Potential Food and Energy Shortage Across the World

Olivierlejardinier

Padawan Learner
It's only based on estimations but...

Gas: the dreaded trap set by Putin

"This is an increasingly difficult paradox to justify. Despite the war in Ukraine, day after day, Europeans finance the Russian army by buying gas at exorbitant prices. Despite the sanctions, the grand declarations and the promises of embargo, the Twenty-Seven send 200 million dollars a day to Gazprom, the public company which holds the monopoly of Russian gas exports by pipeline, according to calculations by Thierry Bros , professor at Sciences Po. Enough to cover Russia's defense budget, estimated at $180 million a day based on last year's spending by the Center for Research on Clean Air and Energy."

original article in french
 

Cosmos

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Ambassador
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Gonzalo still thinks, if things continue as they are, that, especially in poor countries and the west in general (especially Europe), the sky will be falling by the end of the year:


That assessment of the signs and situation basically falls in line with Putin’s warnings and predictions, although the timing of when „the shit will really hit the fan“ might be debatable. And yes, it is so foolish and evil of our „leaders“ to push us down that cliff deliberately.

And yes, in germany for example, you already see prices going up quite significantly for essential things and people noticing it and complaining about it. You ain‘t seen nothing yet!
 
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Mike

The Living Force
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From a gentleman named Jared Tate's telegram channel. He is the creator of a crypto called Digibyte.

Jared Tate – Telegram 24 May 2022 – Food prices

US farmers paying 2-3x more for fuel/fertilizer than last year (if they can get it). Add worst drought out west in 150 years, Ukraine war, inflation, supply chain shortages. What do you think this does to price of food after fall harvest w/ less food grown?

https://www.agweb.com/news/business...daily-now-costs-some-farmers-1000-double-what

None of these input costs used to grow this summers harvest to feed cattle, chicken, pigs bake bread and more have even been priced in at the grocery store yet. We could see another 3-5x in food costs by this time next year. Get prepared while you still can.

And all of this depends on IF, a big IF we even plant as much food as normal. All planting is lagging, some planting data of this week is worst in 1/4 century:

"U.S. spring wheat was just 49% planted as of Sunday, the slowest for the date since records began in 1981. That compares with 39% in the prior week and an 83% average."


While searching for hard economic analysis to back up my theory food will 3-5x by this time next year, I found this report by US Congressional Research Service: Farm-to-Food Price Dynamics:

Economic analysis of farm-to-retail price transmission leads to three generalizations: first, causality usually runs from changes in farm prices to changes in retail prices; second, time lags in retail price response to farm price changes are generally months in length, even for perishables like milk, meat, and fresh fruits and vegetables; and third, retail prices appear to respond asymmetrically, with adjustments to increases in farm prices occurring faster and with greater pass-through than adjustments to decreases in farm prices. This last generalization is often referred to as “sticky” retail food prices—that is, retail prices follow commodity prices upward rapidly, but fall back only slowly and partially when commodity prices recede.

For example, the rise in farm prices that occurred between 2006 and mid-2008 was substantially larger and occurred about six months earlier than the rise in corresponding retail food product prices.


So if we are seeing 2-3x planting input costs to farmers planting now in May, we will see the corresponding prices in grocery store 6 months later - (October) - Not including further fuel cost increases by then for transportation to stores.

Here’s the hard historical analysis price for beef, chicken, rice, wheat. If farm inputs increase, it’s a 6 month lag and almost 1:1 movement for retail food costs. In 6 months, your food is going to 2-3x by Thanksgiving. And more by this time next year.

(screen shots he took - historical analysis referred to above)

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Joan

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This is the future of food by Corey Digs website, it's not fantasy, it's not conspiracy, it is happening right now all over the so called Western World.


NEW Controlled Food System Is Now In Place And They Will Stop At Nothing To Accelerate Their Control​


Some snips

How Did They Lock This in Under The Radar? Some Critical Points:​


The food industry is already monopolized by 10 companies, all of the seeds, produce, and meat too? What happens when produce and meat are all grown inside secured facilitie majority of which include Vanguard and BlackRock as top shareholders. What happens when they contes after a gene splice or inside a petri dish, and farmland becomes dormant due to overreaching regulations, lack of supplies, and manufactured inflation?

