Warnings Of Rising Food Prices Follow ‘Bad Weather Events’
Mar 20, 2014
As I predicted in two articles last month: It’s Happening Now: Famine is Coming To A City Near You and It Has Begun: Wise Up and Stock up as Food shortages and Price Hikes Are Coming Before the Years End warning of food price hikes are starting to come via mainstream media.
Be it the drought in California, the floods in the UK or the snow in the Midwest of the United States weather is always used as the excuse for price rises. Of course the weather plays a part but so does some of the farming methods used.
Some farmers have abandoned the age old practice of crop rotation thinking that their GM crops, resistant to so many things means they can abandon traditional farming techniques. This is not the case. Pests that build up in the soil where for example brassicas were planted for several seasons have the ability to decimate the crop, had a different crop been planted all would have been well.
In addition pests are adapting to insecticide producing GM plants. Corn root worm is working its way through fields with no ill effects from the products that Monsanto et al vowed would kill it.
The growing of crops for biofuels is reducing the amount of food producing land across the globe exacerbating any problems that the weather brings.
All of these things are going to have a major effect on the prices we pay for our food. Some foodstuffs, such as corn could be in short supply pushing prices up even further.