THE FINAL COUNTDOWN_PART II: A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS IS KNOCKING AT OUR DOOR
Is Our World On The Brink Of A Doomsday Food Crisis Meltdown?
When the present administration that is parked in Washington DC came into power and started making wholesale diabolical changes to a once thriving economy, the snowflakes that seemed to energize the avalanche of economic calamities soon thereafter were the oil pipeline lines shutdown fiasco coupled with the startup of the insipid war in Ukraine. It didn’t take long for fuel supply disruptions to threaten the stability of the so-called ‘world order’ shortly thereafter.
As of the writing of this article, the United States administrative entities have foolishly converted a self sufficient energy producer to an energy dependent nation by concocting a concerted effort to mismanage our resources. The result has driven up prices for both diesel and fertilizer, so the cost of getting ourselves somewhere, or delivering products to consumers has accelerated dramatically. Adding to that factor, severe drought conditions have permeated throughout major agricultural powerhouse nations, thus making an impending crisis loom even larger for the global food supply.
According to a Prophecy News Network (PNN) article called ‘A Global Food Crisis Is Coming & Our World May Never Be The Same‘ by Britt Gillette: “These aforementioned factors have impacted the feed costs for animals and production of crops. This means that various countries will begin facing the reality of severe shortages because the higher prices for said fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide products will significantly hamper crop yields all over the globe. And, I might add, the current suffocating drought conditions will only make things worse.”
So Where Do Crop Projections Stand At The Present Time?
According to a Times Now article mentioned in PNN: “There has been a 13 per cent decline in paddy sowing so far in the monsoon season in India. Even though the rains have been sufficient, reports say that their distribution in time and space has been inconsistent. This has affected sowing in June and July, the peak months for planting the crop which is fed by monsoon rains and is harvested in October-November.”
And according to an inclusive statement giving credit to Reuters: “India’s top rice producing states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh have recorded a monsoon rainfall deficit of as much as 45 per cent so far this season, data from the state-run weather department shows. That has in part led to a 13 per cent drop in rice planting this year, a scenario which could result in production falling by 10 million tonnes, or around 8 per cent from last year.”
“India accounts for almost 40% of global rice exports, so an 8% decrease in their rice production vs. the USDA’s projected 0.9% decrease dramatically transforms the outlook for the global rice trade. The USDA projections for global production, exports, and imports for the most important grains in the world -corn, wheat, and rice- point to a dire situation.”
The US Dilemma Et Al
According to an Article in High Plains Public Radio by David Condos: “Even with wheat selling for near-record-high prices as the war in Ukraine disrupts the world’s food supplies, a lot of farmers in western Kansas won’t have any to sell. And those who made it through the drought with enough crop to harvest will likely end up with far fewer bushels than they had last year, a downturn that limits the state’s ability to help ease the global food crisis….Part of the problem is an increase in costs. Farmers face higher expenses across the board this season, largely thanks to supply chain issues caused by the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.”
Kansas isn’t called the Wheat State for nothing. It produced nearly one quarter of all American wheat harvested last year…..In other parts of the High Plains, the outlook is even more grim. To the west in Colorado, projections say nearly one third of wheat fields won’t produce enough to bother harvesting. In Texas, around three quarters of the crop will likely be abandoned.
In another article by LOUIS SAHAGÚN in The Los Angeles Times titled ‘Wells dry up, Crops imperiled, Farm Workers in limbo as California drought grips San Joaquin Valley‘ , he states: “As yet another season of drought returns to California, the mood has grown increasingly grim across the vast and fertile San Joaquin Valley….Renowned for its bounty of dairies, row crops, grapes, almonds, pistachios and fruit trees, this agricultural heartland is still reeling from the effects of the last punishing drought, which left the region geologically depressed and mentally traumatized,”
“This year, half of Tulare county, one of Central California’s top agricultural producers, is enshrouded in severe drought conditions. Ranchers are culling cattle herds for sale months earlier than usual, and farmers are making tough decisions about idling row crops such as lettuce and onions in order to devote precious water supplies to higher-value permanent plantings like almonds and pistachios.”
As for administrative decisions being made favoring money grubbing politicians and their Big Agra cronies, one farmer said emphatically: “American people have an important decision to make. Do they want their agricultural food grown locally, or in Mexico and China?”
An Added Global Quandary
Another article published in Bloomberg by Megan Durisin April 9, 2022, the following observations are made: “Ukraine is a key shipper of corn, sunflower oil and wheat…. With ports mostly shut, farmers are considering switching to crops more suited to local consumption than for export. Even at the early stage in the growing season, the situation looks bleak with analysts projecting output down between 30% and 55%, depending on the crop. That adds to risks for shortages of key staples and may further raise global food prices already at a record.“
“If you don’t have fuel, you can’t plant huge hectares,” one analyst said. “Some farmers still don’t have access to seeds and fertilizers. Even if they already paid for them, the delivery supply chain doesn’t work as well as it should.” Regardless of how output is impacted by the war — or like every year the weather — it’s unclear how much will make it to world markets, from both the last harvest and the next.“
Further Reading in the High Plains Public Radio article by David Condos states: “Even before this year’s drought, the total number of acres planted with wheat nationwide had been on a steady decline for decades as other crops like corn and soybeans became more profitable…..Two decades ago, the US produced one quarter of the world’s wheat exports. By last year, that number was down to just 13% as other countries took a larger share. Two of those counties were Russia and Ukraine, which have recently accounted for roughly one-third of the world’s wheat exports.”
“Now, Russia is blocking Ukraine from exporting some 20 million tons of wheat. And the war will likely prevent many Ukrainian farmers from harvesting or exporting this year’s crop…..Ukraine generally exports five to six million tons of grain per month. Around 40% of Ukraine’s winter cropland has been lost because it’s become unsafe or is occupied by Russia. Ukraine feeds around 400 million people in the world, so people will starve,” according to analysts quoted in the article.