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There are already over 100 companies in the Sacramento area working on seed development, so it should come as no surprise that the University of California is developing a plant-based mRNA vaccine in the hopes that farms can grow edible vaccine lettuce. Sounds deliciously perfect. As with so many exciting projects such as this, the National Science Foundation granted $500,000 for this gem.

“Imagine walking into your local grocery store on a frigid January day to pick up freshly harvested lettuce, fragrant basil, juicy sweet strawberries, and ripe red tomatoes – all of which were harvested at a local farm only hours before you’d arrived.” That quote from the USDA’s article on Vertical Farming for the Future, published in October 2021, sounds so deliciously enticing and convenient, especially in anticipation of meeting the needs of 9 billion people by 2050, doesn’t it?

But, yes there’s always a “but,” what’s going to happen to the farmers when these astronomically enormous indoor vertical farm facilities have taken over every major city, locked in contracts with all major grocery store chains, and are funded by some of the same billionaire globalists who are seeking to control human beings through every industry for their fourth industrial revolution? It’s a legitimate concern. Add “gene-editing,” “smart,” “traceable,” and “net zero” to the production of these facilities, and the fact that they are still moving full speed ahead on digital IDs and currency, and it becomes even more concerning.


Sure, the idea of indoor vertical farming could be a great avenue for those with little land, those who live in harsher climates, and everyone who wants food security while these agendas against humanity continue to roll out, but wouldn’t it make more sense for communities to be doing this to meet their own needs, rather than relying on a digital ID to get access to a controlled food industry? The nutritional value from LED versus the sun likely removes some of the nutrients in the produce, but if faced with having difficulty accessing food, or not desiring gene-edited food, it might be a good idea.
There are already over 100 companies in the Sacramento area working on seed development, so it should come as no surprise that the University of California is developing a plant-based mRNA vaccine in the hopes that farms can grow edible vaccine lettuce. Sounds deliciously perfect. As with so many exciting projects such as this, the National Science Foundation granted $500,000 for this gem.


“Imagine walking into your local grocery store on a frigid January day to pick up freshly harvested lettuce, fragrant basil, juicy sweet strawberries, and ripe red tomatoes – all of which were harvested at a local farm only hours before you’d arrived.” That quote from the USDA’s article on Vertical Farming for the Future, published in October 2021, sounds so deliciously enticing and convenient, especially in anticipation of meeting the needs of 9 billion people by 2050, doesn’t it?


But, yes there’s always a “but,” what’s going to happen to the farmers when these astronomically enormous indoor vertical farm facilities have taken over every major city, locked in contracts with all major grocery store chains, and are funded by some of the same billionaire globalists who are seeking to control human beings through every industry for their fourth industrial revolution? It’s a legitimate concern. Add “gene-editing,” “smart,” “traceable,” and “net zero” to the production of these facilities, and the fact that they are still moving full speed ahead on digital IDs and currency, and it becomes even more concerning.

Sure, the idea of indoor vertical farming could be a great avenue for those with little land, those who live in harsher climates, and everyone who wants food security while these agendas against humanity continue to roll out, but wouldn’t it make more sense for communities to be doing this to meet their own needs, rather than relying on a digital ID to get access to a controlled food industry? The nutritional value from LED versus the sun likely removes some of the nutrients in the produce, but if faced with having difficulty accessing food, or not desiring gene-edited food, it might be a good idea.

Several embedded videos to make a point.

From my own observation living in Canada, I recently noticed and purchased, what are called tomatoes on the vine and bell peppers. noticeable, just red yellow, and orange the green color is is sold separately they are all uniform in shape and size, with no blemishes, or differences, indicating change or sun pattern exposure.. They are relatively inexpensive $4 for four pounds regarding the price escalation at this timer. a dollar for a pound of peppers or tomatoes. I also noticed today, that they are offering beefsteak tomatoes,, same thing uniform size and also look, with a strange dispersion, just like the real thing,, only it looks bizarre when looking at them all lined together on a grocery store display. The future of food for those that can afford it, at this time it's a dollar a pound, how much will this price inflate, to gather all the cost of R & D in the cost, when the true impact of food prices hit the market. This is just a teaser, for the future.

I don't have much more to say than Henry Kissinger regarding food.

