Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CORN SHORTAGE IS GOING TO HURT


All eyes may be on Hurricane Issac as it steams towards New Orleans, but the real weather story of 2012 is the unprecedented heat waves/droughts that are expected to become the most costly disaster in United States history.

Global warming advocate Bill McKibben said: “it’s not just off the charts. It’s off the wall the charts are tacked to.”

We will all feel the heat this fall as food prices go through the roof.  The weather conditions have caused catastrophic economic ramifications for the United States and Canada.

Considering the increase in staples like rice, wheat and other grains, over the past few years., any increase is going to be tough on average families that are paying through the nose to feed their families as it is.  Corn and soybean crops have been hit particularly hard in the United States. These products play a large role in the feed and processed foods. Expect prices on grocery shelves to rise.  Corn goes to feed cows, pigs, chickens and even farmed fish, that is where the price increase is likely to be felt most.

The effects will ripple through the food chain.

Apparently, Canada is faring better. Farmers could have bumper crops this year, but that will only assist in filling the demand caused by dramatic crop failures.

2 comments:

Nancy Crozier said...

What would help us in the long run would be a switch away from our growing dependance on corn altogether.

Corn and its often unhealthy derivatives has infiltrated our diet to an alarming extent.

And we should all eat less meat - the planet would be in better shape, to say nothing of our arteries.

But no...we'll just keep paying more and eating ourselves and our planet into early graves.

Tony said...

Read "Climate Wars" by Gwynne Dyer. According to his predictions, the food shortages are going to get worse, leading to other problems.

Tony