They won’t stay that way. Now is the time to act. FEMA is broke because it’s the year of the natural disaster. Keep in mind that many of those disasters impacted cropland. American farmers are having a bad year. The rest of the world’s farmers have also had it rough.
Even the main stream media is letting slip that there will be food shortages starting this fall. They aren’t emphasizing the problems, but it is starting to get some mention in the news.
Now is the time to top off your food storage. My wife and I are putting together a shopping list to square away our supplies. We had some tight months and dipped in our pantry a bit deeper than normal. I figure is about our last chance to buy food at reasonable prices.
Our food system runs on a just in time basis. There is no big stockroom in the back of the store. Stop deliveries and your average grocery store is stripped bare in just three days of normal shopping. If there is a panic, the store can be cleaned out in a matter of hours. Once most people become aware of food shortages, there could be a run to the store to stock up.
It could get ugly. You don’t want to be there. Picture the shopping craziness the day before a big storm. I’m guessing a real food shortage panic will make that look like a good day. People stocking up before a storm figure everything returns to normal in a few days. Imagine if the idea gets out there that this might be the last food available for a long long time.
There will be food shortages. How the pain is distributed is anyone’s guess. Will it be more starvation in third world countries, or will the pain hit home? Maybe all we’ll see is higher prices and reduced selection. Should everyone wake up to the possible extent of the shortages, panic shopping could wipe out supplies. Forget trying to stock up then. You’d be labeled a nasty hoarder.
Now I could be reading this all wrong, but what’s the downside of having a few more groceries in the house? You’ll end up eating it sooner or later anyway, right?
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