"Who Controls the Food Supply Controls People

I cant' eat them after reading this article, nor can I offer them to the people in my appartment building in good conscience, I have no understanding of there origin, just caught in the madness of cheap food, which I thought I could dehydrate, I just can't buy in this shit show.
 
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Lukasz

Jedi
According to a Summer Reliability Assessment by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation the U.S. West and Midwest could be facing grid failure this summer.

Majority of U.S. Power Grid at Risk of Failure This Summer, Report Warns


In its seasonal reliability assessment for the summer of 2022, the nonprofit corporation, which sets regulatory standards for U.S. grid operators, warned that the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is at “high” risk of its energy reserves falling short of its normal energy needs. MISO provides energy transmission for the Midwest, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Texas and the western U.S., meanwhile, are at “elevated risk” of seeing grid shortages should its power needs peak beyond normal volumes, according to the report.
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SCREENGRAB: NERC

The latter eventuality is most likely to be the result of drought conditions that Texas and the Western and Southern U.S. have grappled with for years, the report says. As for the West, hydro-powered generators rely upon dwindling water reserves, without which the region must instead import electricity to meet demand on hot evenings.
“In the event of wide-area extreme heat event, all U.S. assessment areas in the Western Interconnection are at risk of energy emergencies,” the report says definitively, leading to “forced outages.”
In Texas and the South, extreme heat threatens to increase peak demand, forcing outages and other emergency procedures for load shedding, or cutting supply to reduce strain on the grid. This is what happened last summer, when the grid operator asked Texans to reduce their usage amid a June heat wave, just months after the February, 2021 freeze forced widespread blackouts. In hot conditions, grid shortages introduce a number of heat-related health risks to vulnerable communities, beyond the day-to-day discomfort of being asked to raise one’s thermostat to 78 degrees fahrenheit, as Texans were asked to do.
In the Midwest, things are a bit more dire, and perhaps more certain: MISO is gearing up to have 2.3 percent less generation capacity this summer than it had last year, while its projections for peak demand have gone up by 1.7 percent in kind. Crucially, at the start of the summer, the operator is missing a key transmission line connecting the northern and southern segments of its coverage area to damage caused by a tornado last December.
That means the Midwest grid operator will likely need to shed load or import extra electricity to meet normal demand this summer—a fact that MISO itself has expressed awareness of, per an April report from Utility Dive.
NERC’s summer projections also point to ongoing strain on the supply chain, a result of both COVID-19 labor gaps and Russia’s war in Ukraine, to explain likely forthcoming grid strain. A number of ongoing energy generation and transmission projects have been slowed by a lack of product availability, shipping delays and labor shortages, the report says. That’s on top of the cybersecurity threats that Russia and other actors could pose to electricity and critical infrastructure in the U.S., and the forthcoming late-summer wildfire season, which could affect transmission lines in regions where flames break out.
In tandem, these factors create a mosaic of risk for grid operators, whom the report authors encourage to prepare for strain.
“It’s a sobering report,” John Moura, NERC director of reliability assessment and performance analysis told Utility Dive. “It’s clear the risks are spreading ... and the pace of our grid transformation is a bit out of sync with the underlying realities and the physics of the system.”
 

JEEP

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
"Newpoint Gas will procure hydrogen from natural gas"

An interesting twist regarding the Buffalo mass shooting:

Conspiracy? Ex-cop killed in Buffalo shooting had just invented a powerful “water powered engine”
(Natural News) Aaron Salter Jr., a security guard at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo who was killed in the recent mass shooting, had reportedly just patented a new type of vehicle engine that runs on water instead of gasoline.

Describing his invention as a “newly discovered energy source,” Salter, just prior to his death, had been working on and speaking publicly about environmentally sustainable vehicles that have the potential to replace existing ones that rely on either internal combustion (gas) or battery-powered (electric) engines.

Salter’s LinkedIn profile reveals that one of his main passions in life was coming up with a free energy transportation solution. In a YouTube video, he demonstrated how his 2010 Ford F-150 truck operated using an AWS Hydrogen Fuel System, which is based on water.

“So we’re going to do four experiments today for the patent examiners,” Salter, an ex-cop, said in the video while proudly displaying his Police Benevolent Association shirt.

