MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE VULNERABLE TO STARVATION
by Dave Hodges
Aug. 22, 2014
The cost of food has been steadily increasing in places like Thailand and Venezuela as evidenced by the fact that since the beginning of 2014, riots are occurring in countries that are suffering through extreme food shortages. These mass protests movements may all have one thing in common, increasing food prices are the cause of the civil unrest.
According to Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam and his research colleagues at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), they are collectively stating that civil unrest, spurred by food shortages. may be anticipated for their effect by a mathematical model that correlates the variables of rising food costs, diminished income and civil unrest. The present data suggests that America is ripe for the same kinds of civil disruption as we are witnessing in Thailand and Venezuela. How bad could the civil unrest become? Nobody can be certain except to say that America is entering into uncharted waters.
If one uses the violent civil unrest in Ferguson, MO. as a barometer of severity of the act of rioting, we need to realize that people are protesting the shooting death of one young man by a local police officer. Imagine how much more vitriolic these protests would become, how much more looting would take place and how many more people would be killed and injured if people and their children were facing starvation and these riots were food riots. The people of the United States are almost at the point of no return with regard to the coming food riots.
Inflation Related to Food Prices
In calculating the overall inflation rate, the government does not count the price of food. However, there are several reliable food inflation figures and the food inflation rate is estimated to be between 19% to 22%.