“For those living in countries that depend heavily on Ukrainian wheat, the consequences could be devastating. People in places like Egypt, Lebanon and Pakistan, for example, already face skyrocketing bread prices and shortages that put them at risk of going hungry…..On top of that, the world’s other leading wheat producers, India and China, have seen their crops damaged by blistering heat and overwhelming rains, respectively. Just last month, India sent wheat prices climbing yet again when officials stopped exporting the grain altogether because of worries about having enough for its domestic population.”
“Ukraine is also one of the world’s largest corn exporters, accounting for roughly 17% of global exports. As planting time arrives for that spring grain, questions remain about how much Ukrainian farmers will be able to produce and export this year.”
The ongoing war in Ukraine has a far more significant impact on food production than most people realize, myself included. That country feeds a large part of Europe and Africa, and this fact overshadows the presence of a historic drought in Europe which further exacerbates the dire situation facing worldwide food production.
As I read the PNN article further, I was educated to the fact that Russia is the the largest wheat exporter on earth accounting for 18% of global sales. Since it is also one of the top oil producers, the Ukrainian invasion by the Red Bear initiated a serious set of stifling consequences that have made things even worse. When the U.S. and its allies put sanctions in place to punish Russia, this had even more serious consequences for the global food market.
According to an excerpt from the PNN article: “Fossil fuels play a major role in food production. Diesel fuel powers farm equipment. It powers the trucks that bring food to market. And most notably, natural gas is a critical component in the production of fertilizer. As the world’s #1 exporter of fertilizer, the sanctions placed on Russia strained global supply chains and increased the price and tenuous availability of fertilizer all over the globe.”
Adding fuel to the fire, a consortium of world governments have recently pushed for a Green Agenda promulgated by the perceived theory that earthly humans are the sole cause for the Climate Change scenario. No matter that shifting atmospheric conditions have affected historical changes in climatic conditions throughout the lifespan of planet earth as verified by ongoing research. Man made solutions for this “problem” include significant reductions of fertilizer usage and cutbacks on the number of methane-producing livestock.
“As an example, the dictator wannabe for the Canadian government is now pushing for a 30% reduction of nitrogen fertilizer use by the year 2030 – a target farmers say will lead to significantly lower food production and much higher food prices.”
“In the Netherlands, the government is pushing for a 50% reduction in nitrogen fertilizer usage. Even though it’s small in land mass, it’s an agricultural powerhouse, supplying the world with billions of dollars’ worth of agricultural products, materials, and technology. In Ireland, the government is attempting to cull 30% of the cattle in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These types of policies will only compound food shortage issues even more so.”
Famine Will Become The Grim Reaper
The PNN article further states “As all of these and associated practices progress forward, it stands to reason that the ugly specter of famine is lurking just over the horizon. How it plays out remains to be seen, but will become decidedly unavoidable at some point in time. The food shortages will be severe and the costs will be astronomical where provisions are still available. Since governments are slow to react to a crisis they know little or nothing about, executive decisions will only lead to crisis legislation that rewards the rich and abandons the needs of the poor.”
“Food protectionism will sweep the globe as nation after nation bans agricultural exports. Those supplies still available for export will be vacuumed up by the wealthiest nations, who will be willing to pay whatever is necessary to guarantee their food supply. This will leave low income per capita, net importing nations on the outside looking in. Countries such as Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Haiti will experience severe food crisis and widespread famine and starvation.”
What is the Pending Thrust Of these Actions?
“In the end, no country will escape the crisis as massive food inflation strikes lower income citizens in even the wealthiest nations. In the United States, flash mobs will move on from jewelry stores to grocery stores. Food theft will run rampant until grocery stores implement strict security measures. We might even see the rollout of Sri Lanka-style digital rationing cards. Is this the end goal?”
“It wouldn’t surprise me to find out these government policies are being intentionally implemented to create a food crisis. If they’re starving, most people will gladly trade their freedom and liberty for food.”
The Mark of the Beast Scenario Looms Large!
“While digital rationing cards are not in and of themselves the mark of the beast, they impose a social system identical to the one imposed by said beast in Biblical prophecy. How? By fencing people into a system where they are completely reliant on the government for their existence.”
“In the past few years, we’ve witnessed the rise of the mark of the beast technology platform. The marriage of corporate and state power has brought us censorship on Big Tech agendas, banking institutions willing to shut the accounts of peaceful protestors, and vaccine mandates as well as passport restrictions.”
“A global food crisis would be the perfect environment for the world’s would-be rulers to implement a digital food rationing system. Since most people no longer live on farms and don’t know how to grow or raise their own food, they’re vulnerable to becoming slaves to a system they can’t survive outside of.”
The Bible Gives A Cry-Out!
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Mathew 24:7
“Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Luke 21: 10-11
“The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it.” Ezekiel 14: 12-13
When the Biblical narratives play out, as first set forth in ‘THE FINAL COUNTDOWN_PART I: WILL THE ANTICHRIST APPEAR WHEN GLOBAL MARKETS FINALLY IMPLODE?’, an all encompassing series of conjoined government entities will meld into a centralized cabal that will have complete and total power over all nations. That will pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist as mentioned 4 times in the Book of 1 John in the Bible: “Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know it is the last hour.” 1 John 2:18 “Who is a liar, but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” 1 John 2:22 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:3 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” 2 John 7
However, the Bible does give us hope through promises like the one in 1 John 4:4: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He (Jesus Christ) that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
Fortunately, that hope is indeed in the one true Savior we call Jesus Christ, and our joy is that He’s coming soon! It’s not too late to put your trust in Him because He is the greatest One of all! Amen.
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