“What my system has done is take advantage of the residue that’s produced by electrolysis,” he further explained. “So we’re going to actually start this vehicle without electrolysis … I’m a jack of all trades and a master of none.”

Salter’s video is still available for viewing on YouTube below:


Back in 2016, Salter uploaded a post to Facebook explaining his position at AWS Hydrogen Technologies, LLC. It modestly read that Salter was excited to have started this company, believing that it is fully possible to power vehicles with water.

“… I believe I can change the way we power [our] cars, boats, generators, and it comes from water,” he wrote, calling the technology “rehydrated hydrogen.”

“And we can get one step closer to helping [our] planet rid itself of these dangerous hydrocarbons that are damaging [our] Ozone and causing global warming to [our] planet.”

In other words, not only is the technology clean, running on abundant and virtually free water, but it also helps to clean the air of pollutants that already exist. Talk about a win, win situation.

It is because of this technological discovery that some believe Salter’s untimely death to be suspicious. Was he targeted by the industries that stand to lose, should Salter’s invention have gone mainstream? (Related: The FBI often stages terror attacks, so this hypothesis is not that far-fetched.)

It turns out that Salter is hardly the first person to mysteriously die not long after discovering and unveiling a new system that runs on water rather than fossil fuels or electricity.

Stanley Meyer had also come up with a water-powered motor technology right before he suddenly and strangely died while dining at a Denny’s restaurant with two Belgian investors.

“Meyer started choking during the meal, ran outside and claimed he had been poisoned just before he died,” reports Baxter Dmitry for Newspunch.

You can watch a video below of Meyer explaining his technology:


Some now believe that Salter’s biggest mistake was filing for a patent on his technology. It was not long after this occurred that he turned up dead in a mass shooting.

“If you figure out a way to beat the oil companies, you have to open source it to the world and never apply for a patent,” says ImpairedDifinity. “Because they will crush you and bury your patent somehow.”

In the comment section at Newspunch, someone added that he recalls a story where they murdered hundreds on a ship called the Titanic “in order to kill three men who were in the way of creating the Federal Reserve.” [or crash an entire passenger plane to take out one congressman]

Paul Pantone also invented an engine that could run on water but destroyed it immediately after his father said to and never speak of it again. He instead developed the GEET plasma fuel system (that can also use water or salt water) and was targeted and imprisoned for his efforts.


 

c.a.

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
French farmers (in the south of France), optimize the current rain during this years drought.



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Added: Flashback from Red Fish
May 25, 2022
Today is #AfricaDay, a day that celebrates Africa’s potential. But hunger remains the biggest killer on the resource-abundant continent. IMF debts, aid dependency, and capitalism all led to Africa’s food crisis. WATCH our documentary “Feeding A Crisis”:
 
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iamthatis

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I have been reading a book of stories by mythologist Michael Meade, entitled 'Men and the Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of Men'. I just read a passage that has me thinking about food shortages as a form of externally-induced fasting, and world-initiation.

The passage by Meade describes quite well one key component to 'the coming changes', as we call them - the fact that many people will find themselves in an initiatory experience of being stripped to the bone, without knowing what is happening. Given what we've been studying and discussing here (the ins and outs of initiation, or the Work), the idea is that we may be seeing more and more 'unaware initiates'. This is much different than assuming everyone everywhere will be part of a frothing mob of beasts. Though that will be there, too, I think. As much as I have concerns about a Mad Max near future, I'm realizing that I could also just as much be preparing to have beneficial conversations or be of service to others in some way. With all the usual cautions of being aware of what is being truly asked, etc.

From his chapter on the Celtic myth of Conn-Eda, P. 146:

"And initiation depends, at least in part, on the desire in the initiate for greater knowledge, feeling and spiritual depth. Initiation cannot be forced on someone, nor can it be faked. The body can be pushed and dragged, but the soul cannot. It may begin as an accident, a surprise, or an unfair event, but if lasting change occurs, the whole self must be involved.

Initiation strips away what a person has and who he or she has been. It involves, first of all, losing everything or giving away all that one has in order to become no one before becoming someone again. Cultures that practice initiation rites have previous ceremonies and experiences that wrap the initiate carefully into the society. Before a person's initiation, the subject feels known and secure within his or her family and gender identity. They have a sense of their community and a connection to the otherworld of spirits and ancestors. You don't initiate someone who is nobody. You can't strip away what isn't there. If someone feels already stripped bare to the world, he or she may in fact be in the midst of an initiatory experience. But if someone refuses to enter into a life stage or necessary transition, he or she may need first to reconnect with or relocate something that has been lost. The person may have to go back before stepping out. Some people are in the middle of initiatory events and don't know it; others need to find some sense of unity and inner abundance before they move out into the world at all.

