anything like this ever.”

In China, the two foods in the tightest spots are pork and corn, with the nation’s pigs hit hard by African swine fever and much of the year’s corn crop ruined by floods. But fresh foods of all stripes are in short supply, too, due to the coronavirus pandemic and flooding — from eggs, to seafood, to leafy green vegetables.

Beijing has declared it is not in a food crisis and says it has enough reserve wheat to help feed its people for a year. Still, China’s leadership has watched uneasily as pork prices soared 135 percent in February and floods washed away vegetable crops.

And for China’s leadership, there is a worrisome legacy. The country has a long history of food shortages sparking political unrest.”

 

          Things must be different now China is number one. Perhaps our meal time mantra soon, will be, don’t take more than you need, or even, don’t take what you need.

 

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/grocery-stores-prepping-second-wave-holiday/

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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