USAID Top Scientist: “For the first time food production will be limited on a global scale”

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Jeffrey Green
Activist Post.com
Friday, April 18, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a government body in charge of taking taxpayer dollars and doling it out to foreign projects that will theoretically bring humanitarian aid to struggling regions. No matter what one might think about the nobility of such a mission, the agency has been much maligned for its decades-long mismanagement and outright theft of those funds (see here, here, and here among many sources), as well as being in a direct or indirect position to enable the use of food as a weapon.

Nevertheless – and perhaps because of such activities – USAID is well aware of the economic trends they need to address and/or manage. So, when their top science adviser speaks, it is essential to hear what he is saying. Disregarding any overarching agenda, let’s see what is in store for the global food supply, according to Dr. Fred Davies, advisor for the bureau of food security and a Texas A&M AgriLife Regents Professor of Horticultural Sciences.

Most people are already aware that major droughts in California and Brazil are taking a dramatic toll on the price of food. Based on this alone, and the threat that these droughts could morph into mega droughts, food prices are expected to double in the next decade. Add in a pig virus in the U.S. and it’s looking to be a rocky road ahead. In fact, even being strictly vegan – usually a surefire way to keep a grocery bill as low as possible – will still be challenging. From a recent article by Michael Snyder, we see the following:

A professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University named Timothy Richards has calculated what the drought in California is going to do to produce prices at our supermarkets in the near future. His projections are quite sobering…

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