For others the separation that begins the initiation may come at the right time but go in the wrong direction. The destination is not clear at the beginning. A group of youths enter an initiatory road together, but at the crossroads they go in different directions. They may share a series of events that mark each of them for life, but the marks are deeply individual. In tribal initiations, as in stories like Conn-Eda, the first steps of the initiation are clearly marked. In the modern world, they are rarely as clear and often go unnoticed as initiatory.

Entering the modern world is like stepping into an initiation already under way. It's like stepping into the middle of a ritual in full swing. Loss and pain are everywhere. Images of death prevail, and boundaries are dissolving in all directions. Such deep disorientation and intensity are characteristic of initiatory ordeals. Most of us have become so used to disorientation that we have begun to feel at home in this sense of being lost. When the borders of countries the world over change daily and the value of currencies and of food swings up and down rapidly, the middle stage of initiation - the ordeals - becomes our daily environment. In front of us there appears to be nowhere to go or return to - if, in fact, we do survive - while behind there seems to be something missing that should have been there, for we need to have something definite from which we can separate.

In other words, we need to have a place to come from, a home that we are leaving, and a place to go to, our next home. Many modern people have had no home to begin with - that is, no home in which the soul could dwell while it became acquainted with this earth. Thus, for many people, the first step they must take is actually back toward childhood. This first step must be taken before looking at initiation can proceed. Considering initiation in the modern world often begins with a return rather than forging ahead.
 

Eboard10

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
So Italy was one of the countries that pushed for Europe to end reliance on Russian oil and gas at the behest of their higher-ups across the pond. In April, the Italian media boasted about a deal made by prime minister Mario Draghi with Algeria to increase gas imports up to 9bn cubic meters by 2024, reinforcing their commitment to the cause although the gas clearly comes at a higher price than what they have been paying Gazprom and it represents less than a third of what they currently import from Russia, which itself represents about 40% of Italy’s gas needs. In the end, consumers will have to pay the price.

But the virtue signalling clearly backfired after both Italy and Germany recently agreed to pay for Russian gas in rubles. Not only that, it was revealed last week that import of Russian crude oil to Italy has quadrupled since the beginning of the conflict. The reason? An oil refinery in Sicily, ultimately owned by Russian Lukoil has been unable to obtain lines of credit from banks to purchase crude oil to be refined due to the ongoing restrictions, although Lukoil itself isn’t sanctioned. The make up for that, crude oil from Russia had to be imported into the country which now stands at 450,000 barrels per day, four times the amount in February, surpassing the Netherlands as the biggest maritime importer of Russian oil.

While statistics show that Germany has substantially reduced import of Russian oil, the reality is that part of the crude oil imports arriving at the Italian port of Trieste are actually being sent to two German refineries owned by Russian Rosneft via a transalpine oil pipeline.

And this comes at a time when the EU recently announced a plan to ban Russian oil by end of this year :rolleyes:
 

Magnolia

The Force is Strong With This One
In other words, we need to have a place to come from, a home that we are leaving, and a place to go to, our next home. Many modern people have had no home to begin with - that is, no home in which the soul could dwell while it became acquainted with this earth. Thus, for many people, the first step they must take is actually back toward childhood. This first step must be taken before looking at initiation can proceed. Considering initiation in the modern world often begins with a return rather than forging ahead.
This reminds me of TS Eliot's poem 'Little Gidding' in Four Quartets:

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
 

Zzartemis

Jedi Council Member
This business was still supplying seed and livestock feed:
SNIP:
100-year-old Prosser grain silo destroyed in dramatic fireball

A spectacular fire demolished M & E Seed and Grain Co. in Prosser and left one person with burns. A smoldering pile of twisted metal and charred lumber was all that remained Thursday morning after firefighters battled the blaze in downtown Prosser all night. A few firefighters remained at the scene to monitor the fire.
READ:
https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article261810032.html
 
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