The world food situation has become so grim that the UN recently held an emergency meeting to address its fears that food riots will most definitely occur overthrowing many governments . The worlds grain supply has fallen to 72 days consumption an ominous situation that brings us perilously near to the 64 day mark that led to the global food riots during 2007-2008.
Of the top 10 grain food providers in the world the following nations have experienced devastating disasters last year: China (flooding), India (flooding), Canada (drought), Russia (drought), Ukraine (drought), Australia (drought and locust plague) and Pakistan (floods). In Pakistans case the loss of crops was almost total due to exceptional flooding. Russia banned all grain exports. Right now in August 2012, the corn belt in the USA is suffering from drought.
Julian Cribb award-winning Australian science author wrote “millions of people will shortly begin mass migrations in search of food and water.” Look what happened in Libya last year in August 2011: NATOs ‘liberating’ forces devastated a vital water pipeline in Libya denying drinking water to 4.5 million people. Crops that feed millions cannot be irrigated. As repair work was beginning on the pipeline NATO destroyed the factory that was rushing to carry out this work.
The same is happening at the moment in Syria and Iran is next on the US ‘must invade’ list. This is the crop equivalent of financial collapse Watch the price of cereals, bread and other grain-based foods rise. Look how many countries are demonstrating against corrupt executives around the globe yet there’s no media coverage of these events.
And then of course there’s the threat of Martial Law. Under Martial Law everybody loses their rights. This one we all need to be prepared for. And its when not if.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
To better prepare yourself mentally look at the rest of the Survival Instincts that covers bushcraft, first aid, camping, food and water storage, power & fuel and most importantly self defence and personal protection.
Graeme has hacked his way through the Borneo jungle with Punan nomads, hunted with blowpipes, sailed the Indonesian seas with modern-day pirates, climbed volcanoes in Java, kayaked the northern lakes of Minnesota and fished with the Portuguese sardine fleets. Having settled in West Sussex, he is now faced with a very real challenge surviving the economic depression that will impact everyone.