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Food shortages materializing
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:34:56 AM »
Starting a new thread to monitor food prices and availability:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-9m7SZqBmM @ 9:14

A news channel in Canada reports that real vanilla extract may no longer be used to make baked goods and ice cream, as the price has risen from $50/gallon recently to $550 ($800 Canadian).  Rather than using artificial vanilla or charging $12 per scoop of vanilla ice cream, some vendors plan to just remove the flavor entirely from the menu.


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https://draxe.com/vanilla-extract/

A number of consumers find it simple and cost-effective to make their own vanilla extract from vanilla beans.  While it is not difficult to do, the waiting time for the finished product to sit brewing is 8 weeks.

Pure vanilla extract has numerous health benefits:

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 03:46:23 PM »
Starting a new thread to monitor food prices and availability:
Excellent idea.  Hope to add to it.

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 04:38:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxS21Te1LSY

Ice Age Farmer says that the end is in sight to artificially low grocery prices in the U.S. created by a price war among grocers that occurred when Amazon entered the grocery marketplace.  In the wake of recent global crop losses and inflation of freight delivery prices, one food manufacturer has announced that it intends to pass along rising costs to consumers, breaking the trend of food distributors absorbing costs themselves.  Narrator says this will set off a chain reaction in which others in the food industry will follow suit.

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 10:58:16 AM »
Good Youtube video "NASA data confirms Global Cooling * Buildings Collapse * Crop Losses * Food Shortages"  at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IIz18z5-bQ   Dated 23/May/18.   Duration 7:55.
" NASA official data confirms 2 years of #GlobalCooling -- yet media is silent. Meanwhile, buildings collapsing under snow, infrastructure failing, crops lost, food shortages -- welcome to the #GrandSolarMinimum. Are you taking steps today to thrive tomorrow? - "Not suitable for most advertisers" - please consider donating. "

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 01:11:03 PM »
That's one of my favorite channels Jim - such a well-informed young farmer who thinks outside the box and speaks directly from the heart.  :)

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 04:04:12 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlMcIw42-ew

@ around 11:12 narrator says that crop failures in the UK are causing that country to rely upon imports to feed its population.  However, numerous other countries who have in the past been agricultural exporters have failed to produce a surplus this year, and will not be putting their crops on the international market.  If the UK fails to source food to import, it will run out of food in one year.

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
If the UK has enough food for its people for an entire year, they are way ahead of other countries!

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 04:41:09 AM »
You may be right, and in any case, my guess is that the announcement in their media probably stirred a good many of their citizens to begin prepping, or at least start a garden, though the Brits are known for their sumptuous kitchen gardens:


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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 11:25:44 AM »
From Jim's "Daily Headlines" thread today:

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Price of potatoes to soar 900% in Belgium as drought and high temps kill crops

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 03:15:22 PM »
Here's a useful website called the Famine Early Warning Network:
http://fews.net/

Data concentrates upon Central America/Caribbean, Central Asia and Africa.  Africa has the most widespread food insecurity.  Details are provided location by location as to what caused / is causing famine.


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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 04:23:26 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYEtYTSY2PM

@ around 9:30, narrator remarks that farmers in drought-stricken locations who have lost both their crops and their livestock are being forced now to eat the seeds intended for the next harvest.

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 07:30:07 PM »
Truly sad, and we could all be next.  Add this to one of the links in Jim Farmer's Latest Headlines post today about how Denmark will lose about 40% of their crops this year, worth about $1 billion.

After clicking on the "Denmark drought" link, saw yet another drought story--this time Germany.  Maybe there isn't any area that is guaranteed to escape conditions of drought.

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Re: Food shortages materializing
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2018, 08:25:54 AM »
The crop losses in Europe are pretty scary.  I read an article this morning which said that French fries in Belgium may now be found for 25 Euros a serving, due to the potato crop failure there. 

Re: the Famine Early Warning Network, I didn't see India listed, which would seem to be a glaring omission.
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