Editor’s Note: Do you really think that America is going to be unscathed from the world rising food prices?
What about the impact of our droughts and water shortages in different locations? What about Fukushima? Or the flood of illegal immigrants coming across the US/Mexican border from Central America because they are jobless, hungry? Or the negative impact that GMOs and corporate farming are having on our productivity and health?
World Bank warns of food riots as rising food prices push world populations toward revolt
Friday, May 30, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Tags: World Bank, food riots, emergency preparedness
(NaturalNews) A new report issued by the World Bank (1) warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices skyrocket 70 percent.
According to the World Bank, these price increases have been caused primarily by three factors: 1) Sharply higher demand for food in China, 2) U.S. drought conditions that hammered wheat production, and 3) unrest in Ukraine due to the near state of war with Russia.
Rising food prices lead to food riots
According to the World Bank, rising food prices have caused 51 food riots in 37 countries since 2007. These include Tunisia, South Africa, Cameroon and India, among other nations.
“Food price shocks can both spark and exacerbate conflict and political instability,” warns the report.
A World Bank blog entry by Senior Economist Jose Cuesta entitled “No Food, No Peace” (2) warns that “It is quite likely that we will experience more food riots in the foreseeable future… food price shocks have repeatedly led to spontaneous — typically urban — sociopolitical instability.”
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In this specific article, pay close attention to #1 and #11 of the items. The reason number 1 (insider CEO execs of major corporations) is important is because despite a company’s press release or what the talking head commentators say on Cable, this is in essence a vote of “no confidence” in the current economic situation.
Number #11 is important because things will get much uglier and trying as the currency war advances. In currency wars, the victims on the battlefield are not the soldiers but us consumers and families. It’s like a toxic gas that is odorless and colorless: You may not see if but you will definitely suffer the consequences.
China is in overdrive to have their currency, which will be partially backed by gold, to replace ours. They have quietly gone to trading partner after trading partner getting them to not use the U.S. Dollar. Because of some major trade deals and projects they have made with Saudi Arabia, I believe they are working behind the scenes to get the Saudis to agree to move away from the U.S. “petrodollar” .
When the Saudis agree to use something other than US Dollars in settling the accounts from selling their oil, look for the life support plug for the dollar to be pulled out of the electricial outlet.
The biggest obstacle for the Chinese in their efforts is the fact that they are a communist nation.
Watching the currency war is a must. Do your own research. Don’t expect the mainstream media to keep you up to date. You’re more likely to find out what is going on by monitoring solid financial sites and the European newspapers.–No Name Attorney
12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here
By Michael, on March 3rd, 2013
Are we running out of time? For the last several years, we have been living in a false bubble of hope that has been fueled by massive amounts of debt and bailout money. This illusion of economic stability has convinced most people that the great economic crisis of 2008 was just an “aberration” and that now things are back to normal. Unfortunately, that is not the case at all. The truth is that the financial crash of 2008 was just the first wave of our economic troubles. We have not even come close to recovering from that wave, and the next wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching. Our economy is like a giant sand castle that has been built on a foundation of debt and toilet paper currency. As each wave of the crisis hits us, the solutions that our leaders will present to us will involve even more debt and even more money printing. And each time, those “solutions” will only make our problems even worse. Right now, events are unfolding in Europe and in the United States that are pushing us toward the next major crisis moment. I sincerely hope that we have some more time before the next crisis overwhelms us, but as you will see, time is rapidly running out.
The following are 12 things that just happened that show the next wave of the economic collapse is